La Foret

4.7
843 Reviews
$50 and over
French
La Foret offers fine French dining in an old country setting. We are proudly now offering outdoor dining!!!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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Sun 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Wed - Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

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India
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff and very welcoming.

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vipfood4thot
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Nice place for special occasion dining. Service could have been better.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding dining experience.

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Ctkm7
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely restaurant. Delicious food. Perfect for a special occasion or a relaxing night out. Our waiter Christian was professional and personable. Such a delightful evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Fôret is our favorite restaurant, a place we save for celebrating special occasions, and it never disappoints. From the excellent wine selections to the incomparable sauces, this destination restaurant is a hidden gem.

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PETERL
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience5

While the salmon entree was extraordinarily grand, the vegetables served with it were not able to be cut.
My prawns and scallops were delightful.
Thank you all for another remarkable evening.
And thanks for comping the souffle ...
Best regards to everyone and we wish you all the most joyous holiday season!
June and Peter

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DianneL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved spending our 56th wedding anniversary at La Foret. It is always where we go for celebrations. Never have spent a less than perfect evening there!

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RickC
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank god for LeForet. I think there is a real scarcity for fine dining establishments in our area. This place has ambiance in heaps. The noise level is controlled.
I ordered the bone-in ribeye. Wow one of the best I have ever had! Tender, flavorful, and cooked to perfection. Covered in a great sauce.
My wife ordered the the boar. It was sweet and tender.

If you want to impress a date or want a special anniversary outing, LeForet is a great choice.

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Momx3
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another lovely dinner at La Foret. Soup, salad, entree, dessert all fabulous. I'm a bit picky when it comes to how a steak is cooked (I always order medium well) and this one was absolutely perfect. Our waiter, Christian, was one of the nicest, most polite, and detail oriented server we have ever had.

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SusieF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place to celebrate our daughter's birthday! Food was amazing and service was spot on.

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HappyPJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Foret remains one of the best locations in the valley to have a intimate dining experience.

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PennyN
Tahoe
4 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I’ve been coming to La Foret for many years, and this has always been the place to come for a special dining experience.
We were so disappointed in the food this time!
Two of us ordered the tournedos of beef, one of us; the rib eye. Both selections were poor cuts of meat, cooked well but with gristle and so so sauces. These are normally prime beef choices. The vegetables were so so, mine overcooked - left most of it on my plate. Spinach salad with beets and goat cheese was excellent, as was the mushroom soup. The Grand Marnie soufflé was wonderful. Our waitress was a delight, and as always the ambiance was very nice.
However, for the price of our meal…the food was NOT up to par. Not sure if this is reflection of the pandemic - issues facing a number of our local restaurants… but again, for a meal over 300.00 for three without drinks!…. La Foret needs to step up their game.

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Finedining
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and excellent service. A beautiful setting on the creek for outdoor dining.

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Debbie
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an exceptionally nice dinner. A bit pricey, but worth it. Food was good. Paired it with wine. Not sure I will do the pairing next time, but overall, we really enjoyed our dinning experience and we will definitely come again!

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408Gotee
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our always Go To spot for Romance, Celebrations and any heartfelt occasions

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CharlesH
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food and service in a very pleasant relaxed natural setting.

La Foret
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. We are thrilled you enjoyed the peace and tranquility of our creekside dining. On behalf of all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. If we can personally assist you with a future reservation it would be our pleasure to serve you and your guests with another dining experience.

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vipPenoG
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing, beautiful ambiance and Allan our waiter was terrific with food and wine pairing and wonderful stories

La Foret
Responded on November 5, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. On behalf of all Allan and all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. If we can personally assist you with a future reservation it would be our pleasure to serve you and your guests with another dining experience.

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JovanyG
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great place for a special occasion, great service…food was great.

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Kimmy
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We celebrated our 25th Anniversary and we were greeted by hostess who wished us a Happy Anniversary (I had mentioned on reservation) and we were given a tasty creme rule as well. We were seated next to a window with nice views. Unfortunately there was another guest seated directly behind us who was unusually loud, therefore the noise rating. Nothing to do with management, just unfortunate. Overall, excellent service and food as well as clean! We will return!

La Foret
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you for your positive review and for choosing La Foret to celebrate your special occasion. On behalf of all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. If we can personally assist you with a future reservation (and a very private quiet table) it would be our pleasure to serve you and your guests with another dining experience. Happy Anniversary!

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cindyr
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

La Foret is always a favorite. 3 of us sat outside last night and it is such a beautiful setting. We could hear the creek burbling beside us and enjoyed the trees and calming atmosphere. Very quiet. The service was perfect perfect perfect. The food always good had a little 'miss' on the veggies (cauliflower and kale -warm but very crunchy). Mains, salads, dessert... all very good.

La Foret
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. On behalf of all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. We are so happy your enjoyed the tranquil creekside dining our guests are loving this new outdoor option! If we can personally assist you with a future reservation it would be our pleasure to serve you and your guests with another dining experience.

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drgerm
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience all around. We were there during a power failure, but they still managed to provide fantastic food. If anything, it was probably nicer than normal, with only a few battery lights placed around the dining area. Staff was great too - attentive, knowledgeable, and just the right amount of conversation.

La Foret
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. On behalf of all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. There is nothing like loosing power to provide the ultimate in romantic atmosphere! Thankfully, we we still able to serve you and we are so happy you enjoyed everything so much. we can personally assist you with a future reservation it would be our pleasure to serve you and your guests with another dining experience.

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vipGFOOD
San Francisco
243 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Foret is a wonderful restaurant! The place is beautiful with spaced out tables. The food is superb! It was the best ahi tuna and scallops appetizers we ever had. The butter lettuce salas was very good, but way overpriced! Salmon and lamb entree were terrific! Definitely want to go back to La Foret!

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bwdotts
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time to La Foret; it was amazing. This is now our favorite special occasion restaurant. The food was amazing and the service was terrific.

La Foret
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you for your positive review and for choosing La Foret to celebrate your special occasion. On behalf of all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. If we can personally assist you with a future reservation it would be our pleasure to serve you and your guests with another dining experience.

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RayY
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Allen is the best server ever.
Made our experience so special.

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Christ
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent menu of great meats and some fish. As with all French foods the sauce on the plates was excellent. The server Alan was excellent with menu advice.

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vipNickM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

La Foret was excellent. The service, food, ambience were all great.

We ordered the scallops, beef tartare, and tortellini for our appetizers. All were fantastic.

For our entree we ordered the Tournedos of Beef and the Bison Ribeye. Neither disspointed!

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lawmom
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food in a spectacularly beautiful creek side setting

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NelsonS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was a great dining experience. service was outstanding

La Foret
Responded on October 30, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. On behalf of all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. If we can personally assist you with a future reservation it would be our pleasure to serve you and your guests with another dining experience.

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vipMarieZ
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about this restaurant is superb. Service was attentive, food excellent, ambiance lovely.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first time! Will be returning!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful ambiance. Excellent outdoor eating area

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KellyN
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Would go again. Lovely evening celebrating. Impeccable service and fantastic food.

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CharlieH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food. Excellent presentation. The only thing is the food was a little heavy for my pallet. My wife and I always have wanted to go there because we run at Quick Silver Park across the street. The smoked salmon was to die for and the elk was killer. Very romantic so take your wife or girlfriend there for a special occasion. We just went on a whim. Also service is top notch.

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vipLosGatosGuy
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful meal last night! The appetizer (shared tortellini) and salads (Francaise and Romain) were excellent. The entrees (beef tornadoes and rack of lamb) were some of the best we have ever had. Great service, location and atmosphere.

La Foret
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. On behalf of all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed the entire experience. If we can personally assist you with a future reservation it would be our pleasure to assist you with a future visit with us.

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DavidK
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fine except the room I was in had slightly flickering overhead lights. Also the lighting at the table made it difficult to read the wine list.

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Svru
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great food & service. We feel very special when eating there. Excellent French style food, especially love their sauces

La Foret
Responded on October 20, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. On behalf of all of us at La Foret, we appreciate it very much. If we can personally assist you with a future reservation it would be our pleasure to assist you with a future visit with us.

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vipThelmaF
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We like the entree but why in the world do you serve kale, Brussels spouts cauliflower. The only three vegetables we can’t stand. Maybe you could offer asparagus, or green beans.

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HughS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food, ambience, and selection were excellent. A quiet Sunday brunch, we chose an inside table with a view over the stream.

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KateD
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time at La Foret. It was a real pleasure to dine in this beautiful restaurant. Food was very good, service both good and friendly, ambiance warm and inviting. Loved the creekside setting too. We felt catered to the entire time. We will be back.

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vipDindi
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience4

Pretty place but the food gives no emotions.
Appetizer quail arrived completely alone on the plate: not even a tiny bit of garnish.
Quite disappointing.
Pricey for the food they serve
Beautiful view onto the forest, but not a place for foodies

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La Foret is rated 4.7 stars by 843 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.