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San Francisco Restaurants

La Folie

Updated 05/02/2013

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This small, très Parisian establishment has long been a favorite of Francophiles. The restaurant, outfitted in warm woods, copper tones, and white linens, is smartly designed to let chef-owner Roland Passot's whimsical cuisine take center stage. Passot is often seen greeting return customers (and welcoming new ones). Choose from well-apportioned prix-fixe menus of three, four, or five courses ($80, $90, and $100, respectively). The dishes, such as butter-poached

lobster with truffle beurre fondue and spiced pepita salad, or the rôti of squab and quail wrapped in crisp and thin potato, are artfully presented and delicious. Vegetarians will be happy to discover a menu of their own ($90). Such rarefied preparation is costly, of course, so you may want to save La Folie for a special occasion. Everyone will enjoy the complimentary petit fours that arrive at the end of the meal. (La Folie Lounge just next door has cocktails and small plates on the menu—you can also order à la carte off La Folie's menu.)

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2316 Polk St., San Francisco, California, 94109, USA

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  • Closed Sun. No lunch

Updated 05/02/2013


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By jan

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Mar 26, 2002

Absolutely wonderful!

This was really a dining treat! We had the four-course dinner, which was a little pricey at $75, however the food and service were worth the price. Mine four courses included duck consomme, a huge,fantastic grilled scallop, veal shop with potatoes and vegetables, and a scrumptious dessert. The service was excellent. As each course was presented, it was explained to you in detail. The staff checked to see to your every need, called us a taxi

when it was time to leave, and even walked out with us to the curb to make sure we were satisfied. Was a great evening.

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By Brad

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Jul 9, 2000

Best Restaurant In San Francisco

La Folie is the finest restaurant in the city, period. The cuisine is simply amazing, a blend of classic French cuise with a California accent. The tasting menu is a gourmet delight. The foie gras preparation was outstanding. Service is first class. The restaurant is small, yet intimate. The wine list is comprehensive. If you want a fantastic dinning experience, especially for a special occasion, I would recommend La Folie without reservation.

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