Permanently Closed - La Folie

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This restaurant is permanently closed. 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!
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vipRAH205
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience4

I am sad to say that our experience this time, the day before the closing of the doors, was extremely disapointing. I have been supporting La Folie since its opening, dining countless times with nothing but superior service and food. Not the case on Sat the day before they closed their doors. We were a two top and did not complete our meal for over 3 hours. Tables of more came and went. We were told we were in a prime location. Not sure what happened I hope we just fell through the cracks. Had to send food back as well. 750.00plus meal and for the first time dining here feel at a loss on why our expereince was so poor.
Wish I could of reporedt differently
Good luck to chef in his retirement.

DH
DoraliceH
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was a special dinner on the last week of the restaurant's existence. We were greeted and spent a wonderful evening. If the restaurant had more time I would recommend it to everyone as I did for the years that it existed.
What a wonderful establishment in Russian Hill for so long. Though sad to see it go, happy that Roland and his family can finally rest some and enjoy other experiences.

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vipMichael
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Since they are closing for good this Saturday I am writing this just to get off this page...

JM
JMCK
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

This is not just a spot to eat, it's a dining experience! Every bite is a slice of heaven...so sorry it's closing. Have had many "dining experiences" here...

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vipGemquality48
Central Coast
11 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are very sad that this wonderful restaurant is closing it’s doors for good on Saturday. We have celebrated every 5th anniversary here and this year, our 25th, was the last. Chef Roland has always created memorable evenings for us with his fabulous food and hospitality and this establishment will be greatly missed. Blessings to him and his staff for a peaceful future.

KJ
KarenJ
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Wonderful place and so nice to be part of their winding down days - we were so happy to be able to experience the wonderful , creative food from this amazing chef and to enjoy this wonderful neighborhood place we have enjoyed for years. Thank you.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We will miss La Folie. We're going to be orphans!!

SF
vipSFfoodie
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent as always but bittersweet since Roland Passot will be retiring. We will so miss this lovely restaurant! The loss will leave a huge hole for classic French dining in SF

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most amazing restaurant and a wonderful experience.

J
vipJossea
St. Louis
42 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exceptional world class French cuisine executed flawlessly by Chef Roland Passot. Attentive and accommodating service along with an extensive wine list composed by Sommelier George Passot. Unfortunately, the establishment is closing after 32 years.

JA
JoAnnJohnD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the very best restaurants in The Greater Bay Area and beyond.. The food is sublime, the service is outstanding and Roland Passot is the consumate chef as well as host..Before it closes, you MUST go!!!

MM
vipMandM
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So,so sad they are closing. Get there now!

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Shopgurl
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our favorite restaurant in SF and will miss dining here as it will be closing
mid-March 2020.

WL
vipWilsonL
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my fourth time here and we came for my birthday. This is a special place and will be missed but after over 30 years working, all good things must come to an end. The French fine dining experience is coming to a close on this iconic place. We will miss it dearly. Good luck and best of retirement. You deserve the rest and relaxation after all the years of excellent work! Bravo and thank you for letting us share with you one last time.❤️🥂🥳🍾🎆🤗

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vipButkus
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful dining experience.

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dalancroft
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So good ... and such a shame it's closing. My only quibble is that it was pricey.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely divine! So happy to be able to dine at this culinary experience.

RG
RoseGardenZorro
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous beyond all expectations! It’s been more than 25 years since we have been there and La Folie did not disappoint. It was not the original 17 courses that we experienced the first time, but the restaurant is closing within a month and needed to streamline their menu...who could blame them?
It was a pure delight from caviar to chocolates, don’t bother trying to get a reservation now, they’re all booked until the final night...merci La Folie!

MF
McFoodie
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Thank you Chef for coming out to say hello and for all the years. We will miss La Folie!!!

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Stephanie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent! Sad he is retiring.

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viprobin341
Las Vegas
103 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Truly fine dining one of the most incredible food presentation with unique foods. We came several times over the years even though we never lived in San Francisco

MD
MaxD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

An absolutely fabulous night. We selected the four course menu and varied the selections so that we could share. Everything was excellent. Also had the pleasure of having the very last bottle of Chassagne de Montrachet, somewhat befitting the closure.

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for my birthday :-)

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, plating, ambiance, everything is amazing. The staff is impeccable (also very knowledgeable, provides great advice through asking about your tastes and preferences), and the chef himself is very talented and passionate.

If you’re going with a partner, recommend getting as many dishes as you can to try. Photos posted of the dishes I tried (all recommended!). My boyfriend also got this dish with truffles, and that one was ✨ too.


So bummed that he’s retiring, but after 32 years, I wish him, his family and the incredible team there all the best for the next chapter. Thank you for a dining experience I will forever remember.

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Jojo
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wish chef the best of luck in retirement and will miss this place immensely!

SF
SFriverguy
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sorry they’re closing- a very unique place that I would go back to

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vipChris
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best. Bisou!

TF
vipTurkishFoodie
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous dining experience as always. So sad it is closing.

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sfnative415
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A memorable experience. Artful presentation. Lovely to meet the Chef and enjoy his masterful menu. The tables are spaced well, not overcrowded. Would love to see the restaurant go on forever - sad that the Chef is retiring and we have such a short time left to experience it again!

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vipVirgocook
San Francisco
121 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We wanted to say goodbye to an excellent restaurant. Everything was perfect from the tables to the menu and the service. So sad that they are closing. Such innovative delicious food. Everything works together and you can’t go wrong with any choice. It’s been a long time since we’ve been to such a nice restaurant that really defines fine dining. Adieu et Bonne chance!

RK
RonK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a great place to eat. We arrived a bit early and had a drink next door prior to dinner. The food was amazing at every course.

NS
vipNancyS
San Francisco
3 reviews