La Foret

4.7
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$50 and over
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French
La Foret offers fine French dining in an old country setting. The historically significant building rests next to a quietly meandering stream in the verdant foothills of New Almaden. Picture windows surrounding the entire dining area allow you to fully enjoy the quietly beautiful surroundings during your meal. Specializing in fine French cuisine, La Foret has earned its place among the area's finest restaurants and in fact has been listed among the 50 best French restaurants in the United States.

La Foret ha an extensive wine list, which includes French and Napa Valley selections. It offers a tasting menu and brunch on Sundays.

This restaurant has private rooms for catering banquet-style private events. It also hosts weddings with capacity for up to 130 guests.
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4.6
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4.7
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4.6
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vipSJRegular
San Francisco
72 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this restaurant. Great menu well executed. Not a huge menu, but I always struggle to choose among the great options (boar & elk to shrimp and pasta). Nice drink and wine menu. Beautiful location. Very quiet (it has carpet!), so we could talk and hear each other the entire evening. Its a bit of a drive, but well worth it for a great dinner and relaxing time with friends.

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Harris
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food and service. Pricey though even by silicon valley standards... we did a 5 course prix fix menu / sampler -- was $150 each but really amazing. Excellent food, great service.

DH
DeeH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A big thank you to La Foret for the great birthday dinner we had Friday evening.

We were especially pleased with the excellent service, having a window table and
the warm atmosphere inside the restaurant.

DK
vipDianaK
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you to the staff and Jesse for FABULOUS service. The food was spectacular! Such a wonderful ambiance to enjoy extraordinary food!

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Turbomom
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this charming and romantic restaurant nestled along a creek at the base of the foothills. It's pricey, so we save for special occasions like birthdays and anniversary. The mushroom tortellini with garlic cream sauce were delicious. The tournedos of beef with brandy sauce were equally delicious. My husband enjoyed the tasting menu and everything was fantastic. Their sous chef is terrific. But the best part of the meal is the grand marnier souffle. Plate licking good!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing ambience and always great food & wine

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RibeyeLover
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Although somewhat expensive, EVERYTHING coming out of the kitchen is excellent. We come to La Foret for many special occasions.

JM
JilaneM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always. Thank you, Sami and all the great staff.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful brunch to celebrate friend’s birthday. Excellent service, excellent food.

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vipLoveFoodie
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came here for our anniversary. Our server was attentive. Food came out at a reasonable time. My rib eye was suppose to be medium well but came out medium rare. The dish as taken back and a new plate came out within minutes and perfect. We were also given an anniversary dessert pate which had four different desserts which was awesome.

Thank you for making our date night special. We will definitely be coming back and recommending this hidden gem to others!

RS
RichardS
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place, great service, great food. The wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening!

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IeatThereforeIm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

I am comparing this place to La Papillon which has better tasting food than La Foret. However, the service and ambience at La Foret is excellent. Worth visiting again.

MI
MICHAELA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service. Always a treat to dine here.

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vipKarigurl
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Our server, Eva, was wonderful and displayed grace and dignity when dealing with us! She was great!

As always, the food was wonderful. Loved the sauces!

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Diego
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Lovely little restaurant. Highly recommend for a special occasion.

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TimE
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best veal hands down. We order it every time we go.

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Pakrfan
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time visiting, we were seated promptly and our food was excellent. Portions on the small side for the value of money, we will visit again soon

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RuthV
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience3

My lamb chops were horrible, raw and chewy. We were seated right in the path of all of the servers running back and forth to the kitchen and bar. Felt very out of place and weren't even facing each other. It was Valentine's day and didn't feel romantic at all. It was very cold and drafty too. I was wearing a dress so I was not comfortable. No where to set my small clutch so I practically had to sit on it to prevent bad manners and put it on the table. Meh.

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vipnachop
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and ambiance was great. Everyone was friendly and attentive. Would go back again. Had the 6 tasting menu, that was nice especially the ravioli and first course shrimp. The carrots that came with the lamb (5th course) was heavenly!

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vipEddie
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Consistently is the hallmark of La Foret.

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SBlovers
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Foret is where to go for an impeccable meal and service. It's also great for special occasions, especially if some aren't into getting really dressed up. The suggested attire is "Business Casual". The location is well off the beaten path, much like its sister restaurant, Grand View. But what La Foret has over Grand View is the ambiance. La Foret has been around for a long time and exudes restrained elegance. Grand View is been remodeled and is a bit more "new make-over" glitzy. The restaurant is next to a creek and many windows over look the water. The food at La Foret is superb. I had the Tornedos of Beef, which is my absolute favorite. Though it's off the menu now, they were able to make the Tarragon Cognac reduction sauce that I love so much. The service is ALWAYS impeccable. There's plenty of parking in back. It's a bit of a drive but not nearly as challenging as the nerve-wracking mountain road to Grand View. I live less than 15 minutes to the Grand View and have enjoyed them very much! But nothing compares to La Foret.

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Bevo
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner. We enjoyed the smaller tasting menu and found each selection most tasty-enhanced by the light French sauces.
We got there early and the staff were most welcoming-especially Eric, our waiter.
A most memorable experience ❣️

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futurballa
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Location and service were outstanding and our proteins were cooked perfectly. My only small quibble is both my wife and I found our salads to be a overdressed.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Food was bad - very heavy sauces that drowned out the dishes, sides and appetizers were poorly cooked

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vipRichR
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a very enjoyable dinner. Our waiter was very attentive and accommodating. The food was superb. Nice atmosphere to relax and dine.

RS
RachaelS
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and even better service! Love the different options of game food.

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JulieO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Every dish was better than the last, and the ambience is beautiful. However, our server could have been more on top of things and known more about the menu.

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steves
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

La Foret is the special date night dinner reservation. Almost all the way to Morgan Hill, its well worth the drive. La Foret has a special talent for game meat; elk, bison, venison, etc. Always served to perfection.
The service is friendly but professional; look for their black ties!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2020
Overall2food1service4ambience3

The service and drinks were good. Food was bland, they had this super odd “amuse bouche”( not single bites but maybe that was what they were going for???) of grapes, shrimp cocktail, watermelon, and artichoke/mushrooms. By far the oddest combination ever. The entree we had was Veal, and Linguine with prawns and scallops. The veal tasted like beef stroganoff( covered in a lemon cream sauce), and the linguine had a taste of stir fry, not to mention the scallops were way over cooked and firm. The service was good and the food that wasn’t good was taken off the bill but the food was so below fine French standards we will not come back.

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MollyM
Salt Lake City
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience5

Unfortunately, we waited an hour and a half for our dinner after the salads and appetizers. 2 of the 6 main courses were good. While the salads were superb the scallops and lobster ravioli were tasteless. The fruits de mar had way to much pasta. Finally, don't order the souffle. For a French restaurant they were an embarrassment...

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We brought friends to La Foret who had never been. We had a delightful experience. Everything was perfect.

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vipJFinSJ
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for celebration. Learned that they actually have a garden that they source some of the food. Really nice touch.

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and wonderful service! Can be a bit loud, hard to chat for a date, but we ended up having a wonderful time anyway!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
25 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service as we never felt rushed while enjoying all of the delicious food. The Bloody Marys were made to perfection.

We would like to thank the entire staff for the lovely afternoon brunch. It was a fantastic way to spend two hours.

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Foody
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is enchanting from the beginning to end. Sam the GM is delightful and welcomes you into his wonderland as if he is welcoming you into his home!
Jessie our server is AMAZING and SO wonderful. A server can make or brake an evening out in an instant. But not our Jessie, She hit it out of the ball park!!!!! WOW Jessie you ROCK!!!!!! Thank You beyond THANK YOU!!! xoxxoxooxoxoxoxo

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MichaelF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Foret is an exquisite dining experience in an idyllic setting.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Made notes for wedding anniversary when making a reservation. But nobody came to greet us. There is literally no smile during all nights. No desserts for surprise.
Food was good. service was just Ok.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Megan was incredible. Lovely drinks and caviar. Would return!

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vipThelmaF
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

New Year’s Eve. Everything was fabulous except it took too long for the food to come I know they were busy with such a big holiday. we started at 9 o’clock and then get her last course till close to 1 AM.

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