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1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
+1 707-822-1042
Sun 17:30 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
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Arcata, California
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I will readily admit that I haven't eaten in every restaurant in Humboldt County, but there aren't any of note that I have missed. There are restaurants with better views, some with better wine lists, many that have full bars, some use the same food sources, and not a few charge similar prices. What Folie Douce has that the others... More 

Thank sodalake
FolieDouce, Owner at Folie Douce, responded to this review

Thank you! I am passionate about creating a menu that reflects what our local area has to offer as well as sourcing using the highest quality ingredients and it's nice to hear that you appreciate how we put those things together as well as the half portion options and tasting menu. Our location is certainly restrictive on size and the... More 

1 review
Reviewed 9 April 2017 via mobile

Wonderful food. Local and organic. Highly recommend to anyone .. good wine selection and homemade ice cream

Thank Karen O
FolieDouce, Owner at Folie Douce, responded to this review

Karen, thank you for the great review. We're happy that you enjoyed your dinner and our philosophy of creating delicious meals with local, seasonal,and organic foods. Hope to see you soon, Cris Hollen owner More 

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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 April 2017

I wanted to love this place but didn't. First I thought the homemade bread was very dense and not very good. The herb infused olive oil helped but bad bread is never good! I ordered from the prix fix menu. The warm salad with raw snap peas, sweet potato ribbons and white beans tasted odd. The vegetarian leek and mushroom... More 

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FolieDouce, Owner at Folie Douce, responded to this review

Bobby, I apologize that you didn't enjoy your meal. We always like to hear what our guests like and do not like to enable us to adapt our weekly seasonal changes. We offer new vegetarian inspirations and appetizer salads bi weekly so there are always new choices to compliment the season. Being alerted that our bread wasn't it's usual light... More 

Trinidad, California
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

One of our favorite restaurants in Humboldt County. Absolutely wonderful food and good ambiance, with excellent service. Many (most?) of their ingredients are organic, grass fed, free range, and locally sourced. Terrific!

1 Thank Peter C
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11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Went to this place on our last day in Arcata. We were unaware how popular it was and got lucky to get seated without a reservation relatively late in the evening. We had to wait for a bit but it was way worth it. I was mostly keen on sampling the pizzas from looking at the pictures on yelp but... More 

1 Thank Dilnaz T
Hilton Head, South Carolina
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32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Fabulous, delicious meal. Portions are perfect. From appetizer to dessert you will not be disappointed. It is a little pricey but well worth it. The service perfect & pleasant. Atmosphere pleasant. Owner Christine professional & friendly.

1 Thank Franini73
San Francisco, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Well beyond ordinary cuisine, this was an unexpected delight! Challenge yourself with an item from the menu that is different from anything you'd ordinarily have and be amazed at how well it turns out. I reluctantly ordered the ravioli which contained no cheese; instead it had beef and winter vegetables. The first taste made me say, "Wow" out loud. The... More 

Thank smarchino
Tate, Georgia
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128 reviews
91 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

We dined here with a group of 7 and had a fantastic meal, great bottle of wine and excellent service. The food is always good and usually there is extra to take home. Try the filet mignon meatballs- you won't be disappointed.

Thank MrsZimm
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2016

Third time is the charm; This was my third visit to this local favorite. The restaurant is simply decorated, cozy, but they always manage to seat you even without reservation. The service is fast and very friendly. My previous meals were all very good. This time I had the pizza with duck-confit and arugula salad. It was a very interesting... More 

Thank tigrris
Port Orford, Oregon
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 October 2016

Our total experience was very pleasant - warm greeting, comfortable cozy atmosphere, splendid menu choices, excellent flavors!

Thank 5dots

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$16 - US$37
French, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1551 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5647
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Humboldt County  >  Arcata
  • Phone Number: +1 707-822-1042
Folie DOuce is a local, seasonal, organic California bistro serving dinners Tuesday-Sunday at 5:30. We embody true California cuisine by utilizing as much local, seasonal, and organic produce and meats as possible in dishes influenced by all ethnicities. Seasonally inspired, we have an ever changing menu while also maintaining some of our favorites year round. We highlight our local community by featuring local winemakers, farmers, and artists on a rotating quarterly basis.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?