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Roland Passot
Business Casual
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Chef's Tasting Menu
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San Francisco

La Folie



Monday - Saturday

5:30pm - 10:30pm



2316 Polk Street
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States

(415) 776-5577


La Folie is a French restaurant located in Russian Hill of San Francisco. Chef Roland Passot, with his wife Jamie opened La Folie in March of 1988. He combines the freshest ingredients in exotic combinations. Each plate leaves the kitchen resembling art—a canvas of color and design that tastes even better than it looks. La Folie continues to be rated as one of the top restaurants, receiving a star from the Michelin Guide, 4 stars from the San Francisco Chronicle and 4 stars from San Francisco Magazine.

Chef Roland Passot began his culinary career at the tender age of fifteen in France's gastronomic capital of Lyon. Traditionally trained by some of the most famous chef's in France, he began as an apprentice before working his way up to the position of Sous-chef under Chef Paul Lacombe.


At age 20, Passot spent four year in Chicago. In 1981, he became the opening chef at French Room, Passot received national accolades and prepared dinners for celebrities and royalty from all around the world including Prince Charles and Bob Hope. Following his heart to San Francisco, Passot became the chef at Chez Michel, but it was not meant to be; the restaurant closed soon after he arrived.


Instead of looking for just another place to work Passot, with his wife Jamie opened La Folie in March of 1988. Through his rigorous French training and several positions in the Midwest, Southwest and in San Francisco, Passot had developed his personal style of cooking, in which he showcases at La Folie.

“One Star Award,” 2009

—The Michelin Guide


“Four Stars,” 2009

—San Francisco Chronicle


“Best French Restaurant,” 2009

—7x7 magazine


“Best French Restaurant,” 2009

—San Francisco Weekly


“Top 100 Bay Area Restaurants,” 2008

—San Francisco Chronicle


“Mobil Four Star Award”


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