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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
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
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English first
Melbourne, Australia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 NEW

When we recently had a conference in the States, we decided to book a side trip to the Napa Valley just to dine at French Laundry. Three years prior, under similar circumstances we had the best meal ever at PerSe, so there were already high expectations. Imagine our disappointment then, when we missed out on a table, despite changing our... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014 NEW credit card Amex Card Member Review

My husband and I have wanted to go to the French Laundry for several years and finally were able to arrange the reservation (through American Express) on this visit. It was outstanding. Really an exceptional experience from the food, wait staff, and ambiance. Every course was a delight and everything is so fresh--even being picked from their garden across the... More

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Massachusetts
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW via mobile

We made the plane & car trip to the French Laundry to celebrate a birthday. We kept saying, throughout each of the meal's courses, that the French Laundry was right up there on par with our visits to the top Parisian and New York restaurants. The preparation of each dish was interesting and delicious. The accompanying wines were among the... More

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Los Gatos, CA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014 NEW

Finally, at the ripe old age of 51, I dined at The French Laundry with dear friends. I am so glad I did it, but I definitely do not need to go back. We had a 9 course meal with wine pairings. The food was extraordinary (except for two dishes that I didn't care for, but were delicious to some... More

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Manhattan Beach, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2014

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

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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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

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
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28 reviews 28 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 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
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

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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