Esteemed Restaurant La Folie Closing After 32 Years


Beloved San Francisco chef and onetime James Beard winner Roland Passot has decided to close his 32-year-old Russian Hill restaurant La Folie on March 14 and go into semi-retirement.

The reasons for the closure aren’t necessarily the familiar financial woes and changes in dining patterns that are often cited by local restaurateurs — and La Folie, after over three decades, had more than its share of loyal customers across the Bay Area and beyond. As Passot tells the Chronicle, the restaurant’s lease was coming up for renewal, and that was partly a concern, but Passot is also turning 65 this year and he says, “It’s time to let the next generation do their thing.”

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