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La Foret Restaurant

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21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
+1 408-997-3458
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun 10:30 - 14:00
Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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San Jose, California
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63 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Why does French food have to be so freaking expensive. If this place was not so expensive I would go there much more. This is the best French restaurant in this area and I enjoyed every single time I have been there (and I have been quite a few times).

1 Thank izakkapi
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Awesome food and service. I had escargot, petit stake and romain salad. It was awesome. Too bad they are closing at the end of March.

Thank Miriam S
San Jose, CA
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tucked away in the Santa Cruz Mountains - La Foret is an amazing little jewel of a restaurant. The food is spectacular, the service is phenomenal. Sadly, the owner is retiring at the end of March 2017. I'm glad to have been able to experience it and am sad to see them go.

Thank Harleynan
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

LaForet is a wonderful French Restaurant. Small in size but plenty of atmosphere. The food is excellent, small portions but wonderful food.

Thank Rose L
San Jose, California
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219 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The delightful upscale French restaurant located in a 1848 historic hotel in New Almaden will be closing at the end of March so the owner can retire after 38 years. The restaurant will be sorely missed... We went for a last meal and as always was pleasantly surprised at how well everything occurred...from the table being ready (with a stream... More 

Thank HikingLee
Westchester County, New York
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208 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 February 2017

We were looking for somewhere near work in the area and someone suggested La Foret. We figured mid-week it wouldn't be a problem but the place was packed. Fortunately, we were rescued by the bartender who offered us a seat and a menu. Glad we were able to find a seat because every dish, from appetizer to desert was outstanding.... More 

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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017

This is a fantastic high end restaurant in Almaden. It was the first 2 story hotel back in the 1860's I believe. The food and service is world class. Every meal is impeccable. Better hurry before they close this spring.

Thank billbL906UG
Capitola, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

The atmosphere is refined yet relaxing. The service is friendly and impeccably polite. And the food! We always have the shrimp and mushroom salad. I've even tried to replicate it at home. The quail with huckleberry sauce and the peppery Buffalo New York steak are my favorite entrees, although I have yet to try everything. Oh, don't forget to order... More 

Thank dtaylor209
Bay Area
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Food was great, the service was friendly and speedy, and the wine list was good. The menu is mostly french derived.

Thank Harry T
San Jose, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

Everything was wonderful, the food, the ambience and the service. This is a social event place. I'm sorry the owner is retiring in March

Thank Trevor R

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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
US$41 - US$80
French, European, Gluten Free Options
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
Groups, View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
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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Los Angeles, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?