Great dinner. We were almost scared away by low ratings. Then the first floor window showed the restaurant to be not so full. But the main dining room is upstairs. Food and service were excellent. This was a definite keeper
4/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Good for business dinner
Very attentive wait staff. Good food and great place to bring clients and have a good conversation.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Elegant, quiet, and near Canal St
We were so happy to find this wonderful restaurant, not far from the French Quarter in distance, but worlds away in atmosphere and quality.
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food here is awesome--fresh,
The food here is awesome--fresh, local, & seasonal! They are more than happy to work around our dietary issues (food allergies). We have even had a great private party on the 2nd floor!
4/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great restaurant. My only
Great restaurant. My only complaint is that I felt like the waitress was rushing us.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
The prices were moderately
The prices were moderately high here, although far short of budget busting. More importantly, the quality of the food and service were very much in line with amount charged and there was good value delivered. Everyone in our party of four was well-pleased with their choices.
4/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Valet parking at JW Marriott
Valet parking at JW Marriott around corner provided by the restaurant - a much appreciated perq in NOLA's Central Business District near the French Quarter. Staff very friendly. Sazarac & Brandy Milk Punch to start, classic New Orleans drinks, the Sazarac was bitter and the BMP more resembled a chocolate frappe with Nestle's Quik Powder. The Moet champagne was nice. The waiter graciously offered to remove or replace the BMP, the replacement was basically the same. Good effort, seems the problem was behind the bar. Lobster & Champignons appetizers, redfish entree excellent. Lamb entree outstanding. Will definitely go again.
4/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Our first time there. Food,
Our first time there. Food, ambience, location,vibrant, parking....all totally awesome. I was, however, disappointed with the service. We got very little attention and barely saw our waitress. It was almost like we weren't there. Despite that, definitely worth a return visit.
4/18/2013 4:00:00 PM
Le Foret is special
The food was marvelous and the service terrific. The Fois Gras was truly amazing, and the fish was absolutely delicious. The waiter, Mauricimo (sp?) was fantastic. Everyone was friendly and accommodating.
4/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
attentive service ...well
attentive service ...well prepared and presented French cuisine with a New Orleans twist . Very nice for a special occaision
4/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
For food lovers
Excellent in every respect and close to all major CBD hotels.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food and service were
The food and service were great. The upstairs dining room was too loud.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
Tasting menu with additional
Tasting menu with additional items available, allows you to personalize your dining experience. Caviar was delicious!
4/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
What a fantastic find!
Very, very nice restaurant comparable to other five starred restaurants in the city. if available try the tasting menu, excellent cuisine for a reasonable price. On my permanent list for New Orleeans!
5/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful food & atmosphere!
My husband, our teenaged son, & I dined at Le Foret on Friday night. It was wonderful! I had the fois gras appetizer--cooked perfectly & a large portion--; the soft shell crab entrée--crispy, perfectly seasoned & fried to perfection with a delicious corn maque choux & green salad; & a sampler for the table of desserts--the coconut cake was my favorite! Our waiter, Mauricio, was attentive & friendly. My husband has a severe dairy allergy, & they are always ready & able to prepare him something delicious that is within his dietary restrictions--he had an heirloom tomato salad & the triple tail fish entrée--both of which he loved! I don't remember what my son had, but he loved everything & ate up every bite!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
We dined on a Saturday evening
We dined on a Saturday evening for a graduation celebration. After spending a week in NOLA, eating at many highly rated restaurants, everyone in our party agreed that the food and ambiance at Le Foret was the best. Every selection ordered was excellent. The service was very good and the wine list has many interesting options.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Interior was great.
Interior was great.
Confusing to find out where to park. Need to have valet stand that has sign on it for Le Foret.
Very creative menu amd good wine list.
Appetizers were way out of line on price - particularly the Crawfish Gnocchi which was $15 for a tiny amount of food on an enormous plate. The Gulf Fish and Soft Shell Crab Entrees were excellent.
5/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
The service was polite, prompt, and knowledgable. The food was exquisite (we had the Chef's Tasting Course). The only thing that kept it from being five star instead of four is that the view from the open floor to ceiling windows was a huge, vandalized parking garage. I think if perhaps the windows were closed it would be a little better for the ambience, but it wouldn't stop me from coming back. Overall, a phenomenal dining experience that we will remember.
6/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Very Nice Restaurant
Wow, a restaurant in New Orleans not obsessed with Creole/Cajun cuisine and gumbo soup.
Discovered this gem thanks to reviews and very glad we went. The place is spacious by restaurant standards in that the tables are not on to of each other.
The menu is creative without becoming a cliche. The service was efficient without being rushed. The food was nice presented and the portions were of reasonable size. The desert choice was difficult as they all looked and sounded good.
By all means, go there. You will not be disappointed.
6/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was exceptional. Very well portioned for an upscale restaurant. And the service was too notch. Would return next time for seconds!
6/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food thumbs up, service thumbs down
The food was outstanding!! The service was very rushed. As soon as we completed our amuse b. our appetizers came as soon as we finished the aps our dinner ..... Plate on top of plate. When I mentioned it was like speed dining our server immediately brought us some champagne. Only problem, we were not finished with our dinner and still enjoying our red wine. They really need to pause and slow down. Why so rushed! The food deserves to be enjoyed not rushed!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
We are locals who went downtown
We are locals who went downtown to enjoy a weekend playing tourist. We hadn't eaten at Le Foret yet and wanted to try something new. The food was wonderful and certainly on par with New Orleans standards - I had the gumbo for an appetizer, which had a dark roux and great flavor. Entrees were the soft shell crab for me (the best I've had in a long time) and my wife had the snapper (she loved it as well). Our service was outstanding. We will definitely return and recommend Le Foret without hesitation.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Started with Heirloom Tomato salad which was phenomenal. Had the Red Fish as entree. Very simple dish but excellent. Mauricio was our server and did a great job. The night we went, it was not extremely busy. However, it is obvious the staff is well trained and their expectations are high. You can certainly tell Danny runs the front of house.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Le Foret very unique
This was our 2nd time at Le Foret, and again it was wonderful The Fois Gras was delicacies, as was the Veal Chop. Service was wonderful and the ambiance very romantic.
7/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice bar,Lovely restaurant,
Nice bar,Lovely restaurant, sophisticated food, high quality service, that will probably be getting even more popular since it has picked up several of the closed Brennans' staff.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our first visit to Le Foret
Our first visit to Le Foret was wonderful. I had beef tenderloin, excellent and tender. My husband had the red fish and it also was good. Borris was our server and did a great job. He did not rush us and was very attentive. We will definitely return with friends. E John
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Sophisticated and tasty
Classy yet warm environment . Food was tastefully prepared and wonderful!
8/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Would have liked to have known
Dined there this past weekend and the service and food were exceptional. However, there was a family reunion for 130 people that took up the entire main dining room. We were seated upstairs in what is probably used for parties and receptions. While it is a nice room it does not have the ambiance of the downstairs dining room. It would have been nice to have been notified of this ahead of time!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fantastic dinner here on Sat. night. The service here is top notch and they go the extra mile to ensure the best dining experience.They have a great wine list (alot of wines I can't find anywhere else in city), but even more important, the food is by far one of our favorites in the city.This past dinner we had the oysters/beet salad to start, and for entrees the beef tenderloin,red snapper,and scallopos.Each of these were amazing and were the perfect portions. I judge the dessert menu by how hard it is to pick our favorite, and their menu does just this. I would highly recommend Le Foret to anyone looking for an amazing dining experience.The GM, Danny, is one of the best out there and truly knows what it means to take care of his customers!
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
Exceeded our expectations
We finally went to Le Foret after driving by the restaurant for years. It was Wednesday night, so there were not many people dining, which contributed to the excellent service and attentiveness from the staff.
The food was excellent, along with the decor. The restaurant manager and the waiter were both very personable, and we never felt rushed at all during the evening.
We will definitely return soon!
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent meal. Solid service. Beautiful restaurant
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Hidden 5-Star Dinner
This is a fabulous, undiscovered (yet) restaurant. The food is over-the-top fantastic. Foies gras appitizer with fig was a "Wow." Spouse had the seared Gulf fish, and she raved about it. I had the duck which was cooked to perfection. We will return...soon!
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellence in A city of fine food
An excellent experience, We look forward to returning in the future. Attractive, inviting and classy. We dinned on a Tuesday night at 7:30, Our reservation was honored and our party promptly seated, the staff was knowledgeable of the menu and wine selections, personable, and helpful. The food was outstanding, the attention to quality and detail in the food and the service was evident and appreciated.
The downsides would be that I think on a busier evening the noise level would be quite challenging, the lighting was very dim, and the menu was very difficult for most of the party to read because of it.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great city, great food
Le Foret offers an opportunity to walk away from the leg weary walks down Bourbon and Royal to relax and enjoy delicious local ingredient food creations, that the only disappointing part of our whole experience was having to leave. We choose to have the 5course meal and asked for the courses to paired with a wine of their choice. All I can say is WOW! At the end our meal we were introduced to the chef and asked if we enjoyed everything. My reply was that I am more overjoyed for my next visit and visit to Le Foret.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
LSU loses a close one but we win!
We we there during the final quarter of the LSU/Georgia football game. As exciting the game was that's how great our experience was at Le Foret. The Chef did an amazing job, the service was great and the atmosphere was perfect. My wife and I are foodies and we will suggest this restaurant to our friends, clients and family. We will be back in a few weeks.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Foret is a top 5 restaurant in NOLA
The Chef's tasting was fabulous. Scallops were delicious and the tenderloin was also unbelievable.
Thank you for an outstanding evening.
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
We try to go to a different restaurant each trip to Nola. This was a find! Opened only 3 years, Le Foret has made an indelible mark on the restaurant scene! The duck was divine, the black and gold oysters were subperb and the service was impeccable!
9/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Another great meal
This was our 5th visit to Le Foret, and every meal has been memorable. The gulf fish special was excellent, with the fish have a seared, grilled crust while maintaining its moisture within. I had the soft shell crab which came out crispy with no grease and was fantastically light. The service was attentive and prompt, and the wine list was great. It is also worth arriving a bit early to have a drink at the bar when Gina is tending. She is delightfully engaging.
We look forward to our next visit!
10/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Hidden Gem
Food was fabulous! 1st timer and was very very impressed.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
one of my le favorite's
I dine at New Orleans' best restaurants on a routine basis. This was my first time dining at Le Foret and it was a terrific surprise. The location was great. Loved the ambiance of the building. Food was terrific. From appetizers through desert, everything was high quality. The service was also exceptional. I highly recommend.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very nice experience
Essentially French cuisine, pleasant quiet dining room. Compared to the best in New York, it's not really there, but we had a good meal. If you want to get away from the heavy New Orleans food and enjoy a congenial evening, choose Le Foret. Waiter could have been a little more knowledgeable about the ingredients in the dishes.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I loved it!! The scallops were the best I have had.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
First time al le foret
Great service, great atmosphere, and great food! We'll definitely be going back again soon!!
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and service
New Orleans has a large number of restaurants that serve a tasty meal. Le Foret stands out because of it's excellent food that is presented by a courteous and professional staff. The restaurant is nicely organized and is located close to lots of entertainment. My wife and I enjoyed the experience and would highly recommend Le Foret.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
We came here for a business meeting for dinner from the courthouse. Everyone in the party was very happy with their meals.
11/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a wonderful meal here, wife got the shrimp and lobster risotto and I had scollops, great. Don't miss the apps and coconut cake. All wonderful. Was busy that night and a little noisy. The beautiful high ceilings and hard wood floors would make it difficult for this to be a quite place. Service was good. Would go again, not inexpensive though.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
They were able to accommodate
They were able to accommodate a large group of us at the last minute on a Sunday night. Food was delicious, came out promptly, and was timed well. Great service from all of the staff.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Often times restaurants near convention centers or other tourist areas skimp on the quality of the food and presentation. Le Foret was a very pleasant exception to the rule. The fixe prix menu was perfect in portions, nicely presented and delicious. The service was efficient, knowledgeable, and pleasant. The wine list has a nice selection wines from around the world and range of prices. I appreciated seeing 1/2 bottles of interesting wines. I had a delicious charbono at a fair price. I can't wait to go back the next time I am in town.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
The prix fixe meal with wine pairing was superbas was the sevice!
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
The restaurant was beautiful and the waitstaff was fantastic. We ordered the tasting menu, which provided plenty of food and a wide variety of flavor and types. I loved the food. It was outstanding. My husband also said the drinks were phenomenal. The server was very efficient and handled issues well. My only complaint was the cappuccino machine was broken, but they put a candle in my dessert for my birthday, which was very nice.
12/2/2013 4:00:00 PM