d'floret restaurant

4.7
370 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Special Occasions
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Good for Anniversaries
Husband and Wife team, Dennis Foy and Estella Quinones, are committed restaurateurs who counterbalance each other’s exacting artistic standards. Estella’s passion for design and Dennis’s interest in painting clearly reflects this sensibility.

The exciting twenty-eight seat restaurant d’floret is a modern elegantly-lit stage, featuring an open kitchen and adjoining dining room that exhibit the chef’s dual passions: Foy’s paintings and culinary mastery. The space is accented by a floor-to- ceiling Black Walnut Nakashima panel, lighting by Ayala Serfaty, the Israeli artist, with Arnie Jacobsen modern Classic chairs, finishing the sleek warm welcoming room. Please note, due to high demand and limited seating, in addition to online holds we require diners call the restaurant to reconfirm your by 12pm day of, or it will not be honored.
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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Great food. Hidden gem. Very small place. Nice people and good service. Highly recommend.

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J
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food and staff, always a pleasant and satisfying experience!

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b
New York Area
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Chef is fabulous, his wife is welcoming and accommodating; an outstanding overall dining experience.

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SC
1 review
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 2Food 1Service 2Ambience 4

Food was par below. Lamb was raw, dessert was not good

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XY
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Very good food. BYOB a strong positive and a real money-saver. Nice room and nice service. I live in New York and am accustomed to paying a premium for good food. Great scallop and corn main dish special at dinner - $36 for 3 [albeit very tasty] scallops was a stretch, however.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Birthday dinner and it was such a special intimate night. Estella and her team always do an amazing job. Absolutely amazing

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W
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Service was impeccable, couldn’t ask for a friendlier staff. The owners wife was so accommodating. The food was amazing. The crab cake was delicious and all lump crab. The tuna special was fresh and cooked perfectly. Couldn’t have asked for a better date night. Will definitely be returning and highly recommend this to anyone looking for fine dining in an intimate atmosphere that is off the beaten path.

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M
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 5 July 2019
Overall 2Food 2Service 4Ambience 3

Scallops for only three was too expensive and disappointed my wife and I

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Terrific. Salmon and lamb chops were superb.

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JS
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

Excellent food. Creative preparations.
A bit small and crowded. Food arrived quickly but other service was slow.
Pricey. Cash only. Waited 30 minutes for bill and change.

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JD
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 3Food 5Service 2Ambience 2

Food was delicious, no doubt! But alot of other places have delicious food. We weren't a regular and thus our service was only okay. Also know they only take cash or personal check! Doesn't say anywhere this and it was embarrassing.

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k
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The service was great, staff very friendly. Food was delicious the tuna special was amazing, it was a different flavor with each bite. Great for special occasions.

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b
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 8 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is a small restaurant where you can see the open kitchen and its very accomplished chef from every table in the house. The menu is small but diverse enough to have something to please everyone. I had mushroom crepes followed by scallops on a bed of pureed parsnips. The three other guests at my table had the sauteed gnocchi and the rack of lamb. Everything was beautifully plated and tasted delicious. The four of us look forward to returning to d’floret the next time we are in the area to attend a play at the Bucks County Playhouse.

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RP
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on 7 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Excellent food and service!

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OT
Philadelphia
150 reviews
Dined on 1 June 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

My husband had the steak which is always phenomenal (aged for 24 days) and large! I had the most excellent halibut ever.... I am NOT a fish eater however i knew that i would love it here and i did love it! Estella's new mushroom crepe is quite delicious......i usually get soup or a salad but since she said that it was a new item on the menu i decided to try it! glad i did! And we hardly ever order dessert but how can you pass up the most delicious apple pie/ice cream in bucks! mmmmm!

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M
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 26 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful, flavorful, creative food. A terrific gem.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 24 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Dinner at D’Floret is fantastic. The food is creative and delicious. Sitting in the back courtyards is a treat.

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P
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best meal I have had in NJ in a long time. I can't believe this place has been there for six years and we hadn't tried it until last week-end. Bread, crepes, deserts and the langoustine in a crust were amazing. I definite "don't miss" place.

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GS
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Amazing food. Best part of it is that it is organic and locally grown.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

It was the best meal I’ve ever had! I’m definitely going back again and again.

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BH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on 9 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was exceptional. Tables nicely separated. Service was attentive. A small bistro sized facility. A restaurant worth multiple visits.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

Lovely experience
One concern is that food came out very quickly

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R
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 4 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

If not for the long drive to get there, we’d dine at D’floret or Cafe Loret more often. Although we tend to gravitate to menu selections that have become our favorites, this past visit showed that the heeding the advice of the hostess is a great idea. While the crab appetizer is tops, the recommended tortellini and mushroom crepe appetizers were great selections. My wife can’t stray from the scallop main course. For me it’s almost always the rack of lamb, both the best we’ve ever had. We will probably go to Cafe Loret next time. What a pleasure having two great restaurants to choose from.

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LT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 2 May 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a wonderful little restaurant, perhaps the best in the area. A short walk from the center of Lambertville, it’s well worth finding.

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BW
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on 19 April 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

New choice in Lambertville. Nice menu and very nice desserts. Attentive service. It is quit small 28 seats so can be noisy. It is BYOB. It only takes cash or check which is unusual in this day and age. We will visit again.

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MH
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 13 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Utterly charming...service was wonderful, food was delicious, and ambience was delightful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The service is excellent. The food is delicious. We’ve been here many times. Very consistent.

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V
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on 4 April 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Four of us enjoyed a fabulous meal last night at d'floret. Lovely little spot in Lambertville, NJ. We have always enjoyed Dennis Foy's restaurants but this one is at the top of our list. We were greeted by Estella who took care of us all evening. She lovingly speaks of the dishes and made fabulous recommendations. Sauteed crab tian to start, Gateau de lagoustines and Profiteroles all made to perfection. I will be dreaming about this meal for a long time.

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k
Philadelphia
72 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Chef Foy and his wife, Estella, are a great team. Estella’s warm, friendly greeting set a welcoming tone for a delightful dining experience. Our evening started off with creamed mushroom soup; perhaps the best we’ve ever experienced. My husband enjoyed one of the evening’s specials: a very generous portion of superbly prepared ahi tuna impeccably garnished with a medley of vegetables. My seared day boat scallops with warm Tuscan bean salad, fennel and garlic rosemary was a perfect marriage. No meal is complete without dessert. The warm apple pie with walnuts and vanilla ice cream was a great finale’.

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 29 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant. Truly fine cuisine, by a skilled French trained chef. We highly recommend that if you are in the area, you not miss the opportunity to dine here.

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BK
1 review
Dined on 21 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

AMAZING food and beyond wonderful owners. Highly recommend! Hidden Gem! 10/10

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Absolutely love this place it’s spectacular on all levels

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 3

Small restaurant, so very crowded which also added to the noise level. Food was very good. Hubby had tuna, which wasn’t the best tuna steak he has had. A lot of fat in it. Appetizers and dessert were fabulous.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful experience and evening.

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L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 5Ambience 2

D'floret is not a pretty restaurant, but it is small and intimate. The hostess is gracious and kind. The first sign of trouble was that the olive oil sitting at our table was rancid. I did not have the heart to bring this up before our meal even began, so we just avoided using it. Too bad, because the bread was good. Believe me, I know my olive oil and I certainly know when it is rancid.

We had a few very delicious dishes. The crab cakes and the gnocchi were great, and the haricot verts were also very good. The lettuce salad, which was supposed to have chopped herbs, had no herbs that we could detect and was no more than mixed greens from a bag. We really disliked the mushroom crepe, which had a strange flavor. Overall, there was too much cream and not enough fresh vegetables. So, I would say that the food was uneven. We had apple pie for dessert, and while the flavor was good, the bottom crust was soft and soggy. I say, with all humility, that my own apple pie is better by a mile, and I am not a professional cook.

I would recommend d'floret to a friend, but only with strict instructions about what to get and what to avoid.

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RL
1 review
Dined on 23 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

GREAT dinner the specials were amazing. This is one of our favorite restaurant and the owners are so nice. It is cute little bistro.

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MP
1 review
Dined on 17 February 2019
Overall 3Food 3Service 3Ambience 3

This was a really interesting dining experience. Very small restaurant, only 24 seats the night that we went, and there is the open kitchen. The interior has a huge light fixture and some interesting art, I'd say it was cozy and comfortable. My vantage point from my table was directly at the fridge, so it could have been better, but overall a pretty cool ambiance. The food was OK, solidly good but nothing special and some dishes were a bit on the bland side (especially my small side of very overcooked vegetables) , but I think for the price it was not worth it. It is also billed as a french restaurant, I would consider it New American as nothing on the menu stood out to me as french (Tortellini, Crab cake, Sirloin Steak) there weren't many sauces, cheese or creams used and the seasonings were fairly standard. If you have some extra $ to blow and want to check it out it is worth a night out, otherwise pick somewhere else in Lambertville.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2019
Overall 3Food 4Service 3Ambience 2

Review is based on a PP cost of $75 including tip. No drinks and only 1 dessert shared between 2 people.
I would say try it once for the food and you decide.
Overall food was very good not great. We shared the pasta bolognese for an appetizer. This was made with fresh made pasta (which was just okay). This was good but there was too much sauce and not enough pasta. I felt it should have been the opposite. We had the Lamb chops and Tuna for entrees. Both very good no complaints. Quality of the food was very good but the preparation was simple. Something an average cook can do at home. Again I come back to the price point because at the price it should be special, something you wouldnt do at home.
Atmosphere. There is non unless you enjoying eating in someones kitchen. My biggest complaint here is our reservation was 8pm which was the last seating and after all guest appeared to be fed and while we were eating desert the kitchen took the opportunity to start cleaning up. This created a lot of smoke, noise and smell. I left with a bad smell in my nose, This was totally uncalled for at this price point.
Service was good. Not rushed or not too slow. They pretty much allow for 2 hours a seating which is perfect.

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

A Valentine’s Day to perfection! Food was impeccable. Service the same. Quite possibly the best Valentine’s Day dinner of all time.

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R
New York Area
69 reviews
Dined on 9 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

We have dined here a number of times, and also at Cafe Loret in Red Bank. At first, we were reluctant to dine at one vs the other knowing that Chef Foy can't be in two places at once, but he's done a masterful job assuring that you needn't be concerned in that regard. The scallops are so amazing that it's difficult to make another selection, but the same can be said about the rack of lamb and steak (and probably every other dish, though I can't speak from first hand experience). We rarely stray from the crab appetizer, also a standout, but I tried the mushroom crepe with shaved truffles this time and am glad that I did. Delicious. For dessert, the Chocolate Royale is stellar; among the best desserts that I've ever had. The chef's wife is a most gracious and well-informed hostess and so proud of her husband's talent.

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