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“Lovely Almaden Valley Restaurant”

La Foret Restaurant
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Ranked #1 of 2,310 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: Located in Almaden Valley, La Foret is a fine French dining establishment in a creekside, old country setting.
Reviewed June 12, 2013 via mobile

I have eaten at LaForet for more than 20 years, it never changes.
The food, service is consistent!
I love the lamb, Kobe, the are always wonderful! The soufflé is
one of the specialities, ask for fresh berries and chocolate as it makes it even much better!
I can not recommend this restaurant high enough. It truly is the only very high quality restaurant in Almaden Valley.

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1  Thank Josmshank
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Reviewed April 22, 2013

I was a little hesitant to try La Foret given the location and the menu seemed a little dated. It is in a rather out of the way place but not too far off the beaten path. I must admit we were pleasantly surprised with the quality of the food. The tasting menu was diverse and portion sizes were large for a tasting menu. The decor was tasteful if somewhat dated and the service was attentive. We would definitely return when looking for a solid tasting menu without traveling to San Francisco.

1  Thank Ellen M
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Because of the expense, we only go to La Foret on special occasions but it never disappoints. The food and service are always wonderful.

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Thank DianaMS
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Reviewed March 7, 2013

This restaurant is in an historic building in South San Jose in the New Almaden area where they mined Cinnabar (quicksilver) for use in extracting gold from the ore in mid 1800s. There are historic bldgs, a museum, and mine shafts and trails to explore. The address does not tell you to take Almaden Expressway until you reach New Almaden Road which branches off to the right in the south end of Almaden Valley. Best to go when it is still light out so you can enjoy the bucolic approach and setting. Coming from San Jose the restaurant is located at the bridge on your left when you arrive at the end of New Almaden. Entrees were elk steak which was delicious, grilled scallops done just right, and a very nice Ahi Tuna. These were preceded by four jumbo shrimp with a dipping sauce, marinated artichoke hearts, and fresh vegetables as an "antipasto" which, by itself would have satisfied me as an entree. Also, they serve warm sourdough bread and unsalted butter or olive oil. The restaurant sits on the bank of a creek which runs year round. Very bucolic, hearing the running stream. The area is interesting to explore after lunch and their is an old cemetery nearby where many of the early settlers are buried.

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1  Thank Fernando Z
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Reviewed February 16, 2013

This is a lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting. Very romantic, so take your sweetie. Excellent desserts!

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Thank Sharon H
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