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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%
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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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1 - 10 of 334 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our relatives had been here before and really enjoyed the food and the chef. Since this was a special occasion we decided to make an evening at a familiar place. Reservations at 7 for six. They took us into a large room which we Happy...More

Thank davcarl
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Excellent food exquisitely presented. Go for the tasting meal and indulge in an amazing journey. You will not be disappointed. So why the 4 stars (v good) overall? We had a reservation for 8:45p and were not seated until 9:25p. Given the restaurant requires a...More

1  Thank MarkSEA
Reviewed 15 October 2017

What a delicious dinner that was. Every dish had the freshest ingredients that matched each other perfectly and was presented beautifully as you will se in the pictures. The service was excellent. The guy gave us great suggestions and served the dishes at the right...More

Thank Pasha G
Reviewed 13 October 2017

We ate dinner here last night for our 59tth wedding. It was probably our 20th visit and as always, we were not disappointed. It is one of the few French restaurants in SF. The service is professional, warm and knowledgeable, the food is exquisite, I...More

Thank Janice099
Reviewed 2 October 2017

I recently hosted my husband's birthday party in the private room at La Folie. I began months ago, and from then until the final chat with Susana the day after the party, all went perfectly. Susana was great about getting back to me with my...More

Thank Barbara B
Reviewed 22 September 2017

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 7 September 2017

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 25 August 2017

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 8 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
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Combined with several great cafes, restaurants,
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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
US$ 100 - US$ 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
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
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
  • E-mail
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