d'floret restaurant

4.7
334 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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MP
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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 16, 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
63 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 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful host and amazing food.

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JJ
New York Area
31 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
1 review
Dined on December 30, 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 28, 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
104 reviews
Dined on December 22, 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
18 reviews
Dined on December 16, 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
7 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 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
158 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
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
64 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
16 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
6 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
140 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
45 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
7 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
London
27 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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D
Charleston
6 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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