d'floret restaurant

4.5
307 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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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Cross street
Ferry St.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
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Baltimore
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

They were running late and we didn’t get seated until 45 minutes after our reservation time. That said, the hostess/owner was very nice and apologetic. The food was absolutely first rate across the board. You should just call ahead to be sure they’re ready for you.

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R
New York Area
61 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have now been to D’floret 3 times mad Cafe Loret once and have never been disappointed. The food is consistently outstanding. Chef Foy’s wife is very gracious and remembered our previous orders, going so far as to change my wife’s vegetable accompaniment to match her previous meals. I’ve tried a different dish each time, despite my desire to order the perfect rack of lamb on each visit. The langoustine dish did not disappoint. We’ll be back. My wife and I enjoy trying different restaurants, but we haven’t been able to follow that concept whenever Lambertville is our destination.

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M
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Incredible food at reasonable prices. BYOB makes it even better.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of my absolute favorite restaurants. The food is always great and so is the service. Very intimate and low key setting.

I cant want to go back again

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O
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 2

This is s cute little restaurant and we enjoyed our meals. The menu is very limited, there may not be an entree for all. This is not an inexpensive place, we paid more for appetizers than entrees at similar places. It's cash only, and BYOB.

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OT
Philadelphia
130 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ALWAYS EXCELLENT! very tight seating so be prepared! but also be prepared for a "special" dinner!
i hesitated getting an appetizer this time bc i was not that hungry but when i heard they had their wonderful squash soup, i changed my mind! and boy what a bowlful...so u CAN share that! i have had almost everything on their menu but i decided to try the lamb chops (even though i am not really a lamb chop lover) and it was divine is all i can say! don't forget ......no credit cards! maybe some day!!!

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JL
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always excellent! The staff is friendly, warm, engaging, welcoming! You'll be a happy person in a room full of happy people!

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f
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

The food was presented nicely with good portions. Small dining room good for date night or small groups.

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JG
New England
5 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area. Small, so book in advance. Accepts only cash or check.

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PV
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Special meal, delicious lamb and halibut, even the creme brûlée was a delight! Will return.

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f
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good find! Amazing that it has been there so long and never dined there before. Service atmosphere and food all very good Who could ask for anything more. Will return

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D
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A delicious meal, lamb and sirloin for us! Cooked to perfection.

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NH
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

I will first say that I never write reviews. I chose to write this review based on an occurrence I experienced with the owner of this restaurant dining at a nearby restaurant. She was not happy with her food and demanded to see management and explained that she owned a restaurant in Lambertville and her husband, who was with her, was a chef and the food wasn’t up to his par. Since I was sitting at a nearby table, I listened as she told the manager who she was and what restaurant she owned. Based on her pomp and arrogance I concluded that her restaurant must be superior to other restaurants so I decided to give it a try and It took my wife for a surprise birthday dinner.

We were one of two tables in the restaurant. There were two servers and the other table was dining as we placed our order. We ordered three courses. First the gnocchi which was not sautéed and served with a basic generic cream sauce. Second course salad was good and fresh. For our entrees my wife ordered scallops which were good, I ordered a $55 dry aged sirloin med rare. It was served well done. It was the only ticket the kitchen was preparing and the server, who clearly knew how overdone it was, did offer to redo it but that would have taken an additional 20 minutes and I wanted to eat with my wife. I was very gracious and tipped very well.

Note to owner: don’t act like an arrogant baffoon in someone else’s restaurant when you can’t execute something as simple as a meat temperature in your own establishment.

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CM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful early dinner with friends on a holiday weekend - tiny and quaint byob french restaurant. The mushroom soup was superb. Definitely will be back!

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F
Orlando
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 2

Bills itself as a French restaurant. The food was fair and very overpriced for the quality. I had high expectations and was disappointed. The menu was varied but nothing was unusual or very special. Not really sure what is French about mushroom soup, veal Ragu, steak or rack of lamb. The preparation was not in any French style. Even the bread was just OK. The presentation was... well really absent. I wouldn’t go back - ever.

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s
New York Area
37 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

A mixed green salad with walnuts that were scarce and a nondescript vinaigrette proved to be very ordinary. Mushroom soup was exceptional with mushrooms at the bottom of the soup plate. An entrée of gnocci was rich, buttery, melt in your mouth umami. Veal bolognese was also rich with plentiful meat in the sauce. Creme Brûlée dessert with vanilla bean was a great ending. Two attempts to make reservations by phone was futile. I left messages but never received a call back. So, the best way to get a table in this restaurant is via Open Table.

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BF
Philadelphia
142 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The mushroom soup was superb, as were the lamb and veal bolognese. Great place for excellent cooking and intimate conversation.

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j
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Estella was a delightful hostess who was both gracious and informative. The kitchen was demonstrably accomplished and delighted with each dish. Wait staff was attentive and responsive. The compact space was managed to feel airy and cozy at the same time. My dinner companion and I found the room commodious for relaxed conversation. I can’t wait to return.

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g
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was dining alone and the service was impeccable. The cucumber salad with green beans and tomatoes was to die for. Only one more week for the cucumber salad I was told. The entree with shrimp broiled with a peach and tomato chutney, also delectable. And the Strawberry Shortcake was light, refreshing and not over the top. A great experience and I cannot wait to go back again.

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AC
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

d'Floret restaurant is consistently excellent. Dennis Foy uses the freshest ingredients and prepares them with a mastery evident only in a mature chef. His flavor combinations are unparalleled.

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m
New York Area
31 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Lovely spot. First rate food using excellent ingredients. Expensive for the area but worth it.

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PG
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A cozy spot that is our “go to” when we want to go out and have not planned.

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L
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2018
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 5

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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Z
New York Area
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

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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SN
Naples
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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LB
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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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K
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on July 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

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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LB
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

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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PG
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food was excellent - hosts were very nice.

Service and atmosphere also very good.

We will be back soon.

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FK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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PB
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on July 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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s
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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p
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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MI
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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G
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

As always food is delicious.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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s
New England
16 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

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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