d'floret restaurant

4.6
353 reviews
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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.
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New York Area
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best meal I have had in NJ in a long time. I can't believe this place has been there for six years and we hadn't tried it until last week-end. Bread, crepes, deserts and the langoustine in a crust were amazing. I definite "don't miss" place.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was the best meal I’ve ever had! I’m definitely going back again and again.

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GS
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food. Best part of it is that it is organic and locally grown.

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BH
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was exceptional. Tables nicely separated. Service was attentive. A small bistro sized facility. A restaurant worth multiple visits.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Lovely experience
One concern is that food came out very quickly

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R
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

If not for the long drive to get there, we’d dine at D’floret or Cafe Loret more often. Although we tend to gravitate to menu selections that have become our favorites, this past visit showed that the heeding the advice of the hostess is a great idea. While the crab appetizer is tops, the recommended tortellini and mushroom crepe appetizers were great selections. My wife can’t stray from the scallop main course. For me it’s almost always the rack of lamb, both the best we’ve ever had. We will probably go to Cafe Loret next time. What a pleasure having two great restaurants to choose from.

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LT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a wonderful little restaurant, perhaps the best in the area. A short walk from the center of Lambertville, it’s well worth finding.

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BW
Philadelphia
95 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

New choice in Lambertville. Nice menu and very nice desserts. Attentive service. It is quit small 28 seats so can be noisy. It is BYOB. It only takes cash or check which is unusual in this day and age. We will visit again.

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MH
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Utterly charming...service was wonderful, food was delicious, and ambience was delightful.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this restaurant. The service is excellent. The food is delicious. We’ve been here many times. Very consistent.

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V
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Four of us enjoyed a fabulous meal last night at d'floret. Lovely little spot in Lambertville, NJ. We have always enjoyed Dennis Foy's restaurants but this one is at the top of our list. We were greeted by Estella who took care of us all evening. She lovingly speaks of the dishes and made fabulous recommendations. Sauteed crab tian to start, Gateau de lagoustines and Profiteroles all made to perfection. I will be dreaming about this meal for a long time.

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k
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Chef Foy and his wife, Estella, are a great team. Estella’s warm, friendly greeting set a welcoming tone for a delightful dining experience. Our evening started off with creamed mushroom soup; perhaps the best we’ve ever experienced. My husband enjoyed one of the evening’s specials: a very generous portion of superbly prepared ahi tuna impeccably garnished with a medley of vegetables. My seared day boat scallops with warm Tuscan bean salad, fennel and garlic rosemary was a perfect marriage. No meal is complete without dessert. The warm apple pie with walnuts and vanilla ice cream was a great finale’.

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R
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a hidden gem of a restaurant. Truly fine cuisine, by a skilled French trained chef. We highly recommend that if you are in the area, you not miss the opportunity to dine here.

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BK
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

AMAZING food and beyond wonderful owners. Highly recommend! Hidden Gem! 10/10

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely love this place it’s spectacular on all levels

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OT
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Small restaurant, so very crowded which also added to the noise level. Food was very good. Hubby had tuna, which wasn’t the best tuna steak he has had. A lot of fat in it. Appetizers and dessert were fabulous.

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OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience and evening.

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L
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 2

D'floret is not a pretty restaurant, but it is small and intimate. The hostess is gracious and kind. The first sign of trouble was that the olive oil sitting at our table was rancid. I did not have the heart to bring this up before our meal even began, so we just avoided using it. Too bad, because the bread was good. Believe me, I know my olive oil and I certainly know when it is rancid.

We had a few very delicious dishes. The crab cakes and the gnocchi were great, and the haricot verts were also very good. The lettuce salad, which was supposed to have chopped herbs, had no herbs that we could detect and was no more than mixed greens from a bag. We really disliked the mushroom crepe, which had a strange flavor. Overall, there was too much cream and not enough fresh vegetables. So, I would say that the food was uneven. We had apple pie for dessert, and while the flavor was good, the bottom crust was soft and soggy. I say, with all humility, that my own apple pie is better by a mile, and I am not a professional cook.

I would recommend d'floret to a friend, but only with strict instructions about what to get and what to avoid.

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RL
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

GREAT dinner the specials were amazing. This is one of our favorite restaurant and the owners are so nice. It is cute little bistro.

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MP
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

This was a really interesting dining experience. Very small restaurant, only 24 seats the night that we went, and there is the open kitchen. The interior has a huge light fixture and some interesting art, I'd say it was cozy and comfortable. My vantage point from my table was directly at the fridge, so it could have been better, but overall a pretty cool ambiance. The food was OK, solidly good but nothing special and some dishes were a bit on the bland side (especially my small side of very overcooked vegetables) , but I think for the price it was not worth it. It is also billed as a french restaurant, I would consider it New American as nothing on the menu stood out to me as french (Tortellini, Crab cake, Sirloin Steak) there weren't many sauces, cheese or creams used and the seasonings were fairly standard. If you have some extra $ to blow and want to check it out it is worth a night out, otherwise pick somewhere else in Lambertville.

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B
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Review is based on a PP cost of $75 including tip. No drinks and only 1 dessert shared between 2 people.
I would say try it once for the food and you decide.
Overall food was very good not great. We shared the pasta bolognese for an appetizer. This was made with fresh made pasta (which was just okay). This was good but there was too much sauce and not enough pasta. I felt it should have been the opposite. We had the Lamb chops and Tuna for entrees. Both very good no complaints. Quality of the food was very good but the preparation was simple. Something an average cook can do at home. Again I come back to the price point because at the price it should be special, something you wouldnt do at home.
Atmosphere. There is non unless you enjoying eating in someones kitchen. My biggest complaint here is our reservation was 8pm which was the last seating and after all guest appeared to be fed and while we were eating desert the kitchen took the opportunity to start cleaning up. This created a lot of smoke, noise and smell. I left with a bad smell in my nose, This was totally uncalled for at this price point.
Service was good. Not rushed or not too slow. They pretty much allow for 2 hours a seating which is perfect.

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GM
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A Valentine’s Day to perfection! Food was impeccable. Service the same. Quite possibly the best Valentine’s Day dinner of all time.

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R
New York Area
67 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We have dined here a number of times, and also at Cafe Loret in Red Bank. At first, we were reluctant to dine at one vs the other knowing that Chef Foy can't be in two places at once, but he's done a masterful job assuring that you needn't be concerned in that regard. The scallops are so amazing that it's difficult to make another selection, but the same can be said about the rack of lamb and steak (and probably every other dish, though I can't speak from first hand experience). We rarely stray from the crab appetizer, also a standout, but I tried the mushroom crepe with shaved truffles this time and am glad that I did. Delicious. For dessert, the Chocolate Royale is stellar; among the best desserts that I've ever had. The chef's wife is a most gracious and well-informed hostess and so proud of her husband's talent.

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LG
New York Area
24 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Why did it take me so long to go to this small slice of heaven in Lambertville. Delicious French food in a cozy romantic dining room next to the open kitchen. Add warm, knowledgeable service and you have a charming and memorable night out. It’s BYOB so it’s also a great value.

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B
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is an unassuming little place, a block off the main road through Lambertville. Very few tables, barely separated from a small kitchen, but ... DAMN do they know what they’re doing. Mushroom soup, tortellini, gnocchi, scallops, all perfect. Highly recommended.

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b
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food .Very rare nowadays to find food that is fresh and prepared with perfect attention to detail these people have found the secret. my scallops were the best I have ever eaten and my wife's salmon was amazing. We will be visiting this restaurant many times in the future.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful host and amazing food.

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JJ
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was extraordinary, service was attentive and we enjoyed the evening.

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LC
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A quiet small restaurant with excellent food. We were there New Years eve and the menu was not restricted.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow!

A table at d’Floret on a Saturday night. Life is good!

A meal created by an incredibly talented chef surrounded by walls covered his outstanding works of art, and hosted by the most friendly and professional matre ‘d.

The gnocchi were the freshest, most tender I’ve ever eaten. The crab Tian is exactly that - crab. And, the tortellini in truffle cream sauce was divine. Follow those starters with succulent lamb chops prepared rare - tender beyond compare.

Dessert - Tahitian vanilla creme brûlée, or crisp apple pie with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Or, any other dessert choice would satisfy your sweet tooth, and perfectly complete your fantastic dining experience.

‘Nough said...

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Y
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! Such amazing food. Small, quiet, intimate, lovely.

Can’t wait to try the new place in Red Bank!

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PG
New York Area
107 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was excellent. Service was outstanding. Owner was very accommodating. BYOB. Restaurant is very small so you need reservations.

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IS
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

A go to favorite it rarely disappoints. There was a recent change to the chicken main dish and I prefer the older recipe but it's important for restaurants to change up their offerings. The green bean salad was one of the best I have ever had.

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DB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
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
13 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 24, 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
165 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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OT
Philadelphia
19 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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