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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)
+1 415-776-5577
17:30 - 22:00
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Tue - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was a uninteresting meal with high price tag. Fixed price menu with very narrow choices. Dishes were very small portions with high price tag. Even the dessert was not recognizable. 4 adults and none of us liked the food.

Thank Brian C
San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Excellent French cuisine, creative, plated beautifully, great flavor profiles and fancy ingredients. Prices are not for the faint of heart - suggest you do this dinner for a special occasion

Thank 8maggie
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice decor, music a little loud, exceptional service and food. The food is creative, original, out of the ordinary, succulent!

Thank bourgph
The Netherlands
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

(en français en bas) This was one of the best restaurant I went in my life. The service was awesome. It was very classy, while friendly at the same time. Perfect mix! The food was also very nice and surprising (in a good way). We all took different things and we (we were three) all liked our food...and we're a... More 

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Fresno, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

La Folie is where we go for special occasions and when we crave for some really good French food no matter the occasion. Never disappoints! Wonderful and tasty food, quite reasonable prices for he quality. The foie gras was wonderful as was the endive salad, and the Spanish octopus my wife and I had each were wonderfully succulent and tasty.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2017

Had visited just once before, but then visited twice over the Christmas and New Year period - each a delight. Food to me is unmistakengly French/European which is nice when away from home. Wine pairings also worked well - even if lack a little inventiveness (No Sauternes recommended with foie gras?) Watch the (obvious) upsell on truffles, caviar and foie... More 

Thank pennwasp
San Anselmo, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We have gone to La Folie for years. Many times for special occasions (such as my birthday dinner in the blue room for 20 I think...) anniversaries, as well as just for dinner. We usually love the well executed menu which is lovely but not stuffy? Chef Passot when he is there seems to be a great driving force. We... More 

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Davis, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016

My husband and I dined here the night before our wedding. Still to this day, we talk about our dinner here! The staff was so gracious and went above and beyond to ensure we had the best meal. They even threw in a couple of free courses as a congratulations for our marriage and we met the chef after our... More 

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Bainbridge Island, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

The day after our meal at La Folie I could have written a detailed account of the flavors -- the frog's legs, the lobster, the wonderful bottle of Meursault -- but a month later (and with no help from a receipt that just says "Three Course Menu" all I can remember is the ecstasy. The flavors were rich and yet... More 

Thank Michael M
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

"Wild horses couldn't drag me away". Just as I was preparing to write this review, the Stones song came on Pandora. Perfectly said. Classic French Cuisine by a A master Chef. Rolland Passot. Few places can you still see the Masters or " Celebrity Chefs" submerged in their art like this man. Despite his fame , he remains in the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$100 - US$150
French, Contemporary
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
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
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-5577

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?

Staying in Russian Hill

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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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