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Thu, 4/26
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La Folie

4.8
2364 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
Perfect For:
  • Romantic
  • Special Occasion
  • Creative Cuisine
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!
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
French
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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
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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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Neighborhood
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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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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 2364 People Are Saying
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4.7
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4.7
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

We loved everything about this place, the fact that Chef Roland Passot after 30 years since the restaurant was open is still in the kitchen, says it all! We had a 3 course dinner and my aunt and I couldn't finish the Entre, we were staffed and I hated that I had to waste the remainder of a wonderful steak. The presentation was great, the food was delicious the waiter was professional, helpful and very attentive. Make sure if you have any further engagement that follows your dinner here to inform your server and he/she will get you ready by the time you need to be out. I was traveling out of town but I certainly hope to be back some day soon!

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

The only pls

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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

Food was very good but it’s getting more Californian than French.

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4.0Dined on March 30, 2018

We selected La Folie to celebrate my husband’s birthday. Despite noting this in the reservation on Open Table & as well, over the phone with a live person, when I confirmed the reservation they did not acknowledge the occasion. It was especially disappointing since we observed many other tables receiving desserts with candles. Overall the food was delicious with beautiful presentations. Service was a bit slow at the end, kind of feel like our server forgot about us after our 2nd course.

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5.0Dined on March 28, 2018

Excellent food and friendly chef

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5.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Best restaurant of San Francisco. Period.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Creative and wonderful cuisine. Terrific service and perfect for a special occasion, as it is pricey.

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5.0Dined on March 8, 2018

Our waiter was absolutely fantastic, very knowledgeable, attentive, and flawless.

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5.0Dined on March 2, 2018

Going to La Folie is like eating in a restaurant in Paris--more so than almost any other French restaurant that I have tried in North America. The food is authentically French, traditional but also creative; relying on local ingredients rather than specialties that are fresh in France but maybe not at their best by the time they get to California. The style is Lyonnais, but less fatty to correspond with customer preference in California. The wine selection, especially French wines, is excellent, and their sommelier is great at suggesting pairings and allowing the customer to select less expensive choices without shaming. While the place is not cheap, it is a bargain compared to most other Michelin-star restaurants in San Francisco.

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5.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Service is the very best I've ever encountered-Chef's tasting menu the most memorable in San Francisco. Lobster, Foise Gras, and the finest eye of ribeye like no other. Great portions and very much appreciated most wines being topped off with each course. Outstanding room and decor. Nice table side visit from the Chef himself! Absolutely a fine dining temple to France.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

50th Anniversary

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

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!

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Best dinner experience.

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Always wonderful and consistently above and beyond service

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 16, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Extraordinary experience!

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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on December 26, 2017

It was magical. Incredible from start to finish

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Just a bit average for a Christmas Eve tasting menu.

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5.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on December 13, 2017

The food was absolutely decadent!! A true indulgence.

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