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The French Laundry

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6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1301 (Creek Street)
+1 707-944-2380
17:30 - 21:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 13:00
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33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We have travelled extensively throughout the United States and by far the best restaurant experience I had was at the French Laundry...There was four of us and we had the private dining room on the second floor and ordered the Chef's Dining Experience...The food was beyond reproach...Every dish was perfectly executed and paired with an outstanding wine...Although pricey I cannot... More 

Thank Anita L
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28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

While this was an amazing experience, The price is too high. The food was good. Parts were amazing and delicious and some parts were average. The staff was extremely welcoming and friendly and the evening was lovely overall. You visit a place like this for the experience not solely for the food.

Thank Farrah N
Los Angeles
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37 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We heard about this restaurant from watching too much cooking TV program, Chopped. A restaurant with 3 Michelin Stars - it's unheard of. It starts with how difficult it is to get reservation at this restaurant, depending upon where you live and when you want to dine. I started with making phone calls and soon later I realized the impossibility... More 

Thank lexter266
Santa Clarita, California
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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is amazing... if you are a foodie you will LOVE it.. Prices are high but worth it. Service is perfect, food the very best ever and wines are great. If you can afford to go, you must!!!!! Thomas Keller is amazing and even if he is there or not, you will really have a great experience.

Thank LoveAll2017
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33 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017 via mobile

We were there in August celebrating our anniversary as well as the anniversary of the other couple we were with. An incredible experience from start to finish. We found the staff to be extremely friendly and accommodating. You were allowed to switch from the vegetarian menu to the regular menu for each course if so desired. There were a couple... More 

Thank Danddgar
San Francisco, California
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58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

I am nothing more than a collection of experiences and memories of those experiences, and The French Laundry will be one of my most prized. It seems to me that some of my other high end meals left me feeling like a witness to the expectations of royalty, not a bad feeling. The French Laundry was different. The meal was... More 

Thank jonuday
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

We were disappointed. Party of six in November. It was nice but not exceptional. In my opinion it is the fable of the Emperor with wearing nothing. Overpriced for what you get. Mediocre service ( we did not feel welcomed) and food that is not memorable. Sorry, I will not recommend. It should not have been in my bucket list.... More 

Thank Rei S
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72 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

After our visit in 2014, I was so excited to go back and bring 2 friends who had never been. This visit could not have been more different than the first. Amex secured us a 9pm reservation (a good way to get a reservation). We arrived and the small reception area was packed. I was barely acknowledged. Several people had... More 

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Monte-Carlo, Monaco
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464 reviews
293 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 134 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

There is no need to tell you that the food is good because it is outstanding, so is the service, the decor and the prices, Reserve weeks ahead, its worth to dine here. One of the best restaurants I ever ate. Full of surprises . This is a gourmet temple, foodies only please.

Thank Thomas K
San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

Thomas Kellers special gem in Napa is easily a favorite with creative preparation of virtually every dish, side dish & desert. The savory Wagyu beef; Peking duck; Foie Gras; to the simple pleasure of lightly salted butter on your warm freshly baked rolls & the tongue-tantalizing deserts will leave you breathless..... Portion size? Very French-Ma petit chou😄

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$50 - US$240
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1301
    (Creek Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Yountville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-944-2380

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?