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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
11:00 am - 1:00 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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  • 620
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    Very good
  • 80
    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
Best Food, Best Service, Ultimate Awesomeness

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Napier, New Zealand
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
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Napier, New Zealand
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

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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36 reviews 36 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

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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155 reviews 155 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
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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75 reviews 75 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 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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76 reviews 76 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
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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Tampa
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28 reviews 28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Of course, you know going in that you are paying too much for food. So much that I felt guilty. That aside, the food was phenomenal. According to my wife, the best food she's ever had, and arguably the best I'd ever had as well. That doesn't include the dessert which I found disappointing. In fact, the fruit salad that... More 

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Shanghai
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127 reviews 127 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

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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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

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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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: Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?