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d'floret restaurant

4.8
254 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Neighborhood Gem
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  • Creative Cuisine
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American
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Hours of operation
Dinner
Thu 4:00 pm–7:30 pm
Fri, Sat 4:00 pm–8:45 pm
Sun 3:30 pm–7:00 pm
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Phone number
(609) 397-7400
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Payment options
Cash Only
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Dennis Foy
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Catering
Event Catering is site specific, designed according to client needs and budgetary constraints.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ferry St.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch

Specials

Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Celebrate Mom with a special Sunday dinner. Dfloret will be offering a Prix fixe Menu designed by Executive Chef Dennis Foy for 40pp Hours 3pm-8pm.

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 254 People Are Saying
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food
4.8
service
4.4
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4.4
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95% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

Oh! How we love this place!!!
Our second visit did not disappoint. Divine halibut filet and scallops....both prepared to perfection. NY city dining in Lambertville!

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5.0Dined 3 days ago

I’m afraid to review this restaurant out of fear that I’ll never again land a Saturday reservation. Our meals were among the best of a lifetime, nothing short of perfect. The decor is minimalist, the noise level high but the food is simply outstanding. I had mushroom soup, rack of lamb and the apple tart, all could not be better. My wife had gnocchi, sea scallops and the signature chocolate dessert. We could not stop raving about the experience all the way home, almost an hour and a half drive. We can’t wait to go back. And thank you for a memorable meal.

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5.0Dined on April 15, 2018

Great cozy place. The chef/owner is amazing. The menu is small, but all dishes are fantastic.

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5.0Dined on April 14, 2018

Fabulous. One of the best meals I’ve had in years. The mushroom soup special was quite delicious. As were the halibut and langoustine dishes. Great value and an absolute neighborhood gem.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Intimate, friendly, classy gem of a restaurant. Chef Foy is a master, subtly mixing flavors and textures. We will be back!

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

We are a group of four old friends from PA and NY who meet several times a year in Lambertville, PA, for dinner and a play at the Bucks County Playhouse. Each time we meet to see a play, we try a new restaurant. Last week we discovered D'floret; and, after the first bite of food, we knew we had died and gone to heaven. D'floret is a small restaurant with perhaps 27 seats, and it's only open on Thursday evenings through Sunday evenings. The dining room is run by a couple; the husband is a classically-trained chef and the wife is a charming maitre d' with extensive knowledge of food preparation. The menu is limited, as you might expect it to be in such a small establishment; but every dish is a gem. The mushroom soup has the intense and dark taste of pureed morels from deep in the forest with just a touch of cream mixed in to hold the mixture together. Crab cakes require no bread to act as a binding agent; instead the chef relies on a few finely chopped onions, a pinch of thyme, and just enough butter to help the crab meat hold its shape while it is lightly sautéed. The lamb chops are tender, meaty, and just the proper shade of pink. The dessert list includes my favorite profiteroles. But these are not the clunky, tough shells of childhood that were filled with ice cream from the grocery store and then covered with Hershey's syrup. These are delicate cream puff shells worthy of a Michelin three-star French restaurant that have vanilla ice cream infused with an Italian coffee bean carefully spooned into the shells, and that are then drizzled with melted dark Valrhona chocolate. This dessert awakens childhood memories and improves on those memories all at the same time. D'floret is definitely a treasure that deserves all the praise we can possibly give it. Note: D'floret accepts cash and personal checks only. No credit cards.

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5.0Dined on March 29, 2018

Excellent! The food is amazing and the service outstanding. This is our second visit and my husband and I plan on making this a weekly date!

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4.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Always quaLity. Best consistently good restaurant in New Hope/Lambertville area. Only negative, tables too close together.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Wonderful experience! Delicious food, looking forward to returning.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Attentive staff, excellent food and intimate setting

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2018

My wife and I had dinner here for her birthday. Among the highlights were the scallops: they were happy to this entree into a small mid-course so that we didn't have to make up our minds and pick only two dishes to try! We will definitely come back next time we are in Lambertville.

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Exceptional!!! This place is truly amazing. There are very few tables, but it doesn't feel small; it feels intimate, it feels European, and it makes you feel lucky to have scored a table. The menu offered dishes I had heard of but never seen on other menus, and the food was outstanding. Just thinking about it now makes me want to go back. I would recommend this to anyone for any occasion. My new favorite.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2018

This was my wife and I's 4th time there and again the meal and atmosphere as always was fantastic. Chef Dennis Foy is a master at his craft.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Amazing people and amazing food. Dennis and Estella are such a great team. Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on February 17, 2018

As always, the food and service are more than anyone can imagine!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Nothing short of brilliant, as usual! Try the Amish Chicken for two . . . on second thought, don't! That will be one less chicken for us.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

D'Floret experience is like having a spectacular meal created and served in an excellent chef's home dining room/kitchen. If you are seeking a restaurant to see and be seen-don't go here. However, if you wish to have a creative and tasteful meal served by friendly staff... d'floret is the place. I had the venison (best I've ever been served across the US) and my wife's lamb chops were superb! Absolutely order the Profiteroles for desert - YUM. Chef Foy cooks on his terms and his artistic results are wonderful. The table service is led by his wife Estella who is very engaging and ensures that the operation runs smoothly.
BYOB is a great plus.

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Food was excellent in every respect. Creative menu using local fresh "farm to table" approach. Setting and environment was very casual, private very subdued. Dennis and his wife could not be more charming.

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

Great meal.

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4.0Dined on January 20, 2018

DFloret was an unexpected delight! The mushroom soup with truffles was absolutely delish and gnocchi were so light and delicate--perfect consistency and taste. The food was excellent and the restaurant is very nice, service great! I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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3.0Dined on January 20, 2018

The service was initially attentive but as the meal progressed, the service was increasingly bad. We had to ask twice for more bread. Couldn’t finish 3/4 of a dessert and asked that it be wrapped to take home. Server threw it out instead. When we brought this to the attention of the restaurant, nothing was done or offered to make up for mistake.

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

My wife and I consider ourselves to be foodies (don’t most people these days?). However, after dining out at numerous restaurants (approx once a week) we have not had a meal in the NYC/Philly area in the last 6 months as good as this (comparable to our trip 6 months ago to Paris). The food was succulent, passionate and personal. This will defiantly be a regular spot for us. A diamond in the rough!

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5.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Excellent. Innovative and delicious menu. Loved the goat cheese tart with tomato confit as the appetizer. Steak was likely the best I’ve ever had. Small intimate restaurant with a friendly staff with the just the right level of attentiveness. Very pleased and will definitely visit again.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

What an amazing find. Small 9 table restaurant with every attention to detail. The service was impeccable and the food was exquisite. This foodie was impressed. Compliments to the amazing chef!

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2017

Perfectly executed classic dishes with an uncompromising focus on using the best ingredients, personally selected by the chef. All wrapped up in a warm, welcoming ambiance.

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5.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Fantastic meal - I expected a good experience but Chef Foy went above and beyond and everything was absolutely amazing.. Can't wait to come back on Valentine's Day..

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5.0Dined on December 23, 2017

Chef owned, exceptionally prepare and presented dishes. Staff knowledgeable. BYOB so of course the wine is delicious 😉. Small, quaint, cozy, romantic. Lovely spot for a gourmet delight.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

Small place that hits it big! Food is excellent and service wonderful. Save room for ama Inv desserts.

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5.0Dined on December 22, 2017

I ordered the rack of lamb special and my wife got the scallops. Both were cooked perfectly. And do yourself a favor, get dessert.

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2.0Dined on December 8, 2017

Casual, relaxed setting but overall the food was disappointing--very mediocre walnut/greens salad, oddly seasoned rack of lamb, over-dressed and flavorless pasta. Main Impression: over-priced, over-ambitious fare. Would not return.

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4.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Our first time in the area and would surely dine there again when we visit

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2017

The food here is outstanding, and it's BYOB, so you can bring a nice bottle of wine for the occasion, which is wonderful. One downside was the use of a lobster cream soup as a special appetizer, but also using it as an accompaniment to a special entree. I ordered the soup, which was excellent, and shared some with my wife, who ordered a lobster stew dish off the menu. Thus, when her entree came, she had already sort of had it. That's not to say it wasn't delicious, just a little repetitive. Her appetizer was a gnocchi dish, which was absolute gnocchi perfection. For my entree, I had the dry aged sirloin, and it was exceptionally good, better than most, and that's saying something. As a side note, I couldn't finish it, so we reheated it in a grill pan for breakfast the next morning--it was similarly incredible the next day! So good.

In the end, this was a great meal, and worth it, if not slightly overpriced, in my opinion. The clientele was a little over the top with their stuffiness, so if people who go out of their way to act important rub you the wrong way, this place may not be for you. Of course, that's not the fault of the restaurant. It interesting for us to dine out in New Jersey, now that we've lived in Easton, PA a few years, where we have an abundance of fantastic restaurant options at our fingertips, and the value for the cost is notably higher than in much of NJ. It's fun to go back once in awhile, but I don't exactly miss it.

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3.0Dined on November 17, 2017

It was a mist disappointing dinner. I have been there on several other occasions when good service and value were excellent. Last night the food was extremely disappointing and the service was slow. $18 for like warm soup and $37 for a mediocre piece of halibut and ordinary vegetable salsa is unacceptable. I doubt that I will go back

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4.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We met friends for dinner and absolutely loved the food and the leisurely pace. Although some of us intended on ordering the rack of lamb and grilled shrimp, they were out of those entrées. Undeterred, we made different selections both from the regular menu and nightly specials, and were not disappointed. The only negative was the extremely small waiting area where guests are crammed into a tight space right in front of the entrance and in the path to the open-faced kitchen.

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5.0Dined on November 11, 2017

We love this place! Wonderful food and excellent service in a cozy atmosphere.

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

Top quality ingredients. Creative preparation. Gracious hosts; like dining at a friends house.

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5.0Dined on November 9, 2017

The place is great.. the gnocci is a must.. the rack of lamb was very nice.. the dessert a little disapointing. The service was very very good

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4.0Dined on November 2, 2017

Small, local spot with a true pioneer of New Jersey nouvelle cuisine at the stove. Chef Foy continues to provide light, flavorful versions of classics. Take a decent bottle and a drive to Lambertville. Leave your credit card at home - he doesn't take them. Go anyway...

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4.0Dined on October 28, 2017

3.5 stars.

Food was excellent. Prices were reasonable. The food is unquestionably superb.

The service however needs work. Tables who are seated after you should not have their orders taken before yours. Nor should other tables have their food arrive before yours, especially when their order was placed after your order was taken.

The poor service was not a fluke. We saw a table walk out because they were essentially ignored. The waitresses didn't even attempt to stop them as they walked passed.

With restaurants like these you're paying a premium for the service as well as the food. When either one of those is lacking the customer is justifiably dissatisfied.

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5.0Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious food . Always consistent. The owners are so passionate about their food, and it shows in their delivery and the quality. Such a treat!

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