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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, Breakfast, 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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  • 15
    Very good
  • 4
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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
Worth every penny!

Not too big, not too small, just right size. Quiet, rural setting that oozes relaxation and enjoyment of the finely prepared food. My husband always orders whatever game dish is on the menu, and has never been disappointed in his choice. If game isn't to your liking, there will be something there... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Dale D
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San Jose
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

Not too big, not too small, just right size. Quiet, rural setting that oozes relaxation and enjoyment of the finely prepared food. My husband always orders whatever game dish is on the menu, and has never been disappointed in his choice. If game isn't to your liking, there will be something there that is. Reservations are a necessity, especially on... More 

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San Jose, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

My hubby took me here for my birthday dinner. It was very quiet. The servers were attentive and quick. The food was very tasty and the portions appropriate. The corkage fee seems steep at $30.00 and the food prices are high. I think it is in a way out of the way location, so they have to charge more to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

La Foret is quite a bit off the mainstream, yet worth the drive. The setting is lovely and the service was impeccable! Wine prices are a little steep and the selection is short on Italians for my taste, so you might want to take advantage of the $30 corkage fee. Ask about the "Game Special". My wife and I had... More 

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San Jose, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

The perfect place for a special occasion. Out of the way, quiet creek side location. Excellent food and service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

It's a little trek to get there... way down in New Almaden. That said, the food is wonderful. Lots of interesting Game choices. I've eaten there for many special occasions. Always satisfied with flavors and portion sizes. I tend to go for the game specials. My kids are picky eaters... it is a little hard to find something on the... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

My husband and I have been to this restaurant a handful of times and we are never disappointed. La Foret is hidden away down New Almaden. Honestly, I thought we were going the wrong way on our first visit because it't an expected place for a restaurant. This is part of what makes La Foret a great place. The location... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Great restaurant in a scenic stetting the only negative is that is located in the middle of nowhere...

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

The drive out there is lovely, the restaurant is really cool, the service is impeccable, and the food is out of this world! We ate there last night for my Uncle's 81 birthday and the staff really went out of their way to make it a special event. Every thing ordered was absolutely delicious from salad to dessert. La Foret... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I have eaten here several times and always have received great service and food. Their menu almost always has a wild game choice. I have tried the bore, elk, and buffalo. My favorite thing is the chocolate soufflé. All very good and not gamey in taste. It is expensive but worth it.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

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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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, American

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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