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La Folie

2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #12 of 4,944 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Contemporary, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
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
Saddle River, New Jersey
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107 reviews 107 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014 NEW

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner at La Folie. The service was impeccable and efficient. The food was a gustatory and visual delight. We highly recommend the Goat Cheese Tatin, the Scallop over Oyster and the Duck Magret. La Folie is a must for all foodies. We'll be back!

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Round Rock, Texas
13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

Meal beyond belief. Fantastic and unique menu selections. This a must stop for all foodies in search of dishes that will blow your socks off.

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Melbourne, Australia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

The produce was great and the food was competently cooked. Service was relatively efficient however slightly too austere and faux-formal for my liking. The room is dated and desperately need a modern makeover.

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Belmont, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

As a restaurant that has a Michelin star, I would say it lives up to its standard. Well priced. Excellent presentation. Great service. Good selection of wine. We ordered the four course pre-fixed dinner and a five course self choose dinner. It was very filling. At times the dishes could be a tag to the salty side for my taste.... More

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Makati, Philippines
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225 reviews 225 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

A number of my friends were raving about this so I finally decided to give it a try. Having lived in France, I found the food decent but not extraordinary. Kudos to the excellent service and vibrant atmosphere.

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Cleveland, Ohio
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36 reviews 36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

We did the pick 4, one from each section. We skipped the wine pairing but had a few glasses which were good. Portions were large, even the server said 4 options would be plenty. Goat cheese, corn soup, scallop, lamb - all good options! Service was wonderful, atmosphere great. If you're looking for a nice night out, date night, even... More

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Austin, Texas
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264 reviews 264 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

While not inexpensive, the food and service was well worth the price. My wife and I opted for the 4 course meal, which was more than filling. Each course was unique and outstanding, from the bone marrow escargot to squab and quail main course to the Peach Melba Baked Alaska dessert. But what really stood out was the quality of... More

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Brandon, Canada
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174 reviews 174 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
140 helpful votes 140 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

I booked into La Folie several months in advance to celebrate our 30th anniversary. It did not disappoint in any way. We have had the privilege of eating in some great restaurants in Rome, Pairs, London, New York, and Chicago, and La Foile stands shoulder to shoulder with the best of those. What stands out here is the level of... More

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El Paso, Texas
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

My wife and I went the Bay Area and had a laundry list of things to do, and places to eat at. We are both huge foodies. We are very picky about what we call good food! So when another true foods told us about La Folie, we knew it was not going to let us down. I will start... More

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Top Contributor
70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We came with friends for my husbands 50!! Everything was top notch! We all had four courses. From lobster to crab to sweetbreads to risotto. Everything was cooked to perfection! Desserts were rich but not so much! They had a time delay for the dessert and gave us a tasting of sorbets and after dinner drinks on the house! A... More

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