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La Folie

2316 Polk St, La Folie Lounge next door to the restaurant, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
+1 415-776-5577
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  • Excellent75%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“amuse bouche” (32 reviews)
“foie gras” (39 reviews)
“truffles” (31 reviews)
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French, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
2316 Polk St, La Folie Lounge next door to the restaurant, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
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Reviewed yesterday

considering the quality and originality of the dishes, must say that does seem good value.. of course you can order the caviar and / or shaved truffle to double the bill, but frankly never thought it worth the extra - best to go twice no...More

Thank pennwasp
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I've been wanting to try this restaurant for years and waited too long to give it a try. I've been told the food was always top notch, but, they have fallen a notch instead. Our server Trey was most attentive, had a super personality, and...More

Thank sfwon
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our recent visit showed how consistent high quality--food, wine, staff and ambiance--is why La Folie is still a classic go-to for French food. A chef wanders through to check on customers, staff are appropriately attentive, and the food is excellent.

Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed 28 July 2017

Our main course did not arrive until two hours after we were seated. Desert did not arrive until 3 1/2 hours after arrival. The food was acceptable but not exceptional. Michelin was right to take away their star.

Thank baywanderer
Reviewed 9 July 2017 via mobile

Every time we visit San Francisco we dine at this family owned, friendly restaurant on Polk. Chef Roland knows all about great food and the servers are knowledgeable about what food they are serving. Food is outstanding and the service is exceptional. E&B

Thank monoakus
Reviewed 25 June 2017

We had not been here for fifteen years, and I'm upset we hadn't gone back. This was one of the best dining experiences I've ever had. A very cordial welcome started us off for a lovely evening with two other couples. Our special wines, '82...More

Thank Zin3
Reviewed 28 April 2017

We celebrated two birthdays here and our meal was simple delicious! The Foie gras was unforgettable!

Thank Jolina L
Reviewed 20 April 2017

This review is for La Folie Lounge: Delicious cocktails, tasty treats, and now happy hour from Monday-Thursday. We miss our favorite Irish bartender, but alas, we're still won over by the cocktails and treats. La Folie restaurant, next door, is quite delicious and decadent, and...More

Thank bschoolbound
Reviewed 12 April 2017

It had been quite a while, since we last dined at La Folie, on Polk St., and through a quirk of fate, we added it to our dining list on this early April visit. We had reservations on Nob Hill, but got a call from...More

Thank The_Loup_Garou
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

The best French restaurant here. Food is amazing, service is exceprional. Our frequent stop. Chef Roland is the best.

Thank monoakus
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Russian Hill has evolved into a chic residential
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Response from THEGaryGreen | Reviewed this property |
I am a VERY picky eater (a vegetarian who hates vegetables). I found the restaurant to be extremely accommodating in building a meal for me. Because the chef is on site and the owner(and is in San Francisco), it is an... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 100 - USD 150
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2316 Polk St, La Folie Lounge next door to the restaurant, San Francisco, CA 94109-1822
    (Union & Green Streets)
  • Public Transportation: 19 Polk, get off on Polk and Green street. 49 Van Ness, get off on Union and walk one block East to Polk street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco>  > Russian Hill
  • Neighbourhood: Russian Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 415-776-5577
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