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La Foret, San Jose, CA

La Foret

4.7
4.7
1085 reviews
$50 and over
French
La Foret offers fine French dining in an old country setting. We are proudly now offering outdoor dining!!!The historically significant building rests next to a quietly meandering stream in the verdant foothills of New Almaden. Picture windows surrounding the entire dining area allow you to fully enjoy the quietly beautiful surroundings during your meal. Specializing in fine French cuisine, La Foret has earned its place among the area's finest restaurants and in fact has been listed among the 50 best French restaurants in the United States.

La Foret ha an extensive wine list, which includes French and Napa Valley selections. It offers a tasting menu and brunch on Sundays.

This restaurant has private rooms for catering banquet-style private events. It also hosts weddings with capacity for up to 130 guests.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 997-3458

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Private party facilities

    La Forêt regularly hosts parties and events for people and organizations from around the South Bay Area including, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Willow Glen, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Cupertino, Santa Clara.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 898-8613

  • Area

    San Jose

  • Cross Street

    Almaden Road

  • Parking Details

    We have our own parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant, so parking is never a problem :-)

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

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What 1,085 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.1Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Most Booked 1000-Point Tables

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Best Ambience

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Notable Wine List

  • San Jose / Silicon Valley

    Romance

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  1. G

    George

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    30 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    It is a nice restaurant, pretty pricey. I love the ambiance, nice service, not very fast but usually you have time going there for a special occasion. Some dishes are great, some not . The lamb was amazing, the pasta with Fruits de Mer was very expensive and had only 3 shrimp and 2 scallops for 55 USD. The lamb was 60 USD and was fantastic ! The desserts are very good ! I highly recommend the Restaurants for a special occasion, but order meats !
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    90th birthday
  3. KF

    KevinF

    Sacramento

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything you would expect from a highly regarded French restaurant. Excellent service, beautiful location in New Almaden (you'll enjoy the drive out there), well prepared and delicious food and a very nice interior atmosphere. Highly recommended.
  4. f

    foodforthesoul28

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I celebrated our wedding anniversary here with a delicious dinner. We had the chef’s special, rib eye steak. We also ordered appetizers, quail, and sea scallops. They have a great wine selection even by the glass which makes it so easy to try all their selection without buying the whole bottle. Desserts are delicious had the crème brûlée and chocolate torte. Definitely coming back for all our special occasions.

    La ForetResponded 4 days agoThank you for choosing La Foret to celebrate your special evening with us! On behalf of all us, Happy Anniversary and thank you for the 5 star review. If we can personally assist you or your guests with a future visit please let us know. We are here to help you with anything you need for your next special occasion!

  5. TD

    TD12

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Nice environment, nice service and good food.
  6. TR

    TimR

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Delicious French food. Sitting creek side is wonderful
  7. SW

    SamanthaW

    Dallas

    2 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    We came for my husbands birthday. The food was expensive but was very good and the portions were good as well. I did the tasting menu and my husband ordered a La carte. We ordered a bottle of wine. The food was worth it but she service was not worth the very expensive price tag. Our server was fine (not bad) just not what I expected for the price.
  8. DH

    DanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We ordered from the Ala carte menu (the Lamb and Wild Boar) and it was delightful to be sure, but in hindsight we should have ordered from the tasting menus as that would have provided a more complete experience for only a little bit more money. The food, drink service, setting, and atmosphere are all top notch. The prices do reflect all that so be prepared.
  9. A

    Almaden

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    Location ambiance great but food wise nothing calling for that wow effect. First time there so we tried the tasting menu 1 which we thought should be something immediate calling diners’ attention and crying for more. Disappointed very much. Considering the price plus tips we paid, Lo Foret is something which requires an overhaul to inject some modern cuisine spirit to bring up the value and attract and keep its customers coming back. One thing to note though the dessert was good.
  10. D

    Delight

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Service was really slow. Drinks from the bar were not good. Watery. No alcohol in the drinks.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience. I so love the food and the staff.
  12. PH

    PeteH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Quality French cuisine with some menu choices you don't see in many places. Beautiful location.
  13. MH

    MaiH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is the restaurant I like the most. Great food and great service
  14. MN

    MisakoN

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 22 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Omg the food was amazing!!
  15. SE

    SarahE

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful! Lovely people - amazing food. Pricey but worth it!
  16. K

    Kayla

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall4food2service5ambience5
    My favorite spot in terms of atmosphere. Food flavor is just ok. Food wise nothing is really outstanding. Some of the dishes tasted bad such as the appetizer shrimp.
  17. NF

    NicholasF

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It may have been our first time here; but, it most certainly won’t be our last. We ordered the wild boar and the bison. Both were cooked to perfection with a wonderfully paired sauce for each plate. We ordered a couple of alcoholic beverages to go with our meal- they were plenty stiff and reasonably priced. Portions were generous and the staff was absolutely amazing. With the help of the staff, I was able to have my proposal to my girlfriend recorded. I would recommend this place to anyone looking for a romantic setting. It was the perfect setting for our special day that I had been hoping for.
  18. PC

    PhilC

    St. Louis

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Unique spot with great food and service.
  19. m

    mikec

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 17 September 2022

    overall2food2service2ambience4
    Food not worth the price. I will not come back .
  20. NB

    NatalieB

    Cleveland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Alan was an amazing server and an engaging gentleman...we enjoyed some tableside conversation. My husband had the elk special with cherry demi glace. It was an amazing dish....their Ahi entree lived up to the hype as well. I had a french 75, and John enjoyed the new F86, which was a bourbon-orange enhanced spin on the French 75. The drive to get to La Foret and just enjoying the peaceful setting surrounded by trees was a lovely evening.

    La ForetResponded 6 days agoOn behalf of Alan and the entire team at La Foret, thank you for the glowing 5 star review! We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed a lovely evening with us and we look forward to your next visit!

  21. TP

    ThibaultP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    The restaurant has a nice outdoor seating area, but unfortunately this is where good things stop. The service was really below what you can expect for that price level. Not bad, but too many mistakes made, and it falls way below expectations. Nothing fancy about the service, just the basic one. The food was not bad either, but definitely fell short of expectations for that price level. None of the meals were really creative or original. La Foret could be a good place if they would charge 50% less than what they do today.
  22. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating 2 birthdays- dinner was amazing - everything about it was special and we were able to create come wonderful memories! Thank you to the staff and especially our server for adding to the special event- we will definitely be back

    La ForetResponded on 24 September 2022It was a pleasure to serve you for your double celebration! Thank you for joining us at La Foret to celebrate your special occasions. We appreciate your business and we look forward to you and your guests returning for another meal and and making memories with us again soon!

  23. LS

    LSBDDFH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Shawn is an amazing, amazing server. He’s very knowledgeable of the menu and ingredients. The food was fantastic; meats and seafood were cooked exceptionally well.

    La ForetResponded on 24 September 2022On behalf of Sean and all of us at La Foret, thank you for your 5 star review. If we can personally assist you at anytime, it would be our pleasure.

  24. ML

    MaraL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I visited for our anniversary and had a magical evening. The food was fabulous, the service was perfect, and the ambiance was exactly what we were looking for. It was such a special night.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 5 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding service and faire as always!

    La ForetResponded on 24 September 2022On behalf of all us at La Foret, thank you for the 5 star review. We are a passionate group of people who truly value the art of hospitality and we thank you for taking the time to share your positive feedback and your valued business. If we can personally assist you or your guests with a future visit please let us know. We are here to help you with anything you need for your next great dining experience with us.

  26. DS

    DSFlow

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Always a great experience! The service is excellent.
  27. A

    Asianfoodlover

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The drive was a little bit difficult, a lot of curly road. The restaurant is pretty. Parking is easy. Service was good. Appetizers were good. The main dish was not very good. We chose the venison special. We expected the venison was juicy, but it looked overcooked, kind of tough. Finally, the price was too high for this quality of meat. Our family would probably not go again!
  28. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wedding anniversary
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 4 September 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful service and beautiful surroundings!

    La ForetResponded on 24 September 2022On behalf of all us at La Foret, thank you for the 5 star review. It was our pleasure to serve you and your guests at our tranquil creekside setting, we are so happy to hear how much you enjoyed it. If we can personally assist you with a future visit, we are here to help you.

  30. DJ

    DougJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 September 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were celebrating our 54th wedding anniversary. It was the perfect place. We were seated outside as requested by the railing overlooking a beautiful creek and lots of greenery. Tables had live roses and teardrop lights with beautiful lanterns and decor. It was the perfect setting for our romantic dinner. The food was delicious, and each course was superbly served. Our server was knowledgeable, helpful, and kind. There were two other couples also celebrating their anniversaries the same evening. We highly recommend this French restaurant as a very special occasion restaurant.

    La ForetResponded on 24 September 2022On behalf of all us at La Foret, thank you for the 5 star review and Happy 54th anniversary! Thank you for choosing to spend your very special evening with us. We hope to serve you on anther occasion soon!

  31. JT

    JenniferT

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 28 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always outstanding! We love having dinner at La Foret.
  32. ET

    EricT

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my birthday and my wife and I went as a couple. We both had the tasting menu 1 and matching wine pairing and everything was excellent. We had a fantastic evening and will certainly be going back!

    La ForetResponded on 31 August 2022On behalf of all us at La Foret, thank you for the 5 star review. The wine pairing does make for a lovely La Foret evening and we are so happy you could join us! If we can personally assist you or your guests with a future visit please let us know. We are here to help you with anything you need for your next great dining experience with us.

  33. DM

    DaveM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful location for special occasions. Food and service is outstanding and not at all rushed.
  34. S

    Steph

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on 27 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My husband and I have been celebrating our anniversary each year at La Foret. The staff provides attentive service; the food is outstanding. We usually order one of the tasting menus and enjoy the wine pairing. We are never hurried. You have the choice to sit inside or outside on the patio. The scenery surrounding the restaurant is beautiful.

    La ForetResponded on 31 August 2022Thank you for choosing La Foret to celebrate your special occasion. We are so happy you to be a part of your anniversary tradition.

  35. KS

    KrishnanS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Excellent food. Excellent service. We celebrated our anniversary and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. The writer's recommendations were very helpful. We will be back again. Definitely fit for special occasions.
  36. k

    kins

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful experience and food delicious. Ambiance was serene and staff was very accommodating.
  37. MM

    MarcM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 22 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing dinner and the rack of venison was delicious. Wanted to have a special dinner with my wife and La Foret delivered. Can't wait till my next meal there.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Staff is warm and inviting, we ate brunch in the outdoor patio and the food, as always, was superb
  39. SH

    SharonH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing place with amazing food. Highly recommend it for future events.
  40. b

    bwdotts

    Central Coast

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on 21 August 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Wonderful location for special occasions. Food was amazing and the service was exceptional.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

FAQs

La Foret is rated 4.7 stars by 1085 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 13 times today
Google Map for La Foret

21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120

Additional information

  • Cross Street

    Almaden Road

  • Area

    San Jose

  • Hours of Operation

    Brunch Sun 10:30 am–1:00 pm Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress Code

    Business Casual

  • Parking Details

    We have our own parking lot directly across the street from the restaurant, so parking is never a problem :-)

  • Payment Options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Gluten-free Options

  • Phone number

    (408) 997-3458

  • Private party facilities

    La Forêt regularly hosts parties and events for people and organizations from around the South Bay Area including, Gilroy, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Willow Glen, Campbell, Los Gatos, Saratoga, Los Altos, Cupertino, Santa Clara.

  • Private party contact

    Private Event Coordinator: (855) 898-8613

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