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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: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 41
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  • 32
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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
True culinary institution

Been there more than a dozen times signed they opened just over 20 years ago but not for a few years now. We got in for lunch after they recently reopened and it brought back a lot of fond memories. The thing I noticed this time was every dish was on a pristine white plate of sort kind. And... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
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Shanghai
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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Shanghai
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127 reviews 127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

Been there more than a dozen times signed they opened just over 20 years ago but not for a few years now. We got in for lunch after they recently reopened and it brought back a lot of fond memories. The thing I noticed this time was every dish was on a pristine white plate of sort kind. And this... More 

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New Paltz, New York
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24 reviews 24 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015 NEW

There is no place like The French Laundry, the food is out of this world, best abalone, best duck, best lamp, best everything i've ever had. The service was exceptional, they tried everything to make us comfortable and satisfied. If the price wasn't that high and it isn't so hard to get reservation, i'd go there every week!

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San Pedro
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

I think this is the level of food served in Heaven, but without the check. It is an understatement to say it was wonderful. Such a great staff, they really make you feel special. They go out of their way to be very informative . It was really special to tour the kitchen and view the culinary artist up close.... More 

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Kildeer, IL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

This was our second time at The French Laundry. Did not disappoint and was a wonderful experience again. Everything you would expect from this high end restaurant. My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed the evening. Staff was somewhat cool in describing the courses as other reviewers have mentioned, but we simply asked some questions and all staff loosened up. All... More 

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San Jose, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

I actually went back in August 2013. The food was great for the most part. My least favorite dish was the beet dish and my favorite was probably the fish if I can recall. Dessert was on a whole other level of goodness, but it seems like I cannot post more than 10 pictures. I'll post the remaining pictures after... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

we wanted to try this restaurant with all the hype. the food was good but not great. what was not so good was the attempt by the staff to be so serious and a feeling of seriousness. i cannot see the reason for this when one should be made to feel welcomed especially when it cost so much ! most... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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48 reviews 48 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

We dined at the French Laundry on just the third night after it re-opened in April 2015. The dining room has not been touched that we could see - construction is focused on the kitchens. So for now, everything is prepared in temporary kitchens that are shipping containers attached to the building. You can see these kitchens (they have large... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

It was really one of my best meals i have ever had. The Oyster and Pearls and the Black Truffle Pasta with fresh black truffle shavings were really very memorable! But what really made this meal really unforgettable for me was their service. The difference between a good service and great service could make a meal experience elevate to another... More 

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Eastbourne, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We had been waiting for this moment for months and were not disappointed ..From the moment we arrived till we left it was wonderful....the food the staff everything was fantastic...something we will never forget..Back home in England now remembering a perfect trip..

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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Compared to Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, The French Laundry really falls short. There are plenty of restaurants in the area that are far superior at a fraction of the price such as Redd. The consistent problem I had with each dish was the overwhelming amount of salt. But what really disappointed was the American Wagyu that we... 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?