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La Folie

2316 Polk St. (Green St.) Send to Phone
Sleek but down-to-earth neighborhood spot features the top-notch yet whimsical French cuisine of renowned chef Roland Passot.
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La Folie, San Francisco, CA

La Folie Restaurant Review

: At La Folie, polished wood accents and long, lean mirrors interspersed with earth-toned walls form a backdrop for the deep burgundy banquettes and roomy tables dressed in white linen. Service complements the ambience --- professional but never snooty. Roland Passot's food, while elegant, has a sense of whimsy best described as a culinary Cirque du Soleil. He has a talent for combining intriguing flavors and textures. Diners can select the tasting menu ($145, plus $80 for optional wine pairings) or compose a menu of three, four or five courses ($90, $110 or $130, respectively). Supplemental dishes with luxe ingredients like caviar, foie gras and Miyazaki A5 Wagyu can make a meal even more special. Other offerings may range from dashi poached black cod with charred eggplant purée, sugar snap peas and artichokes to rack of lamb with fava leaves, green garlic panisse, Meyer lemon purée and lamb jus. For dessert try cinnamon beignets or rhubarb baked Alaska with bay leaf ice cream, vanilla chiffon and pain perdu. California and French wineries features prominently on the wine list.

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by lisae_77 on Sun Jan 09, 2011 9:56 pm
This is the BEST French restaurant I have EVER been to!! The food was BETTER than anything I have had in PARIS!! The service was OUTSTANDING! Chef Roland even comes out and speaks with each table and makes everyone feel special. The menu was amazing, as was the wine list! Totally worth EVERY PENNY! If you are celebrating a special occasion or just a wonderful night out THIS is the place! I am a TOTAL "foodie" and recently returned from a cooking school in Tuscany. The people I met there told me I MUST visit this restaurant the next time I went to SF. I am SO glad they did!!! WOW!!! I just can't say enough about this place!! p.s. BEN was our waiter and he was AWESOME!!!
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