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La Foret Restaurant

21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
+1 408-997-3458
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  • Excellent74%
  • Very good18%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“wild game” (17 reviews)
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
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Reviewed 27 March 2018

I haven't eaten here for at least 20 years and it was like I never left. I swear that the menu was exactly the same. The food is very good: nice presentation, excellent flavors, and decent portions (for a high end French restaurant). Very good...More

Thank Bradley B
Reviewed 3 March 2018

We have been going here for brunch or dinner for over 20 years. The food is delicious and the wine list is excellent.

Thank Neil D
Reviewed 3 March 2018

A group of us were invited to this restaurant and what a treat. The food is exquisite, the service wonderful and ambiance lovely. I would go back in a heartbeat

Thank TravelQueen2002
Reviewed 7 February 2018 via mobile

Bad service, noisy and unappealing atmosphere and overly-priced food. We had high hopes coming here as we were hoping to find the place to host our rehearsal dinner for our wedding. Won't be coming back anytime soon.

1  Thank Cavista
Reviewed 5 February 2018

We ate at La Foret 2/1. We used to go there every year for our anniversary and were glad to see that it had reopened. The visit was disappointing and I don’t know if we’ll be back. We arrived at 5:25 for a 5:30 reservation...More

Thank DianaMS
Reviewed 26 January 2018

Great ambiance. Very good service. White table clothes, what more could you want? Better Food, and a slower pace. My wife and I had the Tasting Menu #1 with its wine pairing. At the price, it should have blown us away, but it didn't. Some...More

Thank BillPom
Reviewed 26 January 2018

We went to La Foret for the first time since they re-opened. It was elegant and very good as always, but things seemed a bit off the mark for the price we are paying. Corkage at $35 is high. Total for two, $207 before tip....More

Thank Dan R
Reviewed 12 January 2018

This was always a great hide away deep in the Almaden Valley in San Jose. We were very disappointed to see the owner/chef retire we delighted after eating there 3 times in the last three weeks. The food is as good as ever and the...More

Thank SJBilly
Reviewed 11 January 2018

Everyone was bummed when La Foret was closing but the new owner has kept things pretty much the same. Great food and ambiance. Loved their Rack of Lamb. Hurry back, you won't be disappointed.

Thank VicU291
Reviewed 9 January 2018

As others report, we were sad to see this place close in March after our going there for 22 years. As you know it's open again. Sam is still there ! The remodel has made the venue brighter and even more comfortable. We were there...More

Thank Dennis T
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Teri T
6 January 2017|
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Response from 72traveler408 | Reviewed this property |
They have a view to a small creek. Nice but not spectacular. The ambience is very nice and you may need 30 min or more from downtown SJ - depending on traffic. Reservations are recommended. Enjoy!!
24 June 2016|
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Response from Chip144 | Reviewed this property |
The dinner will be expensive, however, I felt the service, attention and food were all excellent. This is definitely a special occasion restaurant. The Grand Mariner Souffle is worth every penny. Dinner for two with drink... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Dinner, Brunch
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine, View
Open Hours
10:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
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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