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Looking for THAT restaurant in San Francisco and question about Healdsburg

At La Folie they basically have a big list of dishes and you build your menu. Three courses is $75, five is $95 (I believe, can't quite remember).

I would recommend going with a four course meal, including dessert (so three savory courses). They really do have large portions, but I almost can't fault it because everything is so amazingly good. The lobster appetizer contained pretty much an entire lobster tail and was the most succulent lobster I'd ever had. The seared foie was excellent as well (I wasn't such a fan of the torchon, but I've never really been a fan of cold foie dishes so that might be personal bias seeping through).

The menu on their website isn't exactly what's being served there now, but it gives a decent idea - it's all classic high end french cuisine.

I went a few weeks ago and had a great time, highly recommended.

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La Folie
2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

Oct 18, 2010
johnw188 in San Francisco Bay Area

Just another food geek tourist looking for advice

Chapeau does an early bird fixed priced menu on Thursday for $28 (you have to dine between 5 and 6) that would fit your criteria perfectly. Reservations are through opentable, and last I checked it's pretty popular so I'd recommend booking early.

CHAPEAU! EARLY BIRD

Mesclun Salad with Crème Dijonnaise, Red Seedless Grapes, Pistachio, Fried Camembert & Walnut Bread

Or

Soup of the Day

Or

Traditional Escargots de Bourgogne in Butter, Parsley & Garlic

Or

Trio of Salmon

Gravlax, Tartar & Caviar, Egg Mimosa, Fried Capers & Crème Fraîche, Micro Herbs with Lemon Dressing

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Prince Edward Island Mussels

Steamed with White Wine, Shallot & Parsley, Pommes Frites & Rouille

Or

Louisiana Gulf Wild Flounder, Mashed Potatoes, Braised Leeks, P.E.I. Mussels & Manila Clams, Asparagus en Tranches, Mussels-Saffron Sauce

Or

Pan Seared Maple Leaf Farms Duck Breast, Creamy Truffled Polenta, Salsifies, Pears & Grapes, Green Peppercorn Sauce

Or

Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin, Gratin Dauphinois, Spinach Soubise, Apple-Calvados Sauce

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Profiteroles

Or

Tahitienne Vanilla Bean Crème Brûlée

Or

Basil Napoleon

Maui Pineapple, Manilla Mango, Banana, Kiwi & Strawberries, Champagne-Citrus Pastry Cream, Feuille de Brique

Or

French Toast, Soft Caramel, Hazelnut Ice Cream
ons,Jus de Poulet
Or
Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin
Parsnip Puree, Spinach Soubise, Apple-Calvados Sauce

$28.00
Available everyday but Fridays & Saturdays,
From 5:00PM to 6:00PM

CHANGES EVERY 2 WEEKS

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Chapeau!
126 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94118

Oct 18, 2010
johnw188 in San Francisco Bay Area

What does SF do best ?

La Folie is really great. Very traditional French place, awesome food.

Portions are huge, so keep that in mind if you head out there. I ordered their five course meal and was stuffed by the third. Fourth course was the most delicious rack of lamb I'd ever tried, but I really couldn't enjoy it as much as I would have liked being so stuffed. If I went back I'd go for three courses plus dessert.

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La Folie
2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

Oct 14, 2010
johnw188 in San Francisco Bay Area

What should I order at Providence?

Out of curiosity, how much food is involved in the tasting menus at Providence? Is the chef's menu something most people would get through in a night?

Oct 13, 2010
johnw188 in Los Angeles Area

Our last trip to SF for a while and I need to find a spectacular "last supper"

Would not recommend waterbar for a last SF meal. View is nice, food is average. Worth a visit if you're in the area, but not special enough for what you're looking for.

Sep 20, 2010
johnw188 in San Francisco Bay Area

Out the Door - Fantastic breakfast!

Ah my mistake, didn't see it buried in the middle of that post.

Sep 18, 2010
johnw188 in San Francisco Bay Area

Out the Door - Fantastic breakfast!

Figured I'd pass this on as I've not seen a post on this place on the board. Was walking around near fillmore looking for brunch and came across Out the Door. I had the red wine poached eggs ($15 - niman ranch flank steak, arugula, basil aioli, pan de mie) and my girlfriend had the french omelette ($14 - shallot butter, housemade chicken liver pate, baguette).

Both were fantastic. The poached eggs were perfectly done and set on top of a delicious bit of flank steak, on top of the bread and greens. The arugula and the balsamic glaze really cut the creaminess of the egg yolk and the overall effect was very nice; it stands out as one of the better dishes I've had in a while. The omelette was also cooked very well, and we left quite satisfied.

The only problem I could see was slow service in a restaurant that wasn't that full. We were definitely looking around after a while trying to work out why our food wasn't appearing as everyone else's was.

No comment on the rest of their menu as I haven't tried any of it, but they seem to do a really solid job of the egg dishes at the very least. If you're ever in the area on a weekend morning you should definitely check the place out.

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Out the Door
2232 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

Sep 18, 2010
johnw188 in San Francisco Bay Area

Ame or La Folie

Trying to work out where to head to dinner this weekend. I tend to lean towards japanese and french cuisine as my favorites, as far as tastes go. I've been hankering for some good french food since returning from a trip in the region a couple months ago, but I've heard Ame is absolutely fantastic, so I'm really not sure. Is one of these two head and shoulders above the other? Has anyone had any recent experiences?

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La Folie
2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109

Sep 16, 2010
johnw188 in San Francisco Bay Area