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La Foret Restaurant

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French, Californian
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21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
408-997-3528
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Today
10:30 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 12:00 am
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Romance
Special occasions

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Visitor rating
  • 29
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
I will never forget the Escargot I had here...years ago.

And I wish I could go back but I'm stuck in Oregon now...... La Foret was unforgettable....so beautiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 13, 2015
dragonflymoon123
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Astoria, Oregon
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Special occasions
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45 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Astoria, Oregon
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

And I wish I could go back but I'm stuck in Oregon now...... La Foret was unforgettable....so beautiful.

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Oakland, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

My wife and I love going to La Foret. We have eaten here numerous times for brunch and dinner. I can't say enough good things from the quality of food to the service to the feeling of being tucked away from the busy city as you drive away from San Jose and to a restaurant alongside a creek.

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San Jose, CA
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

I was lucky enough to go here every year with my company for our holiday luncheon. 19 years straight of superb dining, attention to detail service and ambiance. I have also dined there separately from work and equally enjoyed the meal. The bbq scallops were amazing. I never had eaten any game meat but had a bison NY steak wow... More 

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San Jose CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

La Foret is set in the historic Old "New" Almaden area of San Jose. The restaurant is nestled in the beautiful creek and literally hangs over the creek bed. The menu is full of wonderful dishes and the wild game choices are quite good. We use this as a special destination for birthdays and anniversaries. It is a must visit... More 

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San Jose, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Food is amazing, however, you expect a certain level of service for the cost which you sadly don't get. One example, I brought in a very expensive bottle of wine ($450) that needed to be decanted which the server took off the table and into the bar to decant. You never decant a bottle of wine any place but table... More 

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san jose, california
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

The gardens are beautiful - my daughter was married in the garden and then we held the reception in the restaurant. Wonderful food, good desserts and great service.

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Palo Alto, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We very much enjoyed Sunday brunch at this creekside restaurant (though I'd note that the brunch was more like a dinner.) The setting and service were wonderful. The food ranged from good (elk) to great (linguini with seafood), and we enjoyed the signature grand marnier souffle.

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Los Gatos
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22 reviews 22 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

La Foret is another of my all-time favorites. Super flavorful, well-prepared, high quality and delicious food. The best wild game anywhere. Pleasant accommodating service. Warm, romantic ambiance. Good value given the quality. Could be more creative...

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San Francisco, CA
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Le Foret is one of those rare restaurants where the quality of service out paces the quality of the food. We recently visited Le Foret on a busy Sunday afternoon. The service was crisp yet personable with very good pacing. For entrees we ordered the game special (Elk), the Veal, the Salmon, and the Tortellini. To everyone's surprise the Elk... More 

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Wiesbaden, Germany
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

you have to drive some miles from San Jose downtown. But the visit pays for it. John is running this Restaurant for 37yrs now - no upscale restaurant stayed as long as he did in this area. We hosted a party of 70 - and usually you face problems regarding the flexibility in seating and Food to be served. Not... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-997-3528

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
  • Cuisine: French, Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romance, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 12:00 am
Monday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Tuesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:30 am - 12:00 am

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