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La Folie, Lexington, KY

La Folie

4.4
4.4
66 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
La Folie
French Restaurant

111 Woodland Avenue
Lexington, Kentucky 40502

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (859) 309-0305

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Vaccarezza

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Cross street

    Woodland avenue

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 66 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.4
4.4 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Lexington

    Great for fine wines

  • Lexington

    Romantic

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  1. MK

    MarkK

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It's been a long time since we were pleasantly surprised by a restaurant. Every aspect of our meal was enjoyable. The food was a treat and our waiter, John, made our dinner memorable.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    I had been having a craving for mussels and was looking at different restaurants. I remember seeing that La Folie was opening a while ago. Food was amazing service even better all of the staff are so nice. Will definitely be back
  3. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great brunch spot.
  4. MB

    MB22

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Started with the french onion soup and it was great. I had Beef Bourguignon and my husband the Veal Oscar. Both were superb! Finished our dinner with the Gateau aux Trois Mousses and Espresso. Our server, John, was attentive and spot on helping us with our entree selections. We will definitely be back and recommend to friends and family.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Bummed about this. Wanted it to be good, but it just wasn’t. 2-person table was such an odd location - middle of a hallway. Service was meh, nothing special. We ordered and within quite literally ~5 minutes the food was served. My wife had the lobster ravioli that was barely cooked and the sauce tasted like jar pasta sauce. I had the duck that was fine - overcooked, and overall nothing great. Entire meal was not great and extremely overpriced. Paying $180 for a bottle of wine and two meals is absurdity for how poor it was.
  6. P

    Pittexpat

    Louisville

    45 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    45 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Prices are high food was ok but not outstanding, my Branzino was overcooked and came with no vegetables or starch which was odd but ok for what I wanted. Service was attentive but not overwhelming
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Overall, a very good dinner for date night. Only knock was that I kept finding bay leaves in my food. Two in my French onion soup and one in my risotto. Tasty but not meant to be chewed. Scallop appetizer and three mousse dessert were great.
  8. ED

    EugeniaD

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding in all aspects!
  9. s

    sakmak

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very nice restaurant. Food was expensive but very nicely prepared. Service was great. The overall ambience of the restaurant was quiet and peaceful.
  10. V

    Visitor

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Great dinner!
  11. KK

    KathyK

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was expertly prepared and very authentic. Absolutely delicious!! The waiter was very professional and friendly. Would recommend this restaurant highly.
  12. DV

    DavidV

    Louisville

    3 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall3food2service5ambience5
    Food below expectations, especially given price. Toughest veal I have ever been served. Off our list.
  13. PP

    PennPal

    Naples

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Menu was so yummy, we all had a hard time choosing but all our meals were delicious! French food at its best!
  14. TG

    TorieG

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and atmosphere. Food was great. Would highly recommend the lobster bisque to start.
  15. FD

    FrequentDiner

    Cincinnati

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The food was better on a prior trip, about six weeks ago. We will come back at least one more time, to get a sense of whether our first or second experiences were most representative.
  16. JW

    JoeW

    Louisville

    26 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience5
    The food was very good but not great. The service was good. I thought the menu was nice but was disappointed not to see some traditional brasserie French dishes. And no soufflé for dessert. French restaurants should have at least a Grand Marnier Soufflé. I will return, but they need to expand their menu.
  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, enjoyed having my staff in the private room for Sunday brunch and a meeting. Loved it!
  18. NS

    NickS

    Fort Lauderdale

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fantastic! Escargot and bisque were delicious. Filet mignon au poivre and snapper special were spot on. Service by Franck... Flawless. Just go!
  19. GF

    GlutenFreeFoodie

    Milwaukee

    2 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience2
    Not Gluten Free Friendly. This was my second time there. First time they were not very busy and the waiter that visit was very confident about the gluten free options. This time, they were very busy and I had called ahead to re check that there were GF options. I also really stressed to the waiter that I was gluten free because of celiac (not a preference). Was told the items I ordered were GF (after going back to ask the chef). The soup came out with obvious gluten on it so I sent it back. We waited another 45 minutes and the waiter came by to take our order even though we had already placed the order about an hour prior. It was obvious at that point that our entree was expedited because food then came out relatively quickly. The waiter let us know after eating that our entree had gluten in it too. For those that being gluten free is not a choice this is very bothersome and potentially dangerous. The manager was professional and did refund the meal, however this doesn’t reverse what happened. In total I was there over 2.5 hours and left sick. Hopefully with staff education this will one day be a safe option for people with a dietary restriction, but for now I would avoid if you do have a dietary restriction.
  20. d

    dave

    Washington DC

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Place is nicely decorated but excessively noisy. Full house but service was excellent. Food presents well and while some was very tasty other dishes were a bit over cooked. Pretty pricey for value as a result
  21. MM

    MaryM

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 11, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience5
    Food was good but I expected more for the price. Excellent menu selection though.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    wonderful, friendly service and staff attentive plus interesting menu.
  23. AB

    AndreasB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Very good professional staff! Friendly. Food good but not outstanding. Prices too expensive. 100.- pp incl tip with no deserts nor coffee. Room for improvement
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Excellent service and food. Appetizer portions way too large.
  25. LS

    LauraS

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    Unfortunately we were a bit underwhelmed by the experience,
  26. JA

    JamesA

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 27, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We enjoyed the food and the service, but we both found the starters--one ordered an appetizer and the other a salad--much too large, almost entrees in and of themselves. We were so full as to have no interest in what appeared to be some delightful desserts.
  27. CR

    CharlotteR

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had a delightful evening! First time trying La Folie & loved it…the food, the staff & ambience were all wonderful. Gerry, the bartender was very knowledgeable, happy & friendly! Definitely recommend La Folie!
  28. CP

    CherylP

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ate on the patio and it was so relaxing. The food and service was great!
  29. K

    Kywildcats

    Louisville

    134 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    This was our first visit to this new restaurant, but it won't be our last. We enjoyed a pleasant evening on the patio and had a great meal. I don't know another restaurant in Lexington that serves beef bourguignon - it was delicious. My only recommendation is that they develop a unique cocktail menu, perhaps focused on bourbon, since we are in Kentucky.
  30. P

    Peggy

    Louisville

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Fantastic meal. A great place for brunch or dinner. Nice patio.
  31. KS

    KayS

    Louisville

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience3
    The service was poor. We sat for 25 minutes before anyone came to our table. However, once we ordered, food came quickly. The calamari is average at best. I would not recommend it. My husband got the branzino. It was good, but not excellent. It certainly was not worth $45. I got the snapper special, which was better than the branzino, but still not worth the price.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall2food2service4ambience5
    I loved the ambience of this restaurant. I was very excited to experience this restaurant’s take on French Cuisine. I left feeling disappointed. My Dad is a gourmet Chef. Growing up I experienced the best of fine dining. This was not a good representation of French Cuisine. While our foie gras appetizer was nicely presented and tasted very good, the Escargot fell flat. Smothered in butter and cheese. My friend’s salad fell flat as well and was nothing more than you might experience at a chain restaurant. The special was a red snapper in butter sauce with mushroom risotto, steamed spinach and carrots. The vegetables were perfect. Risotto was good.. the fish? Where was it? Was it red snapper? Was it a casserole? I’m not sure. It was not elegant, it was not French. The desserts were disappointing. They don’t make them in house. A restaurant of this supposed caliber should make in house. The Gateau aux trios mousses was shipped in frozen, the crepe Suzette was not made to order and was smothered in sauce. Not delicate, just thrown together. For the exorbitant prices, it did not deliver the quality or beautiful flare and taste of French cuisine. 👎🏽
  33. SK

    ScottK

    Louisville

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    A nice variety of offerings including specials for the evening. The wine selection had several very nice wines to choose from. The service was professional and food came in a timely fashion
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was AMAZING. We had the carpaccio, beat salad, pork and sea bass. For dessert we had the crepes Suzette. I can not say enough good things about our experience. Everything was exceptional. John was our server and he was fantastic. We will definitely be back. I would leave 10 stars if I could.
  35. TG

    TorieG

    Las Vegas

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent! Will definitely go again and recommend.
  36. K

    Keenelanders

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Had brunch at La Folie. Loved the races visable from every angle of the dining room including the bathrooms. Art work was exquisite. My husband loved the steak and eggs, cooked to perfection. I loved the eggs Benedict. Next time I will try the French toast. Definitely looking forward to dinner some night.
  37. A

    Adam

    Phoenix

    17 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall2food1service2ambience2
    Mailed in “French” food…Deauville is hands down better. Over sauced, over cooked, overrated. Hoped for better…apparently also owns Frank and Dino’s…saved me a trip because I won’t be going there either.
  38. C

    Cats

    Louisville

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food was excellent, we had the scallops as an appetizer, great and the filet for an entre. Probably the best steak I have ever had! The service was very good, knowledgeable servers, and attentive. The interior decorations were very nicely done. However, our biggest complaint would be the number of TVs around the restaurant. For a nice Italian or French restaurant, 5 or 6 TVs all going at once was just too much. For the price, the level of food and service quality, the TVS should onoy be in the bar, and from my perspective even this is too much. But throughout the main dinning room, just inappropriate. We will return, but probably when cooler so we can sit outside without the constant visual assault. Thanks!
  39. f

    frequentdiner

    Louisville

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very good food. We had the scallop appetizers and the sea bass and salmon. All of them were very tasty. The only disappointment was the crème brûlée. It was very soft. My only recommendation is that the prices are &10.00 higher than the other upscale restaurants in Lexington for similar dishes. If you can decrease the prices I think this restaurant will be packed on weekends.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Louisville

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for our wedding anniversary. Nothing but positive things to say about every aspect of the experience. Definitely will be back.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

La Folie offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (859) 309-0305.

La Folie is rated 4.4 stars by 66 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

9:00 PM


Booked 7 times today
Google Map for La Folie

111 Woodland Ave, Lexington, KY 40502

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Woodland avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Lexington

  • Hours of operation

    Brunch Sun 11:00 am–3:00 pm Dinner Tue–Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Valet

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Carlo Vaccarezza

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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