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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 2013
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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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Any
English first
Atlanta, Georgia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

Okay so this was a bucket list item, and for sure the most expensive meal of my life. Worth it? I think so. Everything was absolutely perfect! The setting, the service, the food, absolutely perfect! I just wish I had a bigger stomach, I was hurting halfway through. PIECE OF ADVICE: eat a decent breakfast and then nothing else for... More

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London, United Kingdom
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22 reviews 22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 NEW

If you have been travel overseas just to dine at the French laundry, that tells you something!?? Your expectations are over the moon! From the time we've walked in the magic started! Table, food, wine, personal touch, professionalism, humbleness, theatre, energy, able to deliver, big bang and wow! I want to come back! I won't list all the inspiring and... More

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Burbank, California
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104 reviews 104 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

To know how you are going to enjoy French Laundry, and how you'd rate it, it entirely depends on your past dining experiences. I would honestly give it 4 out of 5 stars, but would not dissuade anyone from going here! After all it is the French Laundry and it is a fantastic experience. We have been lucky enough to... More

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seattle
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014 NEW

WOW, WOW, WOW. It was everything I had hoped for and more. The black truffle pasta brought a tear to my eye it was so good.

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St-Colomban
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW via mobile

having dinner at the french laundry, what a suprise. we were a group of six, we all took the chef's menu but three of us have used the food and wine pairing. The endless meals were very good, good for a three Michelin, but the sommelier of 23 years is surprising. you should be guided by is initiative. Un conclusion,... More

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San Francisco, California
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65 reviews 65 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Perhaps we get lost when it plays "hard to get". Service was top notch. Charming setting. Food presentation was well thought. Fresh and quality ingredient. Taste and favor - less than my expectation since it took us a while to make our reservation successful. less than my expectation because it was expensive. Food is not bad- just "design" over being... More

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Byfield, Massachusetts
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

Great, unpretentious service and a nice atmosphere. We sat upstairs and the temperature fluctuated pretty often between warm & cold, but that wasn't a big deal. We've been lucky enough to visit several really highly rated restaurants & while they can be hit or miss, most have at least a course or two that surprise you with innovation or wow... More

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Calgary, Canada
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65 reviews 65 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We got a last-minute reservation for 4 at the late sitting, what great luck. We were seated at the grotto table in a small room to the right of reception which made the experience more private. The food was a visual and taste treat, unbelievable. What made the experience extra special was the excellent service and conversation with the young... More

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Gainesville, Florida
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Superb food and attention to service. This is a fine dining experience that should be experienced at least once. Waiters can predict all your needs. Ask for a tour if the kitchen.

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Warrenton, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

The food is very delicate, and wonderfully prepared. The food gives up nothing, but the lack of wine pairing is problematic. It leaves some compromises as to selecting the appropriate wines to pair. This is the first 3 star we have ever dined in that did not offer pairing. The service is also not up to European 3 star standards;... More

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