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All 21 Yountville Restaurants

The French Laundry

6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
707 944-2380
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Ranked #2 of 21 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $50 - $240
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Creek Street
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English first
San Francisco, California, United States
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

My people have already written about how wonderful this restaurant is and it is all true. It is a culinary experience and that is the way you have to think about when you dine here. Each course is picture pefect and blows your tastebuds away. The service was very good and not overly stuffy which I heard it could be.... More

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
172 reviews 172 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014 NEW

What can I say that will do justice to this amazing, once in a lifetime, very lucky to have experience? The food was sublime, the dining experience and service as top notch as it gets, but what was a quite pleasant surprise was how friendly and down to earth all of the servers and hosts were. Highlights for us were... More

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Miami, Florida
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014 NEW

A true dining experience all around. Definitely in my top 3 along with Taillevent and Le Bernadin. Each dish in every course is perfectly balanced and executed. Come hungry though as it was nearly impossible to enjoy the final cheese and dessert courses. Can't think of a better way to end our week in Napa!!

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Athens, Georgia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

I'm not going to say anything you don't already know about TFL. I went there for a joint 10-year anniversary dinner with my wife and another couple. We failed to secure a reservation initially but got on a wait list and were called Saturday night asking if we were available for Sunday night dinner. Sorry to all those complaining about... More

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Boca Raton, Florida
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014 NEW

As Oscar Wilde said, " I am easy to satisfy. Only give me this very best" The food was great, the wine was fine and service spectacular. My only complaint is on the tasting menu wine is not included with every dish. Must eat the Pearls and Caviar

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Warren, Michigan, USA
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71 reviews 71 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

had the pleasure of being able to get a 2 month in advance dinner reservation for 2. expected to pay a big bill and did but man was this a great meal 9 course tasting menu and girlfriend did the veg tasting so we both had the pleasure of 18 courses. so please come hungry you won't leave that way... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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57 reviews 57 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014 via mobile

Thomas Keller is amazing, our meal was meticulously prepared, impeccable execution. We recently dinned at French laundry for our anniversary. The oysters and pearls, macaroni and cheese with black winter truffle were delicious. The snake river farms beef sirloin was the most tender and flavorful I've ever had. Oscar was amazing with his suggestions for our wine paring. I definitely... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We managed to get a reservation through the concierge desk at the Sonoma Fairmont. Everyone I had talked to told me that this was an over the top dining experience and that the cost was crazy. We had a 5:30 reservation and I chose to bring a bottle of 1998 Penfold's Grange for them to pour. They charge $150 for... More

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Yountville, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

We will re-live our evening at The French Laundry again and again. I don't know how they do it, but they have achieved an overall experience that is unforgettable. It's a combination of the flavors , the staff, the ambience, the welcoming attitude, the pacing, the lighting, the absolute lack of arrogance, but total professionalism that make it worth every... More

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Every dish was better than the last, and they were all impeccable. The service is top notch and adapts to the disposition of the table. It's a long meal, so unless you're a night owl recommend the earlier seating. Stay for a drink in the garden after dinner, great space back there.

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