d'floret restaurant

4.6
285 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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
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3.0Dined 3 days ago

The husband and wife team that are typically here were absent Thursday, when we dined. The food was underwhelming. While the goat cheese tart and crab appetizers were amazing, my husbands steak was cooked very well done(had a leathery nite) and my lamb had so much sugar on the outside, I was crunching on it the whole time. The servers spent more time talking to each other then actually serving. We spent more time waiting for the check then actually eating there. We love this restaurant so it’s a shame that it was such a bad experience.

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3.0Dined on August 10, 2018

I ate there last year for my anniversary it was wonderful we sat outside then again we cane with friends in winter. Both times the food was amazing.
Then we brought new friends this past Friday and my husband and I we disappointed. We both were not happy with our dinners the portions were small we got no sides the service was slow and prices seemed very high.
Sorry....

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5.0Dined on July 29, 2018

D’floret surpassed all expectations. A Sunday night dinner with my wife at 7:30 with great food and quiet!
Tian of crab, special salad, and the best lamb chops I have had. Fork and butter knife tender with a 9 spice coating cooked two double giant chops to medium rare perfection. BYO wine and a very nice dessert completed a great dinner. Our hostess/waiter, Eleanor was very welcoming and explained the nuances of the different dishes. We will go back!

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4.0Dined on July 14, 2018

We always enjoy a dinner at this lovely, intimate restaurant. Although a quick trip down 29 for us, we would drive a distance for one of Chef Foy's meals.

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2018

Dennis Foy never disappoints. Food was superb, service was friendly and efficient and it was a beautiful night to dine on the patio.

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3.0Dined on July 8, 2018

We have visited d’Floret several times and I was excited to return for my birthday celebration. We arrived for our 8:15 reservation on a Saturday evening after requesting an outside table. It seemed that 5+ other tables were sat within minutes of us (and our outside table was not available or offered).

It seems the hostess served us all evening and we were the last to order of all the sat tables around there time we were seated. One of the few entrees was unavailable as was the special which left the menu options quite limited.

Service was a bit slow and not very attentive. I left disappointed on my birthday and my husband’s response was, “Well, we’ll just go earlier so they don’t run out of food”.

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3.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Lovely outdoor patio. Attentive and gracious service. Appetizers were very good, entrees were just good. And it was a little pricey for the quality of the meal. We had a nice time with friends but would not go back due to the expense and the fact that's it's an hour drive for us.

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4.0Dined on July 7, 2018

Food was excellent - hosts were very nice.

Service and atmosphere also very good.

We will be back soon.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Excellent food prepared to order, fresh ingredients, small more personal restaurant.

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5.0Dined on July 6, 2018

Delectable food, small restaurant, and attentive service. Tian of crab was very fresh and full tasting. Veal bolognese on home-made pasta was marvelous with pasta that melted in the mouth. I make pasta myself but have never achieved this texture, this softness, and this delicacy. Dessert, which we don't usually have, was also well worth the time and taste - strawberry short cake and chocolate royale. My only critique, and its a minor one, was that we ate during the first seating at 6 PM and felt a bit rushed when the second wave arrived, albeit an hour and a half later, at 7:30. Nevertheless, we will definitely return. Our thanks to the entire staff for a delicious experience.

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5.0Dined on July 1, 2018

My wife and I visited D'Floret for an early Sunday dinner. As is our tradition on our anniversary; we try to travel outside our usual haunts to try something new and refreshing. After visiting the website for D'Floret I was excited to dine with Chef Foy.
We arrived and were immediately impressed. Being the first guest of the evening we were able to chat with Chef and his wife Estella for a bit.
Of course all was not perfect. Usually when we dine out we can peruse the menu and within a minute or two identify the winners that are being offered, a couple of follow up questions to the staff and we are good to go.
Not so at D’floret. After struggling to find something to order from the menu, we called over our server to discuss the options. She was of little help since she just confirmed what we already suspected.
You see the problem was that EVERYTHING on the menu was amazing! Luckily for us a voice of reason cake from the kitchen. You see, Chef Foy offered to cook for us! The only decision we had to make was the number of courses. (We settled on 4)
We had beautiful shrimp, tuna, scallops and Lamb like you’ve never tasted before. They say a picture is worth a thousand words, so enjoy.
Thank you to Estella and Chef for the 1st of many wonderful meals.
Would we recommend D’Floret? Uh, Yes!
Our only regret is that it took so long for us to find it.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

Thanks for a memorable anniversary dinner! This was our 3rd time at D'Floret, and we have never been disappointed in any way.

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5.0Dined on June 29, 2018

WE HAVE BEEN FREQUENTLY DINING AT VERY FINE DINING RESTAURANTS FOR YEARS. WE PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO DINING DETAILS; PRESENTATION, QUALITY OF FOOD, AMBIENCE, SERVICE, AND CLEANLINESS OF THE ENTIRE RESTAURANT. THIS INCLUDES THE INSIDE TEMPERATURE. D'FLORET IN ALL RESPECTS HAS TO BE CONSIDERED ONE OF THE BEST AND FINEST!

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

D'Floret is a true gem in lovely Lambertville! Everything was PERFECT, from the warm and friendly greeting when you first arrive, to the food which is amazing! As we were leaving, the chef even stepped out of the kitchen to meet us, and to make sure we were completely happy with the experience. Really, really nice waitstaff as well, more than willing to help you decide from a menu on which everything sounds mouth-wateringly good.

D'Floret is really a must when you are visiting Lambertville, but book ahead as tables fill up fast. And since they buy their produce locally, the menu is continually changing, so each time you go, you can expect special offerings of the day as well as their standards, such as the best sirloin steak we've ever had. And the BYOB policy works out just fine -- you can choose your own wine, and frankly pay less for the privilege. Outstanding on all counts. Not to be missed.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2018

How is it that we have overlooked d'floret? We regularly dine in Lawrenceville and would probably come up with the same list of favorites as most would. How did we miss d'floret? I have no idea, especially since we were fans of Denis Foy from his restaurant in Lawrenceville years back. All I can say is - stupendous. My new favorite. The tian of crab (prepared perfectly - delicious!), the chilled pea soup, the gnocchi, the wild caught Alaskan salmon, the rack of lamb, and especially the gateau de langoustine were out of this world - all prepared in front of us by the master chief himself in the open kitchen design of the restaurant. We dined on a Friday night and it wasn't packed (small restaurant), so I suspect there may be others who are unaware. Move d'floret to the top of your list of Lambertville restaurants. We will be back to try everything else on the menu, and then go through again ... and again!

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

As always food is delicious.

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5.0Dined on June 17, 2018

Love the intimate atmosphere and Dennis and his wife are delightful. Food was absolutely over the top!

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4.0Dined on June 17, 2018

We really enjoyed our meal at this restaurant. The chef can be seen preparing your meal, which was delicious. The scallops were amazing. We decided they were the best profiteroles we have ever tasted!

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

First time there and really like it. We sat in the backyard courtyard which was very comfortable. Food was great: highly recommend the Ahi Tuna. You can take nice 20 minute walk via the bridge to New Hope for after dinner entertainment

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5.0Dined on June 9, 2018

Consistently excellent. This is Lambertville's finest restaurant, hands down. I've dined here often and am always impressed. My out of town guests and business colleagues have come to love it also. This BYOB is devine.

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Don’t know how I missed out going to this little gem before now. Well it is very small and tucked away on a side street but it was a wonderful meal. The gnocchi were out of this world. A special for the evening was a simple shrimp over Tuscan beans dish. Simple but such a wonderful, flavorful dish. My husband enjoyed the salmon. As the chef said “just pick anything you won’t be disappointed”. I’ll be returning to see if he’s right. 😋

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5.0Dined on May 20, 2018

Excellent gem on quiet street in lambertville! Can’t wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

My wife and I first fined here several weeks ago and couldn’t wait to bring friends there to share the experience. This husband and wife team complement each other perfectly. We will be back many times despite the long drive to get there.

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5.0Dined on May 19, 2018

Absolutely Spectacular from appetizers through desserts for all four of us ( we all ordered different items). The fresh pea and wild mushrooms soups were delicious and the chicken the best anyone has ever had.

Very warm and inviting staff.

On top of that, it’s BYOB !

What else could you ask for!!

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

The restaurant was excellent. The food was amazing and the service was very friendly. My only complaint is that is took a little while to be seated. Everything else was fantastic. I would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Restaurant is small and cozy but did not feel crowded. The asparagus soup was very tasty and rack of lamb was divine, cooked just right. My husband loved the salmon. Service was fine and the staff were very friendly and knowledgeable about the chef's special dishes. We would definitely visit again and recommend to our friends.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Exceptional food. Gracious service. Great value too.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

One of our all time favorites. The gnocchi is world class as is the crab. Have never had a bad meal there and the husband/wife owners are fabulous. Just a great spot

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5.0Dined on May 11, 2018

The food is a cut above other fine dining spots in the area, especially the treatment of fish. Dennis Foy is a wonderful chef

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5.0Dined on May 3, 2018

A wonderful experience. Like visiting a friend who is a gourmet cook and eating in their kitchen. Definitely not fancy. Definitely worth it.

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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

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 on April 21, 2018

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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2.0Dined on April 14, 2018

My high expectations were not met. The salad was very small for the price and the dressing was just OK. The chicken for two was highly touted, but very overpriced and nothing special. Service was warm, but not attentive. Nice seating in the back garden.

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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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