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The French Laundry

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6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599 (Creek Street)
707 944-2380
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 622
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  • 119
    Very good
  • 81
    Average
  • 41
    Poor
  • 33
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Came here right after Epicure in Paris - Food was best ever eaten

Two couples, we decided to make the trek up from San Francisco and have a weekend around a coveted FL reservation. The good: the atmosphere was very upscale foodie, a bit romantic, and over-all very pleasant. Several of the courses were among the best tasting combinations of flavors and... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 31, 2015
billh85
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Scottsdale, Arizona
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Scottsdale, Arizona
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100 reviews 100 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 NEW

Two couples, we decided to make the trek up from San Francisco and have a weekend around a coveted FL reservation. The good: the atmosphere was very upscale foodie, a bit romantic, and over-all very pleasant. Several of the courses were among the best tasting combinations of flavors and textures that I have ever experienced. The food really was tremendous.... More 

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Miami Beach, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I dont mind spending money, and I mean lots of it! But this place is so over reted, you might as well get to a great vinyard and buy their top rated wine, and a lot of it. The dishes are small, the service is good, but not what I would ecpect from a restaurant that charged $2000.00+++ for a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

We dined for lunch and were not disappointed. The restaurant delivers on quality, charm and service. Our service was professional and warm and helpful, not stiff as other reviewers found. They refilled my sparkling when I was already empty before the first caviar course, saying" there's no way we can let you eat caviar without a few bubbles." Bravo! The... More 

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Napier, New Zealand
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015

My husband and I dined here the other evening and it was truly a wonderful experience. We were warmly greeted by the Maitre'd and shown to our table upstairs. He welcomed my husband back who had dined here before and said that our wait staff would be with us shortly and true enough someone turned up introducing themselves to us.... More 

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Castel Guelfo di Bologna, Italy
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38 reviews 38 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

It is what it is, folks. Easily one of life's best experiences. We gave the staff free-reign over recommendations, requesting an all-sparkling pairing (wonderful) and they rewarded us with a marvelous meal, with several, off-menu entre-acts. Not much more to say except, that, not being food touristas, e.g. those given to taking pictures of food, being loud, not having a... More 

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Bronxville, New York
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113 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

By all accounts, Thomas Keller's The French Laundry is one of the nation's most outstanding dining experiences, and it's very hard to be critical of the food, the service or the ambiance. The cost, of course, is out of sight, so unless you're in the 1%, this is clearly a place for very special occasions. Reservations are difficult to get,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

My mother and I went for a long vacation, wine excursion and had the opportunity to book dinner for us. It was a little before her birthday but I thought it would be a perfect gift and I was correct; for both of us really! Spectacular service and greeting with custom menu and a professional but also conversational serving professional.... More 

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Caracas, Venezuela
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Excellent food and service. A little stiff ambiance. Even though the food was of an excellent quality and preparation the portions should be review in size. It is difficult to have so many dishes in the exact proportion

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Newport Beach, California
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121 helpful votes 121 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Yes this restaurant is unbelievable. Delicious, incredible dishes. Not so much gastronomic style as just amazing food. But, how can you have SUCH AMAZING FOOD and such horrible service? Let me recount.. First we were a table of seven women. It was a girls weekend in Napa. The sommelier and the first server that came to our table were nice.... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

Let me start with the only gripe we had at TFL. We had a seating for 8:45pm. We got there 5 minutes ahead of time and were told our table would be ready shortly. 40 minutes later we were seated. During this entire period we were just made to wait without any updates. I would have expected to be offered... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
    (Creek Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Yountville
  • Phone Number: 707 944-2380

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 50 - 240
  • Cuisine: French, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?