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About La Folie

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

Merci!

2316 Polk St.
San Francisco, CA 94109
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
RESTAURANT HOURS
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm

LOUNGE HOURS
Tuesday-Thursday:5:00pm-12:00am

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

Cross Street:
Union & Green Streets

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(415) 776-5577

Website:
http://www.lafolie.com/

Parking Details:
The valet charge is $15/car; street parking is also available.

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

Executive Chef:
Roland Passot

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.

Private Party Contact:
Elsa Kegel: (415) 776-5577

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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La Folie Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

service

4.8

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4.5

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4.1

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92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (14)
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Notable Wine List (9)
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Good for a Date (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Seasonal (4)
Authentic (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Business Meals (3)
Cozy (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
Hot Spot (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

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

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·Dined 7 days ago

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

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Always wonderful and consistently above and beyond service

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 (San Francisco)·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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

The food and service are exceptional. I could not have asked for a better experience.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

As always, the best French restaurant in San Francisco. A must go to!
Service is flawless and Chef Roland never fails to delight.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Extraordinary experience!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Took my husband here for his Christmas present - we were seated in the back room, which is quieter than the front dining area. The meal was superb from start to finish. We were once again reminded why we love this restaurant.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Romantic, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2017

It was magical. Incredible from start to finish

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We chose La Folie for our 25th Anniversary dinner and couldn’t have been more impressed. PERFECTION.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

We had a wonderful birthday dinner tonight at La Folie. The seared foie gras was delicious (honestly my favorite in a long time). Next favorite was the ribeye. It was cooked to perfection. The chef came out to greet us and asked how we liked our dinner, which to me was always a good sign of restaurants that pride themselves in their work. Overall, the staff was really friendly, and greeted us like family. I would come here again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Just a bit average for a Christmas Eve tasting menu.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The ultimate dining experience . We attended the special 5 course Christmas menu prepared by the renowned French chef Roland Passot who came out to greet everyone. Tres chic Bravo .

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Food presentation was stunning, service was absolutely amazing. But the taste of the food and for the price it wasn’t that spectacular. I’ve had better tasting food elsewhere for much less that was organic and high quality.

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vip
 (Dublin)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Always a fabulous dining experience from start to finish. The food was brilliant, the service was excellent and relaxed, the ambience was elegant but not too formal. I would give it six stars if I could.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

We have been going to La Folie for several years. As always, the Chef’s creations were original and full of flavors. A delight for our palates. The service was irreproachable.
With our sincere appreciation for another wonderful culinary experience.

Tags: Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Houston)·Dined on December 16, 2017

I do not go to S F very often, but through the years La Foli has been a consistent restaurant for a great meal, and it never disappoints.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our first visit-wife's birthday. Service was superb. Food was very good though some dishes better than others. I had beef tenderloin, Lobster with Bisque, Fuyu persimmon and pear salad, and a cheese souffle/blueberry desert. Beef among the best I have had in nearly 50 years of dining out. The rest was very good as well. Lots of lobster w/the bisque; nice use of Fuyus. Wife had Seared Foie Gras which she loved, lamb chops, and a cheese souffle. Son had squab, quail, fuyu salad, a cauliflower soup, lobster rissotto, and a cheese platter. None of the dishes were average; a few just stood out from the others. We bought a bottle of champagne which waived the $50 corkage for the bottle of Bordeaux we brought with us. Two of us had coffee, which was very nice. $644.89 plus gratuity. Not as pricey as some of the higher end restaurants, but we thought that the meal was a dash short on the use of spices and creativity - but just a dash. The price compared to food compared to some lower priced competitors (e.g. SPQR) was on the high side. Still, a very nice evening. Would not turn down an offer of a return visit.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Amazing food and service! My husband and I came here before we saw the Nutcracker for a dinner date. Our reservation was at 5 pm and they assured us we would be out by 6:15 pm to make the show. Our uber was running late so we were 15 min late for our reservation. I had called to let them know we were running late. The staff was so nice and accommodating!! The food was AMAZING and unique. I will definitely come back! We did not feel rushed at all and were out the door by exactly 6:15 pm. Highly recommend for delicious food and amazing service!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Delicious and consistently wonderful food and service. Love La Folie.

Tags: Authentic, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Easily one of the best meals I've ever had. In any city.

Every part of the experience was excellent from booking the reservation thru dinner. The dining room is very attractive. Service was the perfect mix of knowledgeable and attentive without being overbearing. Pacing was perfect. Dinner itself was phenomenal. It's not inexpensive but at no point did I feel the experience didn't justify the tab. I though chef Roland stopping by the table to see how we enjoyed dinner was a nice touch. Hats off to him and his staff... for a restaurant that's been in business for so long, they clearly don't rest on their reputation. Just a great experience in every way.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

Extremely overpriced at $200 per person with one glass of wine. Watch out for supplements. They are NOT worth the cost.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was absolutely decadent!! A true indulgence.

Tags: Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu, Romantic, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Probably the best meal we have had......bar none and well worth the price.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on December 5, 2017

La Folie the restaurant is incredible. We have been there twice, coming from out of town, both for wedding anniversaries, and although a little pricey, it remains our absolutely finest favorite dining destination. The service is altogether excellent, the chef/owner welcoming and friendly, the wine list is fantastic, and the cuisine is incredible. This time, we discovered they have a beautiful lounge next door. We will go back again.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Birthday event

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Very nice. Very good food for a special occasion. Excellent staff.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Excellent food exquisitely presented. Go for the tasting meal and indulge in an amazing journey. You will not be disappointed. So why the 3 stars (good) overall? We had a reservation for 8:45p and were not seated until 9:25p. Given the restaurant requires a credit card to secure a reservation with a strict cancellation policy, we didn't feel we had the option to leave after waiting a half hour which I think is more than generous. The next day I was talkint with a friend who had his birthday dinner there and he waited an hour for his table. So, I would recommend calling ahead when you have a reservation and seeing if they are runnning on schedule-- save yourself some trouble. The food is outstanding so wish this didn't start the way it did.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (Orlando)·Dined on October 13, 2017

First class restaurant with excellent food and service

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The seared foie gras was amazing. The portion is generous. The wine selection is also affordable. We finished up with baked Alaska as my dessert, that was too pretty to eat and melt in your mouth.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu
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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Incredibly delicious food and wine, top-notch service, lovely chef. Expensive.

Tags: Special Occasion, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (London)·Dined on September 30, 2017

We loved it!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I have been several times for a special occasion and the service and food has always been excellent. One can never go wrong spending an evening here.

Tags: Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

Roland Passot. Wonderful chef!
Creative!

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Absolutely perfect. The food was incredible and the chef made his way to the table to make sure everything was perfect. I couldn't have asked for a more perfect meal. Truly one of the most memorable meals of my life. Every single dish was plated impeccably and cooked to perfection. I have told everyone I know about this special restaurant and I will be making a trip back to San Francisco just to go back and dine once again and try some of the other dishes I didn't get to have. The chefs take on foie gras is a dish I felt after tasting should be on everyone's bucket list if they only knew how special it was. Everything was so creative in an absolutely refined and tasteful way. I wish there were more restaurants and chefs that treated guests the way this restaurant treats its guests. I always felt from the moment i made the reservation the restaurant truly cared to make my evening special and at every opportunity took the initiative to ask if there was anything they could do to make the evening more special than it already was by eating such incredibly prepared food. I was also very pleasantly surprised that we were able to tip , on the bill, the rest of the staff at the restaurant in addition to the waiter. I have learned a lot from just dining in this restaurant on how to run my own business and how to be so considerate to every customer as well as my staff. This is a very special place that clearly is run by people who love what they do and love their guests. I almost feel mistreated now whenever I eat anywhere else because of how well I was treated as soon as I was first contacted by the restaurant to the last goodbye and offer to call me a cab as I walked out.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Excellent attentive service sets this place apart. The cuisine is not all that innovative but the quality is good. The duck was cooked exactly as I requested, a nice change.

Tags: Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on September 21, 2017

A lovely restaurant with superlative food and gracious service.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Simply an incredible dining experience. We did the chef's tasting with wine pairing and could not have left happier.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation
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 (London)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We know a thing or two about 5 star dining. We have been to many Michelin rated restaurants around the world. Food was mediocre at best. Over priced to boot.
Live and learn.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

It was a fantastic experience celebrating my boyfriend's birthday there.

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