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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
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Price range: $50 - $240
Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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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Chicago
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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Thankful to Amex for securing the coveted reservation. The restaurant is beyond cute, a turn of the century building that has retained its rustic feel, yet with absolute refinement and understated elegance inside. We arrived and waited out in what has to be one of the most amazing courtyards I've seen. Food was as expected for Keller, which is amazing.... More

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Houston, Texas
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

Our friends raved about the French Laundry, but I had my doubts that paying $750 or more for a diner for two would be worth the cost. While wine tasting in Sonoma, however, our friends convinced us that we had to try it out. I'm glad they did. My wife and I have eaten at a number of high-end restaurants... More

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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

We've been to Per Se in NYC, and have frequented a number of fine dining restaurants. As hard as this place is to get into, they make you feel so welcome and are there to serve your every need. Service is impeccable - food is flawless. Oysters and Pearls - you will not regret!

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South Shore, MA
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

I agree with previous reviewers that while the food is very good, it did not live up to the hype for me. There were some highlights - namely the oysters and caviar, but I have had far, far better meals for a fraction of the cost. However, the highest of marks for service - the team of waitstaff was not... More

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Yorktown Heights, NY
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5 reviews 5 reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014 NEW

We have been to many fine restaurants and appreciate good food, creative presentation and good service. We have heard how difficult it is to secure a reservation at The French Laundry and, thanks to the concierge at Auberge,we were excited to get one. We heard all the hype and were geared up for a culinary feast. Unfortunately, for us, this... More

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East Brunswick, New Jersey, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2014 NEW

Wow, what can I say. We arrived at the restaurant and our table wasn't ready so they cracked open champagne for me, my husband, and our two friends. We waited a bit longer for our table than I wanted (we couldn't get a reservation until 9:00 pm and didn't sit until close to 10:00 pm), but once the meal began,... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Anyone wanting to try this restaurant, remember one thing...if you have to save up to go here, don't do it. If money is no object, then go ahead and throw it away on...well, mediocrity. Thomas Keller is a very happy and a very rich man. He's also a marketing genius. You should see how many people are in Napa purely... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2014

What can I say that hasn't been said already? A thrilling culinary adventure in a classically conservative environment; don't let the staid waters fool you. This restaurant does what few men can do.

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Miami, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Getting the reservation is like winning the lottery ! best go through the hotel concierge months in advance. The service , the food , the atmosphere is all spectacular. The best food I have ever had. There is nothing else I can say.!

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Cumming, Georgia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

A trip to French Laundry had been on my "bucket list" for years. When the opportunity came to visit Yountville, I scoured web sites to try and get a reservation. With luck, a friend was able to secure one for a party of 8. The location was perfect, tiny and quaint, but just right. As we started our dining adventure,... More

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