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2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #36 of 5,039 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Californian
Russian Hill
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Union & Green Streets
Transit: 19 Polk, get off on Polk and Green street. 49 Van Ness, get off on Union and walk one block East to Polk street
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English first
Woodside, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Oh yea.... Fois gras fans celebrate. It's back in CA again. No one does it better than La Folie. Everything else on the menu is fab, service excellent, lovely dining room - but go for the fois gras!! Prepare to spend some pretty pennies. Every one is worth it. And while you're there, splurge on some bubbles... Can't wait to... More 

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Delaware, USA
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Everyone is entitled to an opinion, and that is the spirit of Tripadvisor. I can only write this review from the sparkling experience I was given at this remarkable place. From downtown San Francisco it may be off the beaten track from Union Square and the touristy leather chair restaurants there, however, the short cab ride, across Sutter and up... More 

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Madrid, Spain
14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Excellent service and surroundings, pity the food was not at all at the level of a restaurant of this category. I would not go back. The food just lacks that WOW touch !!

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Los Angeles, California
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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

The food prepared by Roland Passot and his staff is way beyond Five Stars in every way. The presentation, delivery, flavors and tastes are almost beyond description. It is edible artwork. I began with a sake from Japan, yes maybe a little unusual for a French restaurant. I served it blind to my friends and to George Passot, the wine... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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75 reviews 75 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

La Folie is a special occasion restaurant. Every time you eat there, it's a special occasion. Chef Roland Passot and his wife have owned and operated this classic French restaurant since 1988 and their experience in giving you an experience shows. I love that you are given choices. You can choose the Chef's tasting menu (5 course ++) for $125.00... More 

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Central Texas
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141 reviews 141 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

Met cousins here I hadn't seen in years. Wonderful experience. Food and service was outstanding. Great atmosphere. Not noisy, but not deathly quiet either. No problem having a nice conversation. The menu features 3, 4 or 5 course dinners with several choices within each course. The chef kept sending out little extras that made the meal feel really special. We... More 

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

Our second (and last) time at La Folie was just as bad as the first. The food is absolutely sub-par and the service is slow, amateurish, and a bit rude. We would not have gone back if not for a friend's get together; and they had the same reaction as us. Never again.

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Swansboro, North Carolina, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2015

We dined here New Years eve to celebrate our son and daughter in law's wedding. Food was excellent and our server was attentive and very knowledgable about the food and wine pairings.

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Portland, Oregon
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169 reviews 169 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

Wonderful, imaginative French food. It is expensive ($100 per person not including drinks) but the food is fantastic. Great service and ambience.

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Portland, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

Great classic French food and service. Very spendy ($100+ per person) but it is fun to splurge for great food. Reservations are necessary!

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Additional Information about La Folie

Address: 2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
Phone Number: 415-776-5577
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
Open Hours:
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary, Californian

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