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La Foret Restaurant

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21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
+1 408-997-3458
Sun 10:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Truly couldn't believe it. After so many many drab meals in Palo Alto and Sam Jose it was a real pleasure to set foot in to this great restaurant. The food was excellent - very thoughtfully prepared. The service and decor are exceptional. The restaurant has been here for several decades and is a hot favorite amongst those who know... More 

Thank P B
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8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It is not a place that one can dine-in often (Although one can Wish), but it is not overly expensive either and totally worth the memorable experience and quality and delicious food at this elegant French cuisine surrounding in the natural beauty. 5 stars treat by friendly staff. it is goo place for dinner, parties, weddings etc... great selection of... More 

Thank Jaz W
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

I hadn't been to this restaurant in many years and decided to give it a try with some fellow employees and was I surprised! Our meal was prepared perfectly and everything tasted delicious! The service was top-notch and they took care of all of our needs and requests.

Thank Litagal55
San Jose, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

It doesn't get any better than this. It's pricey but very worth it. The service is also the best service you can get. Wish I could go more often.

Thank Maryann S
San Jose, California
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Service and atmosphere is terrific. I am always amazed at the meal. Hidden away as the best secret in town. Try it and you will love it!

Thank Carol M
San Jose, California
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138 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Off in the Almaden Valley, this pleasant historic boarding house now offers fine dining with a flair of french style country cuisine. We especially enjoyed the seafood offerings and fine service. The drive out to the valley is worth the dining experience. It is simply enjoyable to find a very fine place to dine outside of the hustle of the... More 

Thank LenKinSanJose
San Francisco, California
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have consistently favoured this restaurant with our custom for all our Formal Family Events over the past 3 decades because it is Special. It serves an eclectic menu of wild game and very well cooked and served. It is spacious with a good location next to a small creek, but it is hard to get to since it involves... More 

Thank sateeshl2016
Fremont, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 130 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The other diners gave this restaurant high marks, so my expectations were high - and unfortunately not met. The restaurant is in an old hotel building and smelled very moldy. It was my birthday, and I asked to sit next to the window in a nearly empty restaurant, and the host said no because the table was set for 4.... More 

Thank Ono O
San Jose
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love La Foret Restaurant! Our Christmas Party is there every year! It is way out in Old Almaden in San Jose, Ca. It is on a creek so you look out the window and it's beautiful! They decorate so nice for the Holidays and with all the windows it's usually bright and sunny! The food is fantastic from the... More 

Thank MoovinoninSanJose
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016

Beautiful historic building in a bit rural, natural setting. Old classic dining room (it is old and can feel a bit dated and musty) that boasts beautiful, large windows that overlook a creek. A beautiful setting for brunch or lunch. Known for it's fresh game and culinary finesse, the food never disappoints.

Thank Marianne V

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$41 - $80
French, European, American
Brunch, Dinner
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
Large groups, Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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?