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La Folie

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Russian Hill
French, American, Contemporary
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2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Union & Green Streets)
19 Polk, get off on Polk and Green street. 49 Van Ness, get off on Union and walk one block East to Polk street
415-776-5577
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 42
    Very good
  • 18
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  • 7
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  • 8
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
WOW

I had an amazing food adventure from start to end. The presentations, textures and tastes are great. Service is fantastic. I look forward to another wow experience.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 20, 2015
elizabeth r
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I had an amazing food adventure from start to end. The presentations, textures and tastes are great. Service is fantastic. I look forward to another wow experience.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

I am not a professional reviewer, and this is just my opinion. Roland Passot is in the kitchen (and not presiding an "empire" of extravagantly priced eateries in Vegas or Dubai) so you know you're in good hands. His early training was at Léon de Lyon, so you know the man can cook. No molecular cuisine here, no silly puffery,... More 

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Napa, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

My husband and I had an incredible experience (I hesitate to only call this a meal) at La Folie. Service was professional and friendly, top-notch. Every staff member knew it was our anniversary and went of their way to make our night special. This is an expensive restaurant and definitely a splurge. But it was so worth it. We each... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

This will be a delectable review - for I just experiences one of the best meals I've ever eaten. I made a reservation with Open Table and was surprised to be able to get a 6pm table on a Saturday night just 2 weeks out. However i would not chance this in the future - The Passots have created an... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

My wife and I went here last week for dinner. The total experience was excellent. They offer a choice of 3, 4 or 5 courses at fixed prices. That way you can customize your meal to your liking. I had the 3 course and ordered the A5 wagyu beef ($70 extra) which was very tender and full of flavor. The... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to SF for Angel's birthday and ate at La Folie one night. It was truly excellent. When we arrived we were greeted warmly by a woman at the bar. We gave our name and she responded with a "Happy Birthday!" for Angel. We were seated at a nice corner table at the back of the restaurant, perfect for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Our night at La Folie was to celebrate my birthday as was our trip to California. You know, one of those with a big "zero" at the end! Every aspect of our dining experience was extraordinary beginning with the warm, friendly, and professional service from Iva. I cannot praise her enough. She was knowledgeable about the menu, her wine pairings... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Amazing food, amazing service. This place is great to celebrate a special occasion. The way the flavors are combined makes this an extremely engaging experience in which you will be wondering how you ever missed to understand the complexities that a dish can bring to your palate. In one word: Magical.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was a very disappointing experience. We chose this as our "nice dinner" for our trip, and it was a disaster. The restaurant was a joke - loud music blaring, really obnoxious wait staff dressed in this New Orleans-esque gear that made them look like clowns. The food was bland and poorly-timed for a tasting. The real problem was that... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Friends took me here for dinner. They raved about the restaurant and said it was as good as any place in Paris. They were wrong -- it's better! Fabulous food. My risotto with lobster was to die for. And I had a cheese souffle for dessert! I highly recommend this beautiful restaurant. Oh and by the way, excellent wine list.... More 

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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 to $80
Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
    (Union & Green Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 19 Polk, get off on Polk and Green street. 49 Van Ness, get off on Union and walk one block East to Polk street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighborhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: 415-776-5577

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $41 to $80
  • Cuisine: French, American, Contemporary

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Doing business
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

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

Staying in Russian Hill

Neighborhood Profile
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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