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Folie Douce

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1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
707-822-1042
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Description: Folie DOuce is a local, seasonal, organic California bistro serving...
Folie DOuce is a local, seasonal, organic California bistro serving dinners Tuesday-Sunday at 5:30. We embody true California cuisine by utilizing as much local, seasonal, and organic produce and meats as possible in dishes influenced by all ethnicities. Seasonally inspired, we have an ever changing menu while also maintaining some of our favorites year round. We highlight our local community by featuring local winemakers, farmers, and artists on a rotating quarterly basis.
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Good for:
Local cuisine
Dinner
Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 41
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous Fresh Creative Meal

Five of us all ordered from the prix fixe menu which had four options and we were all satisfied from the starter to the dessert. This is a small intimate restaurant in which the owner is hands-on. The menu reflects current market fresh ingredients and creative recipes. The wine list included some... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 2, 2015
ready29
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southern California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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English first
southern California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Five of us all ordered from the prix fixe menu which had four options and we were all satisfied from the starter to the dessert. This is a small intimate restaurant in which the owner is hands-on. The menu reflects current market fresh ingredients and creative recipes. The wine list included some nice affordable California wines. All of us thoroughly... More 

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Commerce City, Colorado
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is a quality restaurant stuck among other establishments catering to the inhabitants of a college town. The place is unassuming, the food and service are astonishing. The reception by the staff is attentive. Then, the menu gives you your first impression that the place is not average. Mouth watering entrees and a wine list that stands out even anywhere... More 

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California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Everything fresh and delicious. The salmon chowder was fantastic! Our server Jake very knowledgable and answered many questions as my husband has many food allergies. He was patient and wonderful. Only the best ingredients, home made ice cream!. I will need to come back to try out the pizza ( looked great)! Great cozy atmosphere. Highly recommend!

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Gold Beach, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

From the outside you would never expect what wonderful delights come out of this kitchen...very knowledgeable staff..outstanding dining experience..my food allergies were no problem, the kitchen prepared everything with out missing a beat...and this is by far a contender in the top ten restaurants I have dined in...

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Arcata, CA
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've been going to Folie Douce for over 12 years. Sept. 9th, we decided to make our 32 Anniversary special and made reservations for 6pm. We were 8 minutes late but by the time we were helped, we were 15 minutes past our reservation time. The hostess/owner told us she gave our table away!!!! She did not call us either.... More 

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Arcata, California
Top Contributor
105 reviews 105 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Year in and year out, Folie Douce has been our answer to the question of where to go on a special occasion like a birthday or anniversary. This is not bargain country -- go for the great flavors, creative menu items, and intimate atmosphere. If its a bargain you want, then go to Rita's. Our last visit was no exception.... More 

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Maryland
Top Contributor
167 reviews 167 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Another restaurant that wants to be gourmet but the food isn't nearly that caliber. Serving sizes are too small and prices are too high given those sizes. I ordered a pizza, which is actually plenty big enough for one person but not nearly enough for two.

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Martinez, California
Top Contributor
80 reviews 80 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Beautiful aromas greet you at Folie Douce, even before you walk in the door. We found the staff to be attentive and friendly, and the menu quite varied. I had the catch of the day, which if I recall was a rock cod, and it was served with very tasty, nicely al dente vegetables and a "garnish" of mussels steamed... More 

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Glen Ellen, California
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

The food here is wonderful. This was our second visit and the meal could not have been better. I had the duck, my husband and son the steak and our friend the fish of the day. All were excellent as was the strawberry salad. The service however was horrible. It was Mothers Day and quite busy even after 7:30PM. They... More 

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california
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014

Stopped here on a road trip and was very impressed with both the food and service. When one approaches this establishment it seems very humble, in a run down section of town. DO NOT let this dissuade you! This is a very funky, sweet place that serves the best selection of sustainable foods in the north state and does it... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: 707-822-1042

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 37
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine

Description

Folie DOuce is a local, seasonal, organic California bistro serving dinners Tuesday-Sunday at 5:30. We embody true California cuisine by utilizing as much local, seasonal, and organic produce and meats as possible in dishes influenced by all ethnicities. Seasonally inspired, we have an ever changing menu while also maintaining some of our favorites year round. We highlight our local community by featuring local winemakers, farmers, and artists on a rotating quarterly basis.
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?