La Folie

2316 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109
14 reviews

La Folie is the perfect spot to celebrate an anniversary. It's where I dined with my newly minted fiancee right after he proposed. The menu is set up like Gary Danko's, so you pick the number of courses you like (I think 3 courses is around $70 or $80) and you choose three things off the menu, so you can ...

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    0.07 mi from La Folie
    14 reviews

    Cool bar with lots of food that's normally not my scene. Space is cool but it's packed during peak days.

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    Woods Polk Street

    0.03 mi from La Folie
    1 review

    Great beer, superb bartenders, reasonable prices. This is a new spot opened by the people behind Cervecería de MateVeza in the Mission. The concept is great beer, Yerba Mate and delicious empanadas (from El Porteño). The place is small so it can fill up, but it's rad! They do a number of special beers at any given moment. The night ...

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    0.84 mi

    Musée Mécanique

    0.84 mi from La Folie
    44 reviews

    Why is this not the most famous spot in all San Francisco? It's right by the wharf and full of whimsy. Kids today with their Street Fighters and QBerts could learn a thing or two from these wooden video games.

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    0.94 mi

    Coit Tower

    0.94 mi from La Folie
    122 reviews

    From the bottom to the top, Coit Tower is a historically beautiful sight with a magnificent view of the San Francisco Bay. Best way to experience it is to walk from Sansome Street and up the Filbert Street steps to the very top. Then wind your way down The hill into North Beach for meal.

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    0.53 mi

    Ghirardelli Square

    0.53 mi from La Folie
    98 reviews

    Sometimes a tourist trap is there for a reason. The history alone is great, but the square is now home to cute shops and restaurants. A lovely way to spend a few hours!

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    0.63 mi

    Cable Car Museum

    0.63 mi from La Folie
    19 reviews

    Be an urban explorer and hike up through Chinatown up Nob Hill to this FREE museum. I think seeing the inner workings of the cable car system is fascinating, but others may not be as enamored. I was thrilled to find an authentic old street sign from MY street in the gift shop, and yes I shelled out the bucks ...

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  • 7
    0.87 mi

    City Lights Bookstore

    0.87 mi from La Folie
    30 reviews

    The fabled bookstore that was the home of the Beat generation.

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  • 8
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    Fisherman's Wharf

    0.9 mi from La Folie
    410 reviews

    Fun, famous and lively! Must try some of the seafood when you're down there. So much fresh seafood and chowder options to choose from.

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    0.31 mi

    Lombard Street

    0.31 mi from La Folie
    213 reviews

    Take a drive on the section of Lombard Street that is called "The Crookedest Street in the World" and then on some of the city's steepest streets nearby. When approaching the crest of some of the hills, it can be seem like you're about to drive off of a cliff since you can't see the street below. It can be ...

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    0.67 mi

    Grace Cathedral

    0.67 mi from La Folie
    31 reviews

    The name says it all. Grace Cathedral is as beautiful as it is historic as it is spiritual. Whether you're a tourist or a resident, visit this wonderful place for a soulful refuge from the banalities of modern life.

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    Bourbon and Branch

    0.98 mi from La Folie
    62 reviews

    Nice spot to wine and dine and take a date for whiskey mixes. It's. Speakeasy, so put the phone away. It's a speak easy so stay cool. It's a speak easy so speak easy and hold eyes with your pair. Bourbon and Branch is a bit of a mystery - trap doors, passwords, and a secret library. Call ahead and ...

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    0.98 mi

    Portsmouth Square

    0.98 mi from La Folie
    5 reviews

    Portsmouth Square is considered the heart of Chinatown, a one block park that is not only an open air community center for the Chinese community, but also a place of historical significance. It is an official California Historical Landmark for three reasons: 1) First raising of the American flag on what was called Yerba Buena (later changed to San Francisco) ...

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    0.65 mi

    The Cannery

    0.65 mi from La Folie
    6 reviews

    The Cannery is a cool space in Fisherman's Wharf that offers restaurants, bars and cool little shops. Unlike Ghirardelli Square, it's a lot more chill and serene. If you need a place to rest or eat, come here.

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  • 14
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    Aquatic Park

    0.68 mi from La Folie
    22 reviews

    San Francisco's Aquatic Park, located at the end of Fisherman's Wharf, is a beautiful lagoon area with sand and views of the Bay. Although it's usually relegated as a tourist spot, it's rarely ever crowded (the exception being Fleet Week). On the hottest of SF days, this is the best place to enjoy some sand and sun, as the temperature ...

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  • 15
    0.63 mi

    Cable Cars - California Line

    0.63 mi from La Folie
    12 reviews

    This is definitely the line to take if you want to ride the cable cars but not wait 4 hours to do it. It takes you to kind of a random area, but you can either wander around up there or just come back. Make sure you hang off the side!

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  • 16
    0.67 mi

    Hyde Street Pier

    0.67 mi from La Folie
    8 reviews

    Away from the family crowds on Fisherman's Wharf, this quieter historical pier has a maritime museum of outdoor boats to poke around. An equally good reason to step out onto the pier is for the San Francisco Bay views, sweeping from the bridge over to Alcatraz Island. Beautiful panorama!

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  • 17
    0.67 mi

    Sts. Peter and Paul Church

    0.67 mi from La Folie
    4 reviews

    While Grace Cathedral is still the grandest church in San Francisco, there's something magical about stepping into a Catholic institution. It's like stepping back in time into the Renaissance. Walking through Saints Peter and Paul Church is such an experience. If they're open, do step inside.

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  • 18
    0.83 mi

    Marina District

    0.83 mi from La Folie
    4 reviews

    History: The neighborhood sits on the site of the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, staged after the 1906 San Francisco earthquake to celebrate the reemergence of the city. Aside from the Palace of Fine Arts (POFA), all other buildings were demolished to make the current neighborhood. Currently: bounded to the east by Van Ness Avenue and Fort Mason; on the west ...

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  • 19
    0.94 mi

    Columbus Tower

    0.94 mi from La Folie
    2 reviews

    Columbus Tower is an iconic building rising at the busy intersection of Kearny and Columbus where Downtown, Chinatown and North Beach connect. Also know as the Sentinel Building, it was built in 1907 and now houses renowned director Francis Ford Coppola's American Zoetrope studio and his Italian restaurant, Cafe Zoetrope.

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    0.88 mi

    The Beat Museum

    0.88 mi from La Folie
    2 reviews

    If you're visiting SF, do yourself a favor and stop in to The Beat Museum. While you have to pay a small amount to go into the actual museum part, you can browse the store section for free. Learn about Kerouac and all those other crazy beatnik kids.

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