d'floret restaurant

4.8
332 reviews
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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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GM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
63 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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LG
24 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Why did it take me so long to go to this small slice of heaven in Lambertville. Delicious French food in a cozy romantic dining room next to the open kitchen. Add warm, knowledgeable service and you have a charming and memorable night out. It’s BYOB so it’s also a great value.

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B
31 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

This is an unassuming little place, a block off the main road through Lambertville. Very few tables, barely separated from a small kitchen, but ... DAMN do they know what they’re doing. Mushroom soup, tortellini, gnocchi, scallops, all perfect. Highly recommended.

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b
15 reviews
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Great food .Very rare nowadays to find food that is fresh and prepared with perfect attention to detail these people have found the secret. my scallops were the best I have ever eaten and my wife's salmon was amazing. We will be visiting this restaurant many times in the future.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 5 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Wonderful host and amazing food.

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JJ
29 reviews
Dined on 4 January 2019
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

The food was extraordinary, service was attentive and we enjoyed the evening.

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LC
3 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A quiet small restaurant with excellent food. We were there New Years eve and the menu was not restricted.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wow!

A table at d’Floret on a Saturday night. Life is good!

A meal created by an incredibly talented chef surrounded by walls covered his outstanding works of art, and hosted by the most friendly and professional matre ‘d.

The gnocchi were the freshest, most tender I’ve ever eaten. The crab Tian is exactly that - crab. And, the tortellini in truffle cream sauce was divine. Follow those starters with succulent lamb chops prepared rare - tender beyond compare.

Dessert - Tahitian vanilla creme brûlée, or crisp apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or, any other dessert choice would satisfy your sweet tooth, and perfectly complete your fantastic dining experience.

‘Nough said...

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Y
8 reviews
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We love this place! Such amazing food. Small, quiet, intimate, lovely.

Can’t wait to try the new place in Red Bank!

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PG
104 reviews
Dined on 22 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Owner was very accommodating. BYOB. Restaurant is very small so you need reservations.

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IS
17 reviews
Dined on 16 December 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 5

A go to favorite it rarely disappoints. There was a recent change to the chicken main dish and I prefer the older recipe but it's important for restaurants to change up their offerings. The green bean salad was one of the best I have ever had.

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DB
7 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A lovely, small, chef-owned and operated bistro. Food is excellent, and, unlike so many restaurants, the room is conducive to quiet, civilized conversation. That’s a find!

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r
1 review
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall 4Food 5Service 4Ambience 3

Food was terrific service was good small place very intimate would suggest bigger place more food selections .

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TG
13 reviews
Dined on 30 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Our meals, both the Salman and Tuna were excellent and well prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and greatly appreciated the wonderful service. We will definitely return for another fabulous meal.

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AC
7 reviews
Dined on 25 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We were really surprised at just how great d'floret is. Every single dish that came out was delicious. We had their crab tian, haricot vert warm salad, and the special house-made tortellini for appetizers. For mains, we had the lobster pot pie, lamb, bolognese, and salmon. Everything was cooked perfectly. The restaurant only has nine tables, and it is clear that every dish that comes out is fresh and carefully crafted.
The owner was also amazing. We were visiting New Hope and had walked over for dinner. While eating, it starting to downpour. She called a cab for us and let us wait in the dining room, after everyone had left, until our cab finally arrived!

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BF
158 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 3

Fun night to celebrate a birthday. Goat cheese tart continues to shine, as do the lamb chops and veal bolognese. Save room for dessert, too. Small, intimate place, not packed on this night, which was a plus at least for us.

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OT
18 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall 3Food 4Service 2Ambience 3

Although the meals were quite delicious, the choices were limited having been unchanged for years, and the prices quite exorbitant! The service was rather poor even though the restaurant has only a few tables to accommodate.

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y
8 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

As usual every thing was excellent !

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DN
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area. In both times we've been, food, service and overall experience have been 5-star.

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T
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

The food was excellent - flavorful, great presentation and the staff is very friendly.

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RB
4 reviews
Dined on 21 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

We have been to d'floret several times and have loved it every single time. Great food, great service, love it.

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PM
1 review
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

They were running late and we didn’t get seated until 45 minutes after our reservation time. That said, the hostess/owner was very nice and apologetic. The food was absolutely first rate across the board. You should just call ahead to be sure they’re ready for you.

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R
64 reviews
Dined on 20 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 4

We have now been to D’floret 3 times mad Cafe Loret once and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently outstanding. Chef Foy’s wife is very gracious and remembered our previous orders, going so far as to change my wife’s vegetable accompaniment to match her previous meals. I’ve tried a different dish each time, despite my desire to order the perfect rack of lamb on each visit. The langoustine dish did not disappoint. We’ll be back. My wife and I enjoy trying different restaurants, but we haven’t been able to follow that concept whenever Lambertville is our destination.

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OT
1 review
Dined on 19 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Anniversary

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M
21 reviews
Dined on 6 October 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 4

Incredible food at reasonable prices. BYOB makes it even better.

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WF
16 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

I celebrated my wife's birthday here, and d'floret is an absolute gem! Outstanding food - some of the very best we've had in the area (Bucks, Hunterdon, Mercer Counties) - rivaling the cuisine at the Peacock Inn from a few years ago. I had the hericot vert salad and gateau of langoustine (like a deconstructed lobster pot pie), and both were to die for! Very intimate atmosphere with maybe 12 tables, and we had the opportunity to chat with Chef Foy. We even had a couple celebrities sitting behind us!

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OT
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

One of my absolute favorite restaurants. The food is always great and so is the service. Very intimate and low key setting.

I cant want to go back again

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O
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 2

This is s cute little restaurant and we enjoyed our meals. The menu is very limited, there may not be an entree for all. This is not an inexpensive place, we paid more for appetizers than entrees at similar places. It's cash only, and BYOB.

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OT
140 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

ALWAYS EXCELLENT! very tight seating so be prepared! but also be prepared for a "special" dinner!
i hesitated getting an appetizer this time bc i was not that hungry but when i heard they had their wonderful squash soup, i changed my mind! and boy what a bowlful...so u CAN share that! i have had almost everything on their menu but i decided to try the lamb chops (even though i am not really a lamb chop lover) and it was divine is all i can say! don't forget ......no credit cards! maybe some day!!!

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JL
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

The food is always excellent! The staff is friendly, warm, engaging, welcoming! You'll be a happy person in a room full of happy people!

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f
45 reviews
Dined on 21 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 4Ambience 3

The food was presented nicely with good portions. Small dining room good for date night or small groups.

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JG
7 reviews
Dined on 16 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 4Ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area. Small, so book in advance. Accepts only cash or check.

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OT
27 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Special meal, delicious lamb and halibut, even the creme brûlée was a delight! Will return.

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D
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

Good find! Amazing that it has been there so long and never dined there before. Service atmosphere and food all very good Who could ask for anything more. Will return

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D
4 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

A delicious meal, lamb and sirloin for us! Cooked to perfection.

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NH
3 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2018
Overall 1Food 1Service 3Ambience 1

I will first say that I never write reviews. I chose to write this review based on an occurrence I experienced with the owner of this restaurant dining at a nearby restaurant. She was not happy with her food and demanded to see management and explained that she owned a restaurant in Lambertville and her husband, who was with her, was a chef and the food wasn’t up to his par. Since I was sitting at a nearby table, I listened as she told the manager who she was and what restaurant she owned. Based on her pomp and arrogance I concluded that her restaurant must be superior to other restaurants so I decided to give it a try and It took my wife for a surprise birthday dinner.

We were one of two tables in the restaurant. There were two servers and the other table was dining as we placed our order. We ordered three courses. First the gnocchi which was not sautéed and served with a basic generic cream sauce. Second course salad was good and fresh. For our entrees my wife ordered scallops which were good, I ordered a $55 dry aged sirloin med rare. It was served well done. It was the only ticket the kitchen was preparing and the server, who clearly knew how overdone it was, did offer to redo it but that would have taken an additional 20 minutes and I wanted to eat with my wife. I was very gracious and tipped very well.

Note to owner: don’t act like an arrogant baffoon in someone else’s restaurant when you can’t execute something as simple as a meat temperature in your own establishment.

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CM
5 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2018
Overall 5Food 5Service 5Ambience 5

Wonderful early dinner with friends on a holiday weekend - tiny and quaint byob french restaurant. The mushroom soup was superb. Definitely will be back!

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F
2 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 3Food 3Service 4Ambience 2

Bills itself as a French restaurant. The food was fair and very overpriced for the quality. I had high expectations and was disappointed. The menu was varied but nothing was unusual or very special. Not really sure what is French about mushroom soup, veal Ragu, steak or rack of lamb. The preparation was not in any French style. Even the bread was just OK. The presentation was... well really absent. I wouldn’t go back - ever.

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s
40 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall 4Food 4Service 5Ambience 4

A mixed green salad with walnuts that were scarce and a nondescript vinaigrette proved to be very ordinary. Mushroom soup was exceptional with mushrooms at the bottom of the soup plate. An entrée of gnocci was rich, buttery, melt in your mouth umami. Veal bolognese was also rich with plentiful meat in the sauce. Creme Brûlée dessert with vanilla bean was a great ending. Two attempts to make reservations by phone was futile. I left messages but never received a call back. So, the best way to get a table in this restaurant is via Open Table.

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