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La Folie

Certificate of Excellence
Russian Hill
French, Contemporary
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2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822 (Union & Green Streets)
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

About 10 or so years ago, I asked a taxi driver to name his favorite restaurant in SF. He said "La Folie". I remember hearing him say two things about it that left an indelible impression: 1) that it was consistently among the top places to eat in SF. 2) that it was the most requested restaurant destination in his... More 

Thank JetGirlWorldwide
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88 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A truly fabulous evening! The food was amazing, as was the presentation. It's worth ordering the rabbit, just to see how beautifully it's presented. We both savored every morsel of the very generous portion of foie gras with caramelized peach in peach consommé. It was lovely and phenomenal, as were the butter-poached lobster and risotto with lobster. Service was also... More 

Thank C-S-TravelersFromCA
Mexico City, Mexico
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It was an honor to have food prepared by chef Roland Passot and to meet him! This nationally acclaimed 'neighborhood' restaurant is a must if you are a foodie visiting San Francisco. The food, paired with Roland's master sommelier brother, George, was quite special. We did Roland's summer tasting menu with a few modifications and upgrades.

Thank RobertMeister
Salt Lake City, Utah
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107 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food wasn't as good as I thought it would be. It was still quite good though. I had the vegetarian tasting menu. I received and extra dessert course and some extra snacks at the end of my meal. The service was excellent. I may not be back for a while, but I would give it another chance at some... More 

Thank Leah L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2016 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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95 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2016

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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28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

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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92 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016

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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49 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2016 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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35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
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

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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, Contemporary
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 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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