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2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Russian Hill)
415-776-5577
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Ranked #43 of 5,007 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
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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English first
Colorado, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

The food was fabulous. The chef came to our table to ensure we enjoyed it, which was a classy touch. The staff was knowledgeable and courteous. If you like French food, La Folie is an excellent choice.

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Dallas, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

One can't miss this gem in SF, incredibly great food, presentation, variety, and service at reasonable prices. No arrogance, no rush, simply enjoy ! Definitely will return here. One should not miss this restaurant .

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north carolina
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014 via mobile

Transcendent describes the truffle menu currently on offer. Have not encountered a French restaurant outside of France with this quality of cuisine. To experience the guinea fowl with chestnut farce is as if you are seated in a restaurant in Burgundy with a gifted chef who lives to make your taste buds dance. Do not miss this restaurant. It truly... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Visited with table of nine. With that many people we had almost everything on the menu. All was excellent, as were suggested wines. Of particular note was the duck... That said, one of our group is a smoker. She dutifully went outside after the meal was over and the rest of us were finishing up coffee. Apparently she was closer... More 

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Oakland, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had seen this was highly reviewed and seemed to offer the ambiance and drink selection we were looking for last Friday to continue our Halloween pub crawl. However, we were mistaken. To start, my friend walked outside to puff on his vapor pen when we arrived to the bar. He was at a fairly large distance from the entrance,... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2014

Phenomenal service and excellent French fare. Had the chef's tasting menu with wine pairings--all untried wine labels for me but all exceptional. Would definitely go back when in SF again. Well deserved Michelin star.

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San Francisco, CA
Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

This was our first try at this highly touted restaurant. We thought the service and ambience were very good. Unfortunately the food just didn't live up to our expectations. Aside from the fact that the amuse bouche were wonderful, the Bay Scallop starter was way overly salted, almost to the point of being too difficult to eat. The meat dishes... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

Matilda was very attentive! Ben was very helpful. The presentation was beautiful, & tasted amazing! Thank you for a creative and delicious evening!

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cleveland oh
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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 - 80
Cuisine: American, French, Contemporary, Californian

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