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La Folie

2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #11 of 4,936 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $41 - $80
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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89% Recommend
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
El Paso, Texas
12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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70 reviews 70 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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138 reviews 138 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We celebrated a birthday with some of us opting for the complete tasting menu while others pared down to just three courses. Every course was a work of art. Gracefully served and beautifully presented. Well timed, too. Between the four of us we had the tenderloin, sweetbreads, rabbit, lobster, goat cheese tart, day scallop, cod, baked alaska, cheese plate, and... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My wife and I ate here last week and it was excellent. I had cod to start followed by the Wagyu beef which was simply the best beef I have ever eaten. I finished off with some lovely cheese. My wife had the tomato salad which I couldn't believe when it arrived - it was a work of art -... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

We decided to try La Folie for a birthday celebration. The seating was comfortable and wait staff attentive. The atmosphere was relaxed yet pleasant. I had the goat cheese tart, scallops and baked Alaska; my husband had the lobster risotto and napoleon. The goat cheese tart was very artistically presented; it’s not a tart as such but layers of various... More

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

Original, well cooked and well presented, great service! The lobster was great. Very good quail and squab Short wine list by the glass

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Nashville, Tennessee
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49 reviews 49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

As we drove through an "interesting" neighborhood to this venerable French Restaurant in Russian Hill we had some doubts, but stepping into this small but elegant space transported us to the banks of the Seine. The food was fantastic, French, innovative without going molecular and most important delicious. For example an appetizer composed of a duck egg fried tempura style... More

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San Angelo, Texas
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

Like most other reviewers, I thought the food was outstanding, the service was spot on, friendly and attentive. I ordered the 5 course tasting menu and up charged to the Wagyu Rib-eye. It was perhaps the best steak I have ever had. The other courses were good as well but for the money, I wanted to be blown away and... More

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San Francisco, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2014

I have to say this is one of the better dining experiences I have had in quite awhile. I wish I would have dined here much sooner. I felt like I could have been in Paris and the service was impeccable, understated and unhurried. All 4 of us got the 5 course meal selections and shared what people were willing... More

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Orlando, FL
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 via mobile

We dined with our 20 year old son and had high expectations. La Folie exceeded our expectations! I had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairing. My husband and son had the regular 5 course menu. We started with Russian Caviar to share. They presented us with 3 additional small bites from the chef. Every bite was outstanding! The service... More

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