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La Folie

2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Russian Hill)
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Ranked #16 of 4,950 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
Neighborhood: 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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cleveland oh
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

The wines were quite special as were the early courses. The duck was not good. The snail dish I recommend to snail and marrow lovers. It is served in a marrow bone and is quite spectacular. There was an egg offering sreved in an egg elegantly. The price is high and almost worth it. To get away with less than... More

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Palo Alto, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

La Folie has such a stellar reputation, I came to dinner there with high expectations for a wonderful dinner with impeccable service. The food was very good, but frankly not very interesting. My husband had the duck (very, very good), and my lamb was good, but again, not memorable. I can't even remember the other courses, which I guess speaks... More

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San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I have had the good fortunate of dining at Le Chanteclar, Nice, France; Michel Rostang, Paris; Lorenz Adlon, Berlin; Koffmann's, London; Marcus Wareing at The Berkeley, and I can honestly say La Folie is by far the most fabulous experience I have ever had! It was the best birthday I can remember! I may have the order of the dinner... More

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Cabo San Lucas, Mexico
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55 reviews 55 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

After 35 years of dining in some of the finest restaurants in the world....I think I have found one of the best! Not only was the food perfect, but the service was exquisite. Diane was so professional, and so helpful in explaining every culinary delight. She was a much a part of the experience as the food. This is a... More

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Saddle River, New Jersey
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111 reviews 111 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 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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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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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335 reviews 335 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
120 helpful votes 120 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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35 reviews 35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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