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The French Laundry

6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
707 944-2380
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Ranked #3 of 22 restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $50 - $240
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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  • French first
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Redding, Connecticut
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17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

This is our second dinner at the French Laundry. We have also dined in New York at Per Se. The quality of the menu items, service, presentation at all of Keller's restaurants is impeccable. The wait staff is out standing. The execution of the extraordinary service requires a great deal of discipline and attention to detail yet they are also... More

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South Pasadena, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

We were invited there as guests for a friends 60th birthday party (Party of 8 - private dining upstairs with meals and wine pairing)... it was truly one of the most incredible experiences I have ever had with food, wine, service and attention to detail. I have a new definition for a 5 out of 5! Phenomenal on all levels!... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We have been to 3 Michelin Stars restaurants in Paris and by far the French Laundry is better . With attention to details , the waiters move with coordination like in a ballet performance ! They make you feel comfortable . The food is out of this world ! Tasty food is not enough to make a restaurant unique it... More

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Maryland
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57 reviews 57 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014 NEW

We had been on the waiting list, and received THE CALL!! We were able to get in for lunch. One of our men didn't have a jacket, and they do provide one. We were blown away by each and every course. We were apprehensive that the service would be pretentious, however every server was friendly, precise and excellent. We enjoyed... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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115 reviews 115 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Okay so this was a bucket list item, and for sure the most expensive meal of my life. Worth it? I think so. Everything was absolutely perfect! The setting, the service, the food, absolutely perfect! I just wish I had a bigger stomach, I was hurting halfway through. PIECE OF ADVICE: eat a decent breakfast and then nothing else for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews 26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you have been travel overseas just to dine at the French laundry, that tells you something!?? Your expectations are over the moon! From the time we've walked in the magic started! Table, food, wine, personal touch, professionalism, humbleness, theatre, energy, able to deliver, big bang and wow! I want to come back! I won't list all the inspiring and... More

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Burbank, California
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105 reviews 105 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

To know how you are going to enjoy French Laundry, and how you'd rate it, it entirely depends on your past dining experiences. I would honestly give it 4 out of 5 stars, but would not dissuade anyone from going here! After all it is the French Laundry and it is a fantastic experience. We have been lucky enough to... More

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seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

WOW, WOW, WOW. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The black truffle pasta brought a tear to my eye it was so good.

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St-Colomban
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

having dinner at the french laundry, what a suprise. we were a group of six, we all took the chef's menu but three of us have used the food and wine pairing. The endless meals were very good, good for a three Michelin, but the sommelier of 23 years is surprising. you should be guided by is initiative. Un conclusion,... More

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San Francisco, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Perhaps we get lost when it plays "hard to get". Service was top notch. Charming setting. Food presentation was well thought. Fresh and quality ingredient. Taste and favor - less than my expectation since it took us a while to make our reservation successful. less than my expectation because it was expensive. Food is not bad- just "design" over being... More

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