My husband and I heard wonderful things about La Folie so we made reservations far in advance. It was a quick taxi ride from our hotel, and we were greeted and seated right away. The restaurant was completely filled when we came in as well as when we left. The main disappointment for us was being seated in the smaller dark green room. It is hard to explain, but neither my husband or myself have ever felt claustrophobic in a restaurant before, but we felt that way here. If the restaurant had not been so busy, we would have requested seating in the main brighter room. Something about the smaller space and the dark green walls. It made us want to leave as quickly as possible even though the food was good. Normally we don't mind service that takes time, but because of the room, we wished it had been faster. If we were to go back we would request ahead of time not to be seated in this room.
Aside from the room, the service and the food were very good. We had heard the portions were large so we each only ordered the three course menu. It was still too much for us, though a person with a large appetite would be please. (My husband is a 6 foot body builder and it was still too much for him.) I felt so bad leaving behind some of the lamb I had for my third course, which was quite good. The soup was excellent and the heirloom tomato salad offered was quite good.
Amuse bouche were very good, presentations were lovely, some items we ordered, while good, did not seem five star. All of the items were ordered were savory, we opted not to order anything sweet, but at the end of the meal a small tray of sweets were brought to the table. Tasted a couple which were quite good, but ... were too full to even eat those.
Would recomment this restaurant, but we would just request the main dining room the next time.
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