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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, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Great place, very quaint unique environment. Food were superb! My husband and I celebrated our anniversary here and we were both thrilled to dine here. You will totally enjoy doing here. The waiter was attentive and very professional yet friendly. I highly recommend to all my friends and family.

Thank Annie A
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

It's a terrible time as this exquisite restaurant is closing to a illness of one of the owners. French food at its finest, trout hmmmm. They will be open till March 26 , please if you've eaten there go and say your goodbyes to this charming , delightful eatery.

Thank 1959maui
San Jose, California
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33 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

For top-notch French cuisine in a comfortable setting, La Foret is the best! It's a bit of a drive, but gives you a feeling of being in a French Chateau in the country. Service and food are always excellent, and Sami the maitre d' makes sure all of his guests have an outstanding experience. Not over-the-top expensive, a good selection... More 

Thank Redhotroja
San Jose, California
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16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

La Foret Excellent - But Closing Doors Soon - after 40+ years in business we have just found out it is closing - evidently family health. With that said it was one of the best eating places in this area. Quaint getaway, with great service and wonderful food. My wife always ordered the salmon - she always says some of... More 

Thank JamesZoland
San Jose, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

This place is wonderful the food is amazing and the location is awesome but be ready to part with quite a few C notes.

Thank izakkapi
San Jose, California
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's going to be sad to see an old time favorite close their doors soon. Everything about La Foret was great - the beautiful setting, the amazing staff and the wonderful meal. We are hoping to get there again before the end of March when it closes.

Thank heidieknapp
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best restaurant for the special occasion!!!! don't miss out on the souffle and the prawns there!!! There was an article stating it will be closed soon... feels bad to let go the most awesome restaurant of bay area

Thank Prachi D
San Francisco, California
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141 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been going to La Foret for all our very special occasions over the past FOUR decades. Sunday Brunch, Weddings, Graduations, Mother's day, X'mas Eve, Easter,... The cuisine is oppulent in the old French style. Wild Game, Elk, Boar, Venison, ... Order the Gran Marnier Souffle well in advance because it takes longer. The service is impeccable! The manager... More 

Thank sateeshl2016
Reno, Nevada
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312 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

It had been about five years since I had been to La Foret. Prior, I had gone there multiple times during the years. My memories had all been good. When my friend and I were discussing where to go for a really nice lunch where we would not be hurried and could have a conversation without shouting at each other,... More 

Thank Sarah M
San Jose, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2016

This is a long established restaurant in a lovely location. One's appetite improves just on the drive getting there. The welcome has always been cordial, if a little reserved. We've gone often enough over the years to find that the food quality and service are not consistent. When it's good, it's very good. It's a nice restaurant to indulge in... More 

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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
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups
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?