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The French Laundry

6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
707 944-2380
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Ranked #2 of 22 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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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774 reviews from our community

82% Recommend
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English first
London, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 NEW via mobile

I went to the French Laundry on 12th August 2014. We felt privilege that a friend from the San Francisco Bay Area was able to find us a table on such a short notice. The experience was very disappointing! Mind you, I've been to many Michelin stars restaurants and I've done my share of restaurants from the San Pelligrino's list,... More

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014 NEW

This restaurant is one of the those places that you will probably only ever get to once in your life - this is because its so damned hard to get a reservation. My husband's persistence paid off however ( and let me tell you that we live in New Zealand so getting a booking was indeed some mean feat). We... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 NEW

I wish our experience had been like the other raves I heard about or read here, but unfortunately it definitely was not. Our experience was most similar to Heather F's review. Like Heather, we asked for wine pairing to complement the tasting menu. Our waiter replied, "When you reach for wine, what do your reach for?" Now that was a... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014 via mobile

If you leave here disappointed, go to arbys, the food here was amazing, fresh ingredients some grown in there own garden.fresh everything, service impeccable, there are no adjectives to successfully describe just how good it is, none of our party is rich, we are all chefs, but worth every penny, bring your honey, good place to pop the question.

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San Francisco, California
15 reviews 15 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

As a franchise it's the best you can get...don't get me wrong, it's world class food but Mr Keller has 'left the building'. I first went there in 1999 and got to meet the great man after he cooked dinner with a special foie gras course cooked 4 ways for me (just because we asked). ...fast forward to the present... More

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This restaurant serves absolutely beautiful food and provides a wonderful 2 to 3 hours of perfection from every angle. To hell with the cost. It is worth every penny.

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Sebastopol, California
1 review
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Well for all the hype this is one I should have certainly passed on. The location is beautiful outside (inside is a bit sterile but they are closing for renovations soon, I hope it gets better). We were seated and placed our order. A few minutes later the server came back with a pen and paper and went around to... More

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Reno, Nevada
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

Heard that it wasn't as good as it used to be, but we thought it was the best meal of our lives. Obviously very expensive, but we knew that going in. Everything we ate was unique and delicious. The service was flawless. The sommelier did an excellent job pairing wines that we liked (mostly from Napa and the Russian River).... More

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Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

One of the best restaurant experiences we have had. My husband took me there for my 40th birthday and from the exceptional food to the gracious service, this place could not be better. At the end of the dinner we asked for a pause (pre cheese and dessert) and they suggested that they set up a private table in their... More

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Cornwall, New York
13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

This was my 2nd visit to the F L, the 1st being on my 40th birthday in Oct of 2000. There is no question, it is magical. As long as one realizes what this will cost and they're ok w that then you will love it (guaranteed!) Don't get frustrated (like I did) when you study the winelist trying to... More

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