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La Folie

Certificate of Excellence
Russian Hill
French, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
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2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Union & Green Streets)
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The food was carefully prepared as per our specifications! The staff is attentive and friendly! We went on Bastille Day snd the food was delicious!

Thank Jacqueline N
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

A warm summer's and a table on the street in the sun watching the world go by with a beer - marvellous. The staff were great and the restaurant looked good as did the food. Well worth a visit one evening or lunchtime for a tie to eat. The bar was well stocked so I suspect early evening cocktails could... More 

Thank EnglishHugh
Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Outstanding French cuisine, courteous personalized service, serene atmosphere in the Green Room. We have been coming to La Folie for birthdays and anniversaries for quite a few years now, and we have never been disappointed. It has both a tasting menu and a la carte items, with differential price depending on how many items are chosen. Four items for $120... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Either I'm really picky, or maybe my palate is not as refined, but La Folie didn't live up to my expectations. I eat all types of cuisines, at expensive as well as cheap restaurants in SF and beyond, but each dish seemed to be lacking of something. -Wild Mushroom and Charred Leek Salad- pretty to look at, but difficult to... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We ate here and it really was wonderful. If you're planning on doing the prix fixe with wine, just know it's a lot of wine!!!! The pour is generous and after several courses, more than I could do. But delightful and a wonderful experience. I hate to say it because it's politically incorrect, but the foie gras was one of... More 

Thank travlnfl
Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2016

Everything was to perfection for our dinner. The atmosphere is relaxing and comfortable, the pace of the meal was easy and enjoyable, and the food and wine was fabulous. Highly recommend it.

Thank Leslie B
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

Amazing french (fusion) food. I'm sure all the food is great here, but try the seasonal Chefs tasting menu. And don't get that without the wine pairing. Some of the best food & wine i've ever had. It ain't cheap, but it's worth it, at least for a special occasion.

Thank ShaneFleming
San Antonio, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

I can not express how much I truly loved this place. Please go Do the 5 course meal. you will not regret it. I was blown away, every bite was a piece of heaven on earth.

Thank fordfocus33
Oakland, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Birthday dinner for two friends. Excellent service, outstanding dining. Lamb and duck main courses, lobster appetizer were highlights. We're halfway between 4 and 5 stars but I'm going with 5 because founder M. Pas sit was so gracious during an accidental post-dinner chat while waiting for valet to bring our car. Only negative parking. Valet is $15.

Thank ProfDRS98
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Really excellent cuisine and expensive. If you like foie gras, this place serves 'quarter pounders.' As expected, the service is professional, attentive, and friendly. Wine list is expensive as are corkage fees; some wines by the glass are more reasonable. The four course menu is very satisfying. We return once a year for a special occasion.

Thank daggertravel

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$100 - $150
French, American, Contemporary, Gluten Free
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
    (Union & Green Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 19 Polk, get off on Polk and Green street. 49 Van Ness, get off on Union and walk one block East to Polk street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighborhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: 14157765577

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Russian Hill

Neighborhood Profile
Russian Hill
Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential neighborhood with outstanding views from every corner. Combined with several great cafes, restaurants, antique shops and boutiques, it’s easy to see why any visitor would gladly leave their heart in San Francisco. Cars line up day after day to drive down Lombard Street, the “crookedest” street in the world, and make the slow creep downhill past charming period homes. Polk Street is the main drag in this neighborhood, where you will find trendy bars, cafes and shops populated with locals, but for one of the most charming rides in the city, grab a cable car heading up and down Hyde Street.
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