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“Excellent (but 100 USD/guest)”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of La Folie

La Folie
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Ranked #246 of 5,644 Restaurants in San Francisco
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $100 - $150
Cuisines: French, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Russian Hill
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
Paris
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41 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Excellent (but 100 USD/guest)”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 6, 2013

Quiet and nicely decorated place, the best service we have enjoyed in SF, very delicate food of great quality, and a great wine list. From the amuse-bouche to the dessert, all very good. But the bill without wine is about 100 USD per guest (very reasonable prices / wine list).
This is different from the price range shown on tripadvisor. You will not regret the check, but you'd better know before.

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
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35 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“This restaurant should have a michelin star”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2013

The food here is outstanding - the taste,creativity, presentation and service is excellent. The menu is designed so you spend a lot or keep the price reasonable which is such a great option for fine dining. The owner and chef talks to the guests and is a delight.
They really do deserve a michelin star or two.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Pauline R
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Los Angeles
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96 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Lovely!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2013

It was a celebration of friends, food, wine and laughter. We all went for it -- the 5 course meal, with extra desserts for some and one was crazy enough to order a second entre'!! Every single dish was so special and tasty ... could have been more truffles and less cheese in the risotto -- but the flavors were still delightful. Nice wine menu - and not the usual 300% mark up!! what a wonderful thing!! Chef came round to check on us (and I"m sure to see who would be ordering soooo much food!). He sent out several tastes - and all were delicious. Our server was fun, knowledgeable and interesting. She just went with us and although - it had the potential to go too pretentious - she just went with the tone of the table. This takes a smart, in tune person who genuinely cares and enjoys her job. Can't say enough nice things about the room, people and food. If you are looking for a place to enjoy good food and company - please make an effort to spend an evening with chef and his people.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Motrzo
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San Francisco, California
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328 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
“ANYTHING BETTER?”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

This San Francisco restaurant has got to be the finest eatery in a City of Great Culinary establishments . Osetra caviar' ($120.00), slightly salty, mild served on a mini pancake with creme' fresh...Absolutely outstanding! The tasting menu, ($110.00) featured duck and oxtail cosomme' with Enoki mushrooms, tender, tasty, delightful. The appetizer was frogs legs, served crispy with wild mushrooms. Filet Mignon, tender, medium rare, perfectly put together. Baked Alaska ended the repast. Browned crust with the ice cream explosion just as we expected. We shared 2 bottles of Bourdeaux, a Chinon that was good and a Cote Provence that was unbelievably friendly. With tip, $600.00 covered our obligation for 2. Beautiful setting, fantastic service, (Iva was the best), and a chance to dine world-class. A great meal in a great City for an expensive, but worthy price.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank bill s
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Cleveland, Ohio, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Really french !”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Now THAT'S what I call a royal meal. Warm and personal without going over the top, that is the ambiance in this cozy and outstanding restaurant in San Francisco. However 'over the top' is the apt description for the cuisine. We went all out, starting with Russian caviar followed by a five course chef's menu including an outstanding Wagyu beef presentation. This combined with excellent wine pairing made it a divine evening. This side of France I doubt there would be too many peers to this great place. GO FOR IT !

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank sawhny6999
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