La Folie

Restaurants, French Russian Hill
5 out of 5 stars
La Folie
Photograph: Courtesy Creative Commons/Flickr/ Thomas Hawk La Folie

This is one of the few truly French restaurants that has never bowed to the whims of fashion. For 26 years, Chef Roland Passot has enjoyed a passionate following. Opt for the five- or seven-course tasting menus and you'll understand why: meticulously prepared updated classics such as frog legs with trumpet mushroom ragout and butter-poached lobster with carrot sauce. The Provençal decor and attentive staff add to the charm of this delightfully haute but not at all haughty establishment. The adjoining Green Room is a good option for intimate dining.


Venue name: La Folie
Address: 2316 Polk St
San Francisco

Cross street: between Union and Green Sts
Opening hours: Mon–Sat 5:30–11:30pm
Transport: Bus 10, 19, 41, 45, 47, 49, 54, 70, 72, 76, 80, 90, 93/cable car Powell-Hyde
Price: Jardiniere prix-fixe: $95; Cuistot prix-fixe: $115
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