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La Foret Restaurant

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21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
+1 408-997-3458
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Located in Almaden Valley, La Foret is a fine French dining establishment...
Located in Almaden Valley, La Foret is a fine French dining establishment in a creekside, old country setting.
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  • 14
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 0
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  • 2
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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
A very enjoyable affair :)

I had a couple of office Christmas parties and celebrations over there. The service was good. Food was very good! All my staff and family enjoyed them and that's why we went back a couple of times. It's location is a bit out of the way but that adds to the "affair". There's a little garden with a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Stephen Y
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

I had a couple of office Christmas parties and celebrations over there. The service was good. Food was very good! All my staff and family enjoyed them and that's why we went back a couple of times. It's location is a bit out of the way but that adds to the "affair". There's a little garden with a gazebo which... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

The food is absolutely great, especially the meat entrees. I really like the wild elk, but I'm weird that way. My wife is a big fan of foie gras and claims that their version is the best in Bay Area. The restaurant is located in a tiny town of New Almaden, which was "new" about 150 years ago (en.wikipedia.org/wiki/New_Almaden). The... More 

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Stockholm, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Executive summary: Location: Obscure, shady neighbourhood, in the middle of nowhere Service: ok Food: Rather good Summary: does not deserve to be nr 2 in San Jose This is probably one of the most difficult reviews I have ever written and you will soon understand why. The whole experience is rather different and not in a positive way. The restaurant... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2015

Ok so I did the unspeakable and opted for the Tasting Menu #2 for $135 a plate plus the wine pairing for another $49. The tasting menu was Scallops, Mixed Green, Lobster Tail, Elk, Kobe Beef and Dessert which I opted for the Grand Marnier Soufflé. Each plate except for the Mixed Green had a sauce which made for a... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Went here for our 26th anniversary. It's a gem tucked into a get away from it all. We started with a spinach and goat cheese ravioli with compliments from the chef which was to die for! Then we had the scallops appetizer which was melt in your mouth goodness. My husband had the rack of lamb and I had the... More 

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Astoria, Oregon
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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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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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 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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Additional Information about La Foret Restaurant

Address: 21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
Phone Number: +1 408-997-3458
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French

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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: +1 408-997-3458

Price and Cuisine

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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic

Description

Located in Almaden Valley, La Foret is a fine French dining establishment in a creekside, old country setting.
Open Hours
Sunday
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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