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La Folie

2353 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
La Folie is a French restaurant located in Russian Hill of San Francisco. Chef Roland Passot, with his wife Jamie opened La Folie in March of 1988. He combines the freshest ingredients in exotic combinations. Each plate leaves the kitchen resembling art-a canvas of color and design that tastes even better than it looks. La Folie continues to be rated as one of the top restaurants, one of the first bay area restaurants to receive a star from the Michelin Guide, 4 stars from the San Francisco Chronicle and 4 stars from San Francisco Magazine. In celebration of 21 years, The Passots have expanded their bar into a lounge located next door, perfect for before or after dinner drinks.

**We thank all of our guests for voting La Folie

Best French Restaurant - 7x7 Magazine
Best French Restaurant - San Francisco Magazine
Best French Restaurant - SF Weekly
Best Restaurant - Eater SF

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm


Friday & Saturday:5:00pm-1:00am

We are closed Sundays & Mondays, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day

***We will be open for regular dinner service on Monday, February 13, 2017
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Phone number
(415) 776-5577
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Roland Passot
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Private party facilities
We offer 4 star French Cuisine in our ambient restaurant or intimate private room. Executive Chef Roland Passot will gladly prepare a custom menu for any occasion. Our Wine Director Georges Passot is available to assist you in selecting wines that compliment your menu.
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Private party contact
Elsa Kegel: (415) 776-5577
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Cross street
Union & Green Streets
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Parking details
The valet charge is $15/car; street parking is also available.
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Public 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
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Special events & promotions
We offer 4 star French Cuisine in our ambient restaurant or intimate private room. Executive Chef Roland Passot will gladly prepare a custom menu for any occasion. Our Wine Director Georges Passot is available to assist you in selecting wines that compliment your menu. Audio Visual Equipment, Valet Service and Flower décor are available upon request.

The private Green Room, seats a maximum of 24 guests.
Our dining room is available for buyouts and can seat a maximum of 56 guests.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 2353 People Are Saying
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined a day ago

The food was amazing, the service was great. Truly great experience all around.

vipMitzBits (London)
5.0  Dined a day ago

Caviar set up was out of this world - lobster and potato blini! Black bass in the saffron bouillabaisse was delicate and aromatically delicious. Lobster risotto with shaved black truffles was amazing. Actually the entire experience was noteworthy. We didn’t have room for dessert but watched other diners enjoy soufflés and tart tatins. Next time!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Best dinner experience.

OpenTable Diner (Miami)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

To have a top chef in the kitchen every night is a rare treat these days and it showed in the food. Absolutely exceptional dining experience.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

This place is absolutely amazing!! The best restaurant in SF!!

vipSeisboygb7 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

No complaints. But there are a lot of better restaurants out there.

Katy (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

We had a wonderful time dining at La Folie for my birthday this year. My birthday is just before Valentines so restaurants tend to be overcrowded but La Folie in spite of the crowds delivered excellent service and attention. From beginning to end our meal was outstanding, very creative and delicious and rich and beautiful! The chef de cuisine even came to our table at the end of the evening. It was fabulous and i would be happy to return next time i'm in SF.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Great but the foie gras was totally overpowered by the balsamic vinegar sauce. My only complaint.

vipDiningpleasure (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Always wonderful and consistently above and beyond service

SFTravelers (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 24, 2018

We went to La Folie for my birthday. I had been there almost 30 years ago and remembered it being delicious. It is still delicious! A lovely room, impeccable service and great care for my gluten-free husband made us feel cozy and comfortable right away. And then dish after dish of creative combinations with unusual sauces, some truffles, some Wagyu beef, a candle on my chocolate-passion fruit Bombe - yum. I could not have asked for a more perfect birthday celebration and there were 2 other birthdays being celebrated as well. I will not wait another 25 years to return.