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Jul 25, 2006 09:35 PM

Any recent feedback on La Folie?

I'll be heading there tomorrow for my wedding anniversary, and I'm wondering what recent experiences people have had with particular dishes. The only menu I can find online is from this past December. I'm not sure that I feel the need to go whole-hog with a full tasting menu, but it looks like even with their 3- and 4-course menus there are options aplenty. Also, do you know if it's possible to have wine pairings (by the glass)with the 3- and 4-course menus? Thanks in advance.

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  1. We had a wonderful meal there in June. See the link to our report below.

    We went for the 3-course menu, but noticed the portions were much larger than those that came with the 4- or 5-course menus. Next time I think I would select the 4- or even 5-course menu for greater variety ... I don't think you end up with that much more food than we got with the 3-course menu (which was still almost more than we could finish!)

    1. I'm sorry, I can't much remember the specifics, but I was there recently and really wasn't impressed. I vaguely even remember what I had. The thing to know going there, I think, is that the portions are HUGE for a french restaraunt-so get the smallest tasting menu-everything we got was the size of an entree in a non-french restaraunt, from the apps & soup to the main dishes to dessert.

      1. I went this spring and also fell into the less than wowed category. I loved the foie, and was less impressed with my fish course or the poultry. I expected the poultry to be heady with truffles and it just didnt deliver. My companion seemed to enjoy his beef entree very much.

        I posted a fresher impression at the time.

        Please tell us what you think.

        1. I've not been at La Folie recently, but echo the comments about the portion sizes. In fact, when we first entered, I noticed a line-up of large logo-ed bags near the front door. Turns out that portions are so huge, nearly every table had a marked bag holding their leftovers.

          One nice touch, though, was that if you only had a little bit of something left, they gave you a new, full portion in the doggy bag.