For Valentine’s Day I surprised my wife by taking us to Folk’s Folly. This place is a Memphis icon and has been for many years. They are well known for the steaks among other things. I know I’ve been dying to go here forever. I’ve heard and read so many things over the years that it pretty impossible to pass up. I also heard the service was the best.
Upon getting there we opted for the valet parking. When we got inside we were immediately taken to our table which I had reserved. I had cheated a little and scoped out their menu ahead of time and suggested to my wife what she may like. Our server was very very nice and offered additional suggestions.
For an appetizer we chose the crabcakes. The only thing I didn’t like about them was there was only two. They were absolutely fantastic. I haven’t had crabcakes that good since Imonelli’s in Lafayette, LA. This far up from the gulf you just don’t find them that good usually.
Additionally I ordered the wedge salad with creamy blue cheese. My wife ordered their famous she-crab soup. I’ll admit its the first time I’ve ever tried she-crab soup and I was impressed. With just a hint of sherry it was perfect. The right amount of crab taste with a hint of sea. As for my wedge salad I felt let down. The wedge salad is my favorite salad to get in steakhouses. (The best one being at Outback in my opinion.) I did read the description but somehow a hunk of lettuce drizzled with blue cheese looked better in my mind. There wasn’t anything additional on or around it. Next time I will know.
For the main course I ordered the New York Strip with crabmeat bearnaise as an enhancer. (At first they forgot my bearnaise to I had to send it back.) My wife ordered the Veal Piccata. My steak was cooked perfectly and the crabmeat bearnaise was a perfect addition. My wife really didn’t care for her dish. It comes with a lemon caper butter that is a little overwhelming in the caper tasting department. For our vegetables we ordered the Garlic Leek Mashed Potatoes (Outstanding!) and we also ordered the hand battered onion rings. I was pretty surprised to see these on the menu but so glad they were.
For dessert we split the creme brule.
Overall it was a very pleasant experience. We never felt rushed or uncomfortable. I was a bit intimidated before I went but it truly is a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. I’m sure you have read that they are a bit on the pricey side. I do recommend you go here at least once for the experience.