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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 2014
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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English first
Manhattan Beach, California
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014 NEW

What an experience, was able to secure a table for the earlier seating on a Saturday night and it did not disappoint. The whole evening was amazing, from the service to the staff, the food, wine, and everyone at the restaurant. Did the full tasting menu even did the truffle supplement over risotto. I think if you are a big... More

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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

I agree...this experience fits into the 'must do at least once' category, if able. But I don't really think more than once is really necessary. I visited in May after a long two month anticipated wait. Grazed all day long, small bites to make sure I'd have room for the long dinner. By the time we sat (which was a... More

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Hudson, OH
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17 reviews 17 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This is a true gourmet's delight. Be prepared to call 90 days in advance (and if you do 89 you will have absolutely NO chance of getting a reservation) and show up with LOTS of money in your wallet or to put on your credit card, but you will not be disappointed. We had the 7-course meal where they choose... More

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Herndon, Virginia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Absolutely amazing place! Thomas Keller is a genius! I can go into the food descriptions etc. But I think it is better if I give you advice: 1) Get reservations as far out as possible. I was there in September 2010 and had to call in July to get those reservations, they are booked MONTHS... MONTHS in advance.. if you... More

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Makati, Philippines
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW via mobile

I've been wanting to go to The French laundry ever since it has a achieved only less the 100 restaurants in the world has - 3 Michelin Stars. I finally succeeded in getting a reservation on my fifth try, a four month wait and only after a reservation was cancelled. My patience was well-rewarded. Chef Thomas Keller is a genius.... More

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Los Angeles, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

An Amazing Experience! Great Service...Formal, but without the stuffiness. The choreographed movement by all the servers is sight to be seen. The Sommelier picked two great wines in our price category for the night. I remember thinking after the 2nd course that, "we'll be stopping by McDonalds on the way back to our hotel." The serving sizes seam small, but... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews 26 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

It is rare in dining or traveling one comes across something that can be characterized a perfect but this was certainly worthy. In celebrating a retirement it was a perfect cap to a long career. If one can secure a reservation it is worth flying from anywhere to experience the food, service, and ambiance. Was it predictably expensive, yes. Was... More

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Rocklin, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Yes, but It was the most amazing dining experience I've ever had. It's definitely a bucket list moment. The ambiance, service and food were as good as it gets. Getting reservations was very difficult and I actually got lucky when they called the night before our visit to Yountville with an opening. I had called 2 months to the day... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
Senior Contributor
46 reviews 46 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

Is the hype worth it? Is the price worth it? And did I try things I never thought I would try? Yes. Yes. and Yes. And I'd go back again.

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Little England
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34 reviews 34 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

This was to be the highlight of my pre retirement holiday. The difficulty booking, the expected cost , the excitement at getting in all contributed to the build up. The expectation on the day was huge, we walked down to locate the restaurant at lunchtime and spent an hour looking at the garden across the road where they grow some... More

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