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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, Late Night, Lunch, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 51
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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
Very expensive

Was very good but expensive. You will need to make reservations way in advance to be able to get in. They have a few choises each day to pick from. Bring your platnuim card.

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
Marv3512
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Napa, California
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Napa, California
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28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was very good but expensive. You will need to make reservations way in advance to be able to get in. They have a few choises each day to pick from. Bring your platnuim card.

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San Diego, California
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I'm a "foodie". I love food. I love cooking techniques. I obsess with food science. The problem I have with The French Laundry, is that I believe all the hype is due to "group think". I see this a lot. You get a group of influential people talking about a particular place and before you know, people not wanting to... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I am not sure where to start. My husband and I are great fans of Anthony boardgame and have seen Thomas Keller several times on his show so naturally we wanted to try the French laundry. This is truly an experience. You have the opportunity to try so many Beauty full dishes in a beautiful location ... If you like... More 

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New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The meal we had at the French Laundry was truly impeccable -- every course was perfectly prepared, presented and served. AND there were nine courses. The meal was like a perfectly crafted fireworks show. The first 8 courses were served in a perfect order, each one providing a logical progression from the one before and setting the stage to the... More 

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Delta, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Amazing food, each course just got better and better, the oysters with pearls are incredible. We also got a great tour of the kitchens from the host Alex. Worth every penny.

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Denver, Colorado
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55 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have eaten a number of times at The French Laundry and each time the food and experience has been perfect. With modest wine selections, you can easily spend $1000 per couple, so be financially ready when you go. Never felt that I didn't get my money's worth, however.

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Dayton, Ohio
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Our experience lived up to the high expectations. One of the best meals of my life. This should be on every foodie's bucket list. I could go on about the professional yet not pretentious staff and the pieces of art they presented as food but you have to experience it, words and pictures really can't describe it.

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Victoria, Canada
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46 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was on my bucket list and I was overwhelmed at how over the top it was. The food was superior to anything I had had ever had before, the service was beyond magnificent and the ambiance was perfect. Fabulous food served on a variety of perfect white gorgeous china and plates that showed off each superbly finished dish. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a bucket list thing for us. We came because of the reputation and weren't disappointed. I got the reservation on the first try, maybe that was luck based on some of the things I've read. The staff was extremely professional at every turn, from the reservation, thru the meal and even as we exited the building. The wine... More 

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After many failed attempts we finally secured reservations to the French Laundry. It was the seventh three Michelin star restaurant in the USA we have visited and tenth overall. Based on our experience at Per Se (which we loved, but then again we don’t like Senior Frogs), we had astronomical expectations. Fortunately, and unbelievable this restaurant exceeded those expectations and... 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

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?