d'floret restaurant

4.7
319 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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Ferry St.
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Farm to Table, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch
What 319 People Are Saying
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DB
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A lovely, small, chef-owned and operated bistro. Food is excellent, and, unlike so many restaurants, the room is conducive to quiet, civilized conversation. That’s a find!

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r
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food was terrific service was good small place very intimate would suggest bigger place more food selections .

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TG
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our meals, both the Salman and Tuna were excellent and well prepared. We thoroughly enjoyed our evening and greatly appreciated the wonderful service. We will definitely return for another fabulous meal.

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AC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were really surprised at just how great d'floret is. Every single dish that came out was delicious. We had their crab tian, haricot vert warm salad, and the special house-made tortellini for appetizers. For mains, we had the lobster pot pie, lamb, bolognese, and salmon. Everything was cooked perfectly. The restaurant only has nine tables, and it is clear that every dish that comes out is fresh and carefully crafted.
The owner was also amazing. We were visiting New Hope and had walked over for dinner. While eating, it starting to downpour. She called a cab for us and let us wait in the dining room, after everyone had left, until our cab finally arrived!

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BF
Philadelphia
148 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Fun night to celebrate a birthday. Goat cheese tart continues to shine, as do the lamb chops and veal bolognese. Save room for dessert, too. Small, intimate place, not packed on this night, which was a plus at least for us.

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j
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

Although the meals were quite delicious, the choices were limited having been unchanged for years, and the prices quite exorbitant! The service was rather poor even though the restaurant has only a few tables to accommodate.

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y
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual every thing was excellent !

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DN
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best restaurant in the area. In both times we've been, food, service and overall experience have been 5-star.

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T
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was excellent - flavorful, great presentation and the staff is very friendly.

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RB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have been to d'floret several times and have loved it every single time. Great food, great service, love it.

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PM
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
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 on October 20, 2018
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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OT
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Anniversary

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M
New York Area
21 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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WF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I celebrated my wife's birthday here, and d'floret is an absolute gem! Outstanding food - some of the very best we've had in the area (Bucks, Hunterdon, Mercer Counties) - rivaling the cuisine at the Peacock Inn from a few years ago. I had the hericot vert salad and gateau of langoustine (like a deconstructed lobster pot pie), and both were to die for! Very intimate atmosphere with maybe 12 tables, and we had the opportunity to chat with Chef Foy. We even had a couple celebrities sitting behind us!

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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
133 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
43 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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OT
Philadelphia
26 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
148 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
35 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
6 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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