TheZman
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  • Review Count
    3
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  • First Review
    July 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 31, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
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  • Average Rating
    4.7
 
 
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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. In celebration of 21 years, The Passots have expanded their bar into a lounge located next door, perfect for before or after dinner drinks. <br /><br />**We thank all of our guests for voting La Folie <br /><br />Best French Restaurant - 7x7 Magazine <br />Best French Restaurant - San Francisco Magazine<br />Best French Restaurant - SF Weekly <br />Best Restaurant - Eater SF <br /><br />Merci!
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Still one of the best in SF
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/20/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/20/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I have dined at La Folie on trips to SF for a quarter century. I wish the trips were more frequent. What a delight to sit in the front room, be served by attentive wait-staff, dine on high cuisine that is well planned, prepared and plated. We started with caviar. Delectable and uniquely served. Our first courses were like photographs out of a magazine, with flavor combinations and textures that matched their quality visages. My friends tried fish entrees and I enjoyed sweetbreads. The best I ever had. No breaded coatings or cloying sauce, just tender pieces in a light jus. Desserts were stunning. There is nothing on this menu that would disappoint. The wine list is wonderful. We did Pomerol then Cote-Rotie and were very pleased."
Dined on 10/20/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Zero Zero opened in 2010 inspired by Chef Bruce Hill’s dedication to farm driven ingredients, combined with his love for wood-fired pizzas that have been nicknamed “Calipolitan”. Michael Bauer of the San Francisco Chronicle named us the French Laundry of upscale pizza, and the readers of 7x7 Magazine voted us “Best Pizza in San Francisco”. In addition to pizza, our menu showcases housemade pastas, a variety of market-fresh appetizers, and artisan soft serve. We also have two big time bars with a selection of seasonal house cocktails, beers, and 12 wines on tap.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
First time was a charm
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2005
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2005
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We visited friends in SF and they recommended we try Zero Zero. It was great. Got there early and Scott at the bar made us some delicious cocktails. Once seated, we were served by Rana who helped us pick from the many dishes we wanted to try. Starters of fried chicken thighs and brussel sprouts with pancetta were superb. And the pastas were as good as you would find in any Italian restaurants (and this is in San Francisco which is full of them!). We shared several pizzas and desserts which kept the quality culinary ball rolling. Delightful food. The wine list was very approachable and we tried a couple of the mid-priced napa cab sauvs. Whenever our next SF trip comes about, Zero Zero will be one of the restaurants on our list."
Dined on 10/21/2014
 2005
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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One of the finest restaurants in the capital and a recipient of five stars from Forbes Travel Guide, Plume serves as a discreet and elegant backdrop to the artistry of our culinary team. Choose a cozy nook or a table by our inviting fireplace as you savor classic dishes expertly executed with lighter, contemporary finishing touches that appeal to today’s enlightened palates. Plume’s wine list spans more than a dozen nationalities and dates back to a rare 1720 Borges Madeira. Among the more than 50 vintages are those Jefferson himself enjoyed in his time as well as newer wines he might select were he alive today.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Plume so good, and yet
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Four of us thoroughly enjoyed our first visits to Plume except for one thing. The setting in the wonderful Jefferson Hotel is lovely and very conducive to a romantic dinner or an intimate dinner with wonderful conversation. The wine list is stunning and there are plenty of very good wines at all price points. The service is impeccable, both courteous and helpful. Everyone's food was well conceived, prepared and presented, except for my filet. After excruciatingly detailed instruction, twice, my steak was over-cooked. We all agreed we would go back. I will order the scallops."
Dined on 7/03/2014
 2005
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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