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Ame or La Folie

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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

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  1. I have not yet been to La Folie but it is next on my list of places I am dying to go. I was at Ame 3 weeks ago and enjoyed myself but kept thinking that I wished I had been able to talk my dining companions into La Folie instead.

    So while that is in no way a head to head review, I would go to La Folie.

    At Ame I had the corn chowder which was very gently flavored, tasted more of cream than of corn. I had bites of a special heirloom tomato/bread salad which was fine.
    I had the roasted black cod and thought that I have had better preparations of the dish.
    The bites of the duck I had was fantastic and I thought was the best dish of the night.
    We had the stone fruit cobbler and I loved it but the chocolate mousse with marshmellow topping fell flat for me.
    All in all I wished that there was just more flavor in most of the dishes. The ones I most enjoyed the duck and the cobbler were the ones that seemed to be the most muti-dimensional.

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

    1. La Folie is really really special.

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