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La Foret Restaurant

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21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
+1 408-997-3458
10:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Sun 17:30 - 21:00
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24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 5 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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 6 days ago NEW

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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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This quaint venue is located in a historical building with a beautiful creek-side setting. The building was the first two story hotel in California, used as lodging for miners working the nearby Quicksilver mines. Though there is small dining area upstairs, the main dining room is on the ground level. When entering this fine dining establishment, you are met by... More 

Thank Lars L
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have long celebrated special occasions at La Foret and recommend them to friends. The service and food are always impeccable.

Thank Mary M
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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have our company Christmas lunch party here and it was very organized. Staff are all very friendly and helpful. Both food and service was excellent. Definitely a great place to visit but heard the sad news that the owner is retiring.

Thank 495marcusk
San Jose, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We celebrated our 15th wedding anniversary at La Foret, and I couldn't think of a better place to be. The food is always outstanding and innovative in the French style. The wild game specials are always a favorite, but I miss having Ostrich on the menu. The Ostrich was a casualty of the supplier deciding to close his ranch and... More 

Thank cameron228
San Jose, CA
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

French inspired cuisine at its finest although portions are small. The service was impeccable.Reservations a must.

Thank 46Phil
San Jose, California
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74 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Enough has been said, and rightly, that the food is of an excellent quality. However, I the stuffy atmosphere and extremely high prices just don't seem to gel for me.

Thank R H

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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
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
View, Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, 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
San Leandro
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?