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La Foret Restaurant

21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
+1 408-997-3458
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good18%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (15 reviews)
“wild game” (17 reviews)
“souffle” (11 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose, CA 95120-4329
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1 - 10 of 193 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago

Used to go to this place all the time. Love, love, love this place. The best French restaurant in the city, maybe even in the US. I'm really hoping they keep a lot of the same dishes/recipes on the menu for the reopen. Will definitely...More

Thank Hugh P
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I understand they will be keeping the name and the favorite items on the menu as well as adding some new ones. I look forward to the re-opening this fall.

1  Thank a61Morgan
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Closed in April for the last time. Was one of the classic places to go for a fun dinner. Sad to see, but I guess it was time for the owners to retire and no one was interested in picking up the reins.

Thank Reno D
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

Awesome food , never been disappointed. I am saddened by the closure of this wonderful establishment and fine French cuisine

1  Thank 1959maui
Reviewed 11 April 2017

This was our go-to restaurant. After many years, the owner has retired and closed the restaurant. I believe that the restaurant may be sold later on.

Thank Chris M
Reviewed 11 April 2017

I had dinner many times over the last 30 to 35 years and never got a bad meal. Unfortunately, they close for good last month.

Thank Peter V
Reviewed 11 April 2017 via mobile

San Jose’s La Foret, the upscale French restaurant known for introducing thousands of diners to the delights of wild game, closed at the end of March 2017. It's too late to visit this restaurant and luckily, my husband and I were able to dine there...More

Thank Travelingpat2013
Reviewed 3 April 2017

Such a lovely, old restaurant set alongside a babbling creek. The chef/owner is retiring but I'm sending out thanks for my good memories of the special meals we had here. There is no place like La Foret to celebrate a special occasion.

Thank Ann S
Reviewed 19 March 2017

Why does French food have to be so freaking expensive. If this place was not so expensive I would go there much more. This is the best French restaurant in this area and I enjoyed every single time I have been there (and I have...More

1  Thank izakkapi
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Awesome food and service. I had escargot, petit stake and romain salad. It was awesome. Too bad they are closing at the end of March.

Thank Miriam S
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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
Business meetings, View, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Local cuisine
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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