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La Foret Restaurant

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21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
+1 408-997-3458
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Beautiful setting, great service, interesting game selections. Menu could use a little update, but everything is e excited well. Worth the trip!!

Thank bsodc
San jose
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Always great tasting and wonderful service. My wife's favorite restaurant for special occasions. Save your pennies cuz it is a bit pricey! Enjoy the creek side setting! Bon appetit!

Thank Greg D
San Jose, California
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have been taking family and friends to La Foret for 30+ years. There is an upstairs private dining room which I have reserved many times for large groups of friends and family on special occasions. While it is located in the south Almaden Valley, which can be a drive from central San Jose, it is well worth the time... More 

Thank mnice106
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

La Foret, is another restaurant that is a stand out for quality and service every single time. I really like the various game dishes listed. Always a good meal with attention to details. Special place for a special occasion. Just try to avoid holidays, menu is usually fixed and gets quite crowded and that spoils the special atmosphere.

Thank mike m
San Jose, CA
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had heard about it for years but had never gone. I went with my wife and it was very good. We both tried one of the tasting menus options. It is a little pricey but it was an enjoyable experience. The setting by the creek and the old building is a treat. We will go back. I just went... More 

Thank Sierra1K
san jose ca
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Holiday cheer or small informal dinners the service and preparation are super and professional. Catering to a wide audience and varied tastes never throws this establishment off. Featuring great wines and thoughtful menu entres ranging from a beautiful filet to wonderfully prepared wild game is just in their wheelhouse! The menu does not stop there but continues with fresh fish,pastas... More 

Thank tripout2008
San Jose, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The restaurant is located near a lovely water feature. The decor is intimate, and the food extraordinary. The wait staff was attentive.

Thank robertrebollar
Dallas, Texas
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56 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were in San Jose for the first time for a business meeting, and made the drive out to La Foret. We prefer the countryside to the city so enjoyed the location and history of the place. Our dining experience was great, with excellent food and service. Highly recommend the "taster" special for $85 that gave you a little of... More 

Thank KATexas88
San Jose
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have eaten at La Foret several times, usually for a special occasion. And that is very common. It feels special, from the out of the way location in rustic Old Almaden, to the charming building and quiet ambience. The food tends to French classic -- sauces are superb. My elk (they have wild game specials) was marvelously tender and... More 

Thank CalAlum
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very good sevice . Nice dinner enjoyed the ambiance of the place . A little pricy but it has to be expected , over all we will go back to the place.

Thank terrym12015

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$41 - $80
French, American, Gluten Free
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
10:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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
Located in Almaden Valley, La Foret is a fine French dining establishment in a creekside, old country setting.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?