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La Folie

2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #15 of 4,919 restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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204 reviews from our community

89% Recommend
Rating summary
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Portuguese first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Orlando, FL
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW 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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Falkirk, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

This was a fabulous fine dining experience with lots of little extra touches. Food and service superb, and the price is reasonable for such quality. Just go.

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Pacifica, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had last been to La Folie on 7/1/2013, for our 6th year wedding anniversary. This visit was on 7/1/2014, for our ... well, you get the drift. We started with an ounce of Russian caviar, served on potato blinis stuffed with lobster. Delightful, of course. The lobster proved to be a bit of a distraction from the caviar, so... More

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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We had a wonderful meal here on a visit to San Francisco in March. I loved the ability to mix and match the dishes on the menu and meant that we got to try everything we wanted. The various amuse bouche were lovely and a nice touch The staff were fantastic - friendly, helpful and knowledgeable without being intrusive. Everyone... More

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Phoenix, AZ
Top Contributor
143 reviews 143 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I came to La Folie a few years back, and while it was good, it did not impress me enough to get my wife there, for several months. We are in San Francisco at least once per month, and usually only get to dine together one night (or two, if I am lucky) per visit. We will do dinner on... More

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Dallas, Texas
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The food was tasty and well prepared. The service was elegant. The wine list was ample and not overpriced. The decor was pleasant and not pretentious.

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San Francisco, California
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Did we have dinner at the same place as other people that gave La Folie 5 stars? After friends had just dined at La Folie and gave it stellar marks, I was looking forward to our night out. Unfortunately, we had a different experience. Pulling up to the Valet was easy and quick. Since parking is a challenge int that... More

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Key West, Florida
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

After a rather disappointing meal at Gary Danko the night before, I was a little gun shy of what was to come. La Folie exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds. I've dined at Michelin Star restaurants around the world and can honestly say this is the dining experience of a lifetime. While probably not fair to either restaurant, having... More

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Redwood Shores, CA
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Had a great time for a birthday dinner. Service was great, wine was very good and the food was wonderful. Roland came over and spoke with us for a few minutes and was very kind and generous.

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Tokyo, Japan
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014 via mobile

This is a wonderful restaurant. Nowadays many good restaurants offer only courses (e.g. tasting menu). It is a pleasure that La Folie offers excellent a la cart. Lobster and Mushroom Resotto is capped with spumante stock made of lobster. Mixed texture of lobster, risotto and spumante is very good. As soon as I saw Rôti of Quail and Squab, I... More

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