La Folie

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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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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious, carefully curated food was enjoyed by all. The option to choose items from both the tasting menu and the pre fixe menu was a great idea. We were able to navigate the menu to find favorites to enjoy. The portions are amble. This is not one of those tasting menus where you go home and make a sandwich! The wine list featured a variety of good French wines that were affordable. Service was outstanding! Our server was knowledgeable, friendly and willing to go the extra distance. When we requested blue cheese olives for a martini, she actually stuffed the olives herself. Now, that's service!

S
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, beautifully presented. But it is the service that sets La Folie apart from other restaurants. It is exquisite and caring and thoughtful.

BG
Manitoba
4 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was fantastic. Prompt without being intrusive. They were very knowledgeable. I ordered the 5 course tasting menu, I can heartily recommend it. The wine pairing worked perfectly with each course. The cheese course was a hit, it has been a miss elsewhere. Finishing with a chocolate tarte and fruit sherbet was great, I'm a chocolate lover.

k
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was excellent. We were honored by the staff who made the evening fun and sometimes silly.

MK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to La Folie for several celebration dinners over the past 20 years. This was another wonderful experience. Our waiter made the evening special. I had asked for a round table and didn't get it, but that was the only disappointment. The food was outstanding although I must say we asked for a lot of tweaks to the menu. I love sweatbreads but not scallops and they put together a dish that was lovely and met all my dietary restrictions: gluten free and for a few days, low residue. The waiter and the kitchen were very accommodating. All 6 of us were very pleased with our dishes. A wonderful evening.

TC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

Very nice restaurant with outstanding service. We waited quite a while between our first course and second, which the chef acknowledged, and even came out to see how our dinner was. Very happy we came here for dinner. Thank you La Folie!

L
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My husband and I dined at La Folie for his birthday and had a lovely time. We had the 3-course pre-fixed menu, which was more than enough food and every course was absolutely amazing. Service was impecable, as it always is at La Folie.

OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Chef came at the table to talk to us. Really awesome

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Celebrating my wife and I’s birthday, second time we have been here and it doesn’t disappoint! Service is spectacular, food is outstanding, and with valet parking it makes this experience so worth while.

AW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent place for any occasion. My wife and I come every year for our anniversary. 4 years later and its still as good as our first. Food is good, although I wish the menu changes a tad more, but the signature dishes are great. Highly recommended.

OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Most elegant start to finish, too bad most of the men weren’t in jackets, but we’re Easterners, and dress more traditionally.

SB
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place was amazing, from the constant service to the delectable food to the chef himself coming out at the end and asking how our meal was. It was worth every penny.

KM
San Francisco
58 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We always enjoy dining at La Folie. The food is incredible as well as the attentive service. It is so nice that the chef makes it a point to greet all guests personally.

OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The rabbit entry is very impressive and tasty. The owner was very friendly; he came to say wish my fiance happy birthday and gave us the menu. I think the wine pairing was alright. They we're flexible on menu items, they let us swap dishes. The only thing was the courses were little heavy.

HY
London
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food! Still one of my favorites places to go in SF!

SK
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Elegant dining with gourmet fixed course menu prepared and served beautifully. Thank you for a dinner that was a "mini-vacation"!

LJ
Western NC
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Superior service! Every course was beyond expectation and the wine selection was incredible. Will certainly be dining here next time we are in the area!

C
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 3ambience 5

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T
Pittsburgh
5 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful dinner! Better save up though! Extremely pricey, but worth the experience!

MG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food taste and presentation were excellent. The waiter and staff were friendly and efficient. The owners were gracious and hospitable. My husband and I left with a full and satisfied tummy.

Wish we could afford to come here more often. Highly recommend for a special occasion or if you are looking to treat yourself to a nice dinner experience.

M
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Had our anniversary dinner here. We were a bit apprehensive when we walked in, saw the white table cloth interior and checked out the menu. But we were blown away by the food and service. Best food we’ve had in SF in a while. Delicious wine too. Definitely come back some time, when we’ve saved some money again ;)

ML
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was my second dining experience at La Folie and it did not disappoint. Everything was exceptional!
It is not inexpensive, but well worth every penny considering the entire evening! I hope to go back the next time I visit the City.

OT
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Je vous recommande cette excellente table. Nous avons très très bien dîné mon mari et moi. Nous avions réservé depuis presque un mois notre place et nous n’avons pas été déçu. Service élégant, mets raffinés, saveurs merveilleuses. Nous reviendrons c’est une certitude .

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CZ
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Truly one of a kind restaurant. Second time eating here and the food was every bit as phenomenal as first time. Highly recommend.

CW
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A combination of unique and classic fare with excellent preparation. This is an expensive restaurant, but this is also an extraordinary restaurant. A special occasion place or something to try when your want to try something special. I have been three times. Consistently excellent.

N
San Francisco
55 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding, memorable dining experience. Every detail was exquisite and comfortable. Will come back often.

J
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing evening, thoughtful and delicious the whole way through. What a great value considering how expensive good French food is in San Francisco. Thank you Chef Roland!

BC
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved meeting Chef Roland, and the food was outstanding. Thank you for an extraordinary experience for a very special evening.

RA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent service. The best. Great food. Very quiet. Highly recommended

RA
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Cordial greeting by Natalie and a totally delightful evening followed.

Creative menu, presented beautifully. Excellent wine list. Fabulous service. And the Chef Roland is charming!

Put La Folie on your "no-fail" modern French Cuisine choice.

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A standard-bearer for over 30 years. Other restauranteurs should take notes from Mr. Passot. Excellent food, excellent service I can't remember when was the last time I've seen that at a high-end restaurant.

LB
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 1

The food was terrible! My boyfriend and I both thought the same. We’re foodies and know good food, we visited several restaurants in SF while there and all of our dining experiences there were spectacular. The food here was antiquated and very poorly executed. The octopus was leathery, the lamb chops were sub par, the risotto was a mess! Very poor value for what was delivered

o
San Francisco
188 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The most beautiful room in the city. Caviar service had lobster underneath and is one of the most delicious tastes I've ever had. Truck stop portions of the finest French delicacies! Unheard of these days as portion size is miniscule at other places. Perfect service and thoughtful wine pairing. 31 years of great fine dining. Thank you.

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Above and beyond as always! ❤️ Can’t wait to visit again in November!

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding French cuisine. Fantastic staff.

OT
Vancouver
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Come here every time visiting SF, always new creations to try and never disappoints.

RF
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely exquisite! The tasting menu with wine pairing was to die for and worked out perfectly for a business meal because we all experienced the same dishes at once and didn’t spend tons of time deciding what to order. Can not wait to return.

Plan for at least 2 hours- we got to talking and put off ordering when I had a flight to catch at 11pm. However, not only did they deliver everything within the 2 hours I had left, they even sent me home with a perfect treat for the flight on my way out. The service was as perfect as the food.

JP
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Food is good, but not great, especially for the price. Gary Danko is much better. Nice that you get a choice in each course. Lobster risotto didn't have much flavor. The duck breast was somewhat tough, albeit not overcooked. I would rate each course as good but not great.

S
San Diego
33 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our wedding Anniversary- we loved the tasting menu with wine pairings!!! The chef came out of the kitchen a few times to ask all of the guests about their experience. It was truly memorable and we highly recommended it!

PK
Salt Lake City
43 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We've been to this restaurant numerous times and it is always excellent. Not the best choice for an every day meal (you only have a choice of a 4 or 5 course tasting menu) but the food and service are great and it is a great place to go for a special occasion.

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