Fare: New American
Food Quality: Excellent,- Well-excuted, artfully presented using fresh, locally sourced farm-table ingredients
Service: Professional, attentive, welcoming
Ambiance/Decor: Attractive, upscale, contemporary with an open kitchen and adjoining dining room.
Overall Rating: 3 Stars
Note: Four star Rating System from 1/2 Stars= Poor to Four stars = Best in Class
Noise Level: Moderate - High (when seated next to a table of six or more)
Recommended For: Diners who enjoy excellent eclectic new American fusion food in a casual, yet elegant setting.
Not Recommended For: Budget conscious diners who prefer casual comfort food, a family style setting, and less amenities.
Recommended dishes: When available, Roasted Rack of Lamb w/Mediterranean Spices, Pomme Puree; The Faro Island Salmon w/ Cream Spinach, Nutmeg; and The Dry Aged Sirloin w/ Fingerling Pomme Puree, Roasted Vegetables
d'floret Restaurant is one of Dennis Foy's latest fine dining restaurants and one of the top restaurants in Lambertville.
Acclaimed Chef Dennis Foy has had his last five restaurants (all of them highly regarded fine dining restaurants) close in four years or less; Dennis Foy - Lawrenceville, Dennis Foy - New York, Bay Point Prim - Point Pleasant, Dennis Foy's - Point Pleasant, and EQ - New York.
Chef Foy is one of the top chefs in NJ having received his start in culinary training at the Tarragon Tree with his brother John, followed by a series of stints over the years in great American restaurants, such as the "21" Club, "La Cote Basque", under Jean Jacques Rachou, and with Jean Blanchet of "Le Francais" in Wheeling, Illinois. Foy estages include Michelin Three Star Chef Michel Guerard of "Les Prés d'Eugénie", "les Freres Troisgros" of Roanne, and "L'Espérance" Marc Meneau restaurant in St Pere, Veseley, France.
d'floret is set in a small twenty-eight-seat, eight-table venue with the interior decor designed by Foy's wife and partner Estella Quinones who with grace and charm, oversees the operation of the restaurant and the wait staff.
The interior has a contemporary vibe with an open kitchen and adjoining dining room. The dining area features a floor-to-ceiling black walnut Nakashima panel, tables set with white linen, and modern classic chairs.
The tables are spaced close together. It is not unusual for strangers at adjacent tables to strike up a conversation.
Chef Foy is also an accomplished artist and very much like his previous restaurants, Foy's paintings adorn the walls.
Chef Foy is adept at presenting a creative, seasonal menu with a limited selection of well-prepared contemporary American dishes using local organic farm ingredients and day boat fish.
His dishes demonstrate his commitment to local farm-to-table fresh ingredients sourced from Western NJ and Eastern PA farms.
There is also outdoor dining during the warmer months on a 50-seat outdoor patio.
d'floret Restaurant is open for dinner three nights/week from Thursday through Saturday
Not recommended for kids or large groups.
Accepts Cash or Check only!
(updated: February 2024)
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