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The French Laundry

6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
707 944-2380
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Ranked #4 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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  • Chinese (Simplified) first
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  • French first
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  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
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English first
Los Angeles, California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014 NEW

Fantastic meal and exactly what you would expect from Mr. Keller. The amuse was delicious and literally every bite following. The atmosphere is relaxed, not stuffy. My only comment would be that the meal was almost the exact same as the meal we had at Per Se. The first course was the oysters with caviar (same at Per Se), they... More

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Toronto
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172 reviews 172 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW via mobile

Have been wanting to dine here for years and finally had the chance, seeing as we are snobby foodies. Overall it met expectations; not the best meal of our lives but what you would expect from a Michelin star establishment. Expensive? Absolutely. Worth it? That's always a good topic for debate, but if you are concerned about cost then it's... More

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Culver City, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 NEW

Six of us had reservations made as soon as we knew we were going to Napa. The "foodies" in the group waited with baited breathe - the non-foodies (me and one other) had a better time with no preconceived notions or awareness about the treat of dining at French Laundry. We were fortunate to arrive extra early and be able... More

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Toronto, Canada
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72 reviews 72 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

But, of course, I wasn't Everything was seamless from the service to the food.Much less strained than the overdone service we had at Per Se a number of years ago. Hard to single out a course, but maybe the lamb saddle, since we are carnivores. Nothing excessive, nothing overwrought. Just perfect. And kudos to the wine steward who when presented... More

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Los Angeles
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61 reviews 61 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Does this place really need a review? Nah, but why not! I was lucky enough to get a same day cancellation reservation that was the best thing that has happened to me in like forever. I am not the biggest meat eater so I chose the veggie menu(gasp!) while my husband had the regular one. Both were beyond phenomenal. We... More

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Greenwich, Connecticut
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The meal of a lifetime. The food is gorgeous, exquisitely presented, delicious, varied and provocative (in a good way). The service is formal but relaxed and friendly. They don't hover, but they are there and uber-attentive. The sommelier was terrific and paired some great wines with out lunch. I had just a sip or two but they were phenomenal. We... More

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Sacramento, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

As usual the French Laundry didn't disapoint! Although I've eaten here before, the experience is always a top notch experience. One downfall is the quality of the dinner wasn't as excelent as I remembered (still an amazing meal). This has to be one place to eat that is on all bucket lists, and I'm glad to have checked it off... More

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South Bay
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

Everything you'd come to expect and much more. Each of the courses were unique and perfectly paired with the wines. Plus truffle shaving, what can I say?

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Boston, Massachusetts
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

As luck had it, I ate at Meadowood and French Laundry back to back evenings... Although the service was comparable in both places, both the atmosphere and the food were a disappointment at FL. Meadowood offers a more customized and tailored menu that is perfectly filling. FL's food is so rich that I had to stop eating midway through our... More

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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

I have been in this restaurant last year and return to it this May with a different group. The food of both time is perfect but I did not notice anything new for the recent visit. However, it crafted the special request food amazingly such as my sisters dessert who have chocolate allergic and requested an exchanged of the food.... More

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