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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: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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  • 84
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  • 45
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  • 36
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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
A Dining Experience

This was the second time we were at The French Laundry. We were there 4 years ago. The food is still superb. The service started out a little spotty, but then improved. We were seated and then it took a little while until someone came over. We decided to do the wine pairing, which we did the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
Evelyn L
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Suffern
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  • Romantic
  • Special occasions
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

This was the second time we were at The French Laundry. We were there 4 years ago. The food is still superb. The service started out a little spotty, but then improved. We were seated and then it took a little while until someone came over. We decided to do the wine pairing, which we did the first time we... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Although impossible to snag a reservation, if you're lucky to eat here, you will remember the meal for a long time! The tasting menu is simple but incorporates only the freshest, locally sourced ingredients. Housed in a comfy house-like building, the service is friendly and efficient and not pretentious or arrogant. If you're lucky enough to get a reservation, go... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015 NEW

I was disappointed that there was no official "wine pairing" but enjoyed two half bottles of red and white. Every morsel of food was expertly prepped, served and described. I enjoyed chatting with the servers and observing the choreography of serving the various courses to about 65 diners.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

The food is as advertised, the best entire meal I have ever had. My wife and I were there for an anniversary, our 36th. The staff were also unparalleled in the care and conversation. If you are ever able to take part, don't hesitate. There was one downside to our evening, and that was a table of three couples in... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Very excited to try out this 3-Stars Michelin restaurant. The food and service definitely lived up to it's name. Oyster pearl appetizer was amazing, don't upgrade. The food kept on coming and the desert was nonstop. Every dish was carefully presented and brought out to the table with such professionalism by the waitstaff. As soon as you get up to... More 

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Irvine, California, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

I was there for dinner on a Sunday night and unfortunately it was a very hot day in Napa. The air conditioning in the downstair dining room was not powerful enough and it was extremely hot during the meal. Many of the men ended up taking their jackets off and still have a hard time getting comfortable. The meal was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

Wow! What a long road to fulfill a bucket list- but so delicious. We called the reservation line at the exact time and date 100 times. We scheduled our summer Napa and Sonoma trip around this lunch. All I can say is perfection that made me feel like a kid in an expensive candy store. We loved the food, experience,... More 

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Lawton, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

My husband dedicated HOURS to getting us a reservation here to wrap up our honeymoon. The meal was exquisite! Our favorite dishes were the truffle macaroni and cheese and the Wagyu. They were incomparable. Service was impeccable! Our menus were even customized with our names and signed by the chef as a souvenir! We hope that one day we will... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

We were on the waiting list when we got a call for a lunch reservation the next day and changed our plans to take it. Having eaten at Per Se in New York, which has the same format and some of the same menu items, we knew what to expect. The food is excellent and the service flawless, although I... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015 via mobile

Finally we got to experience the fabulous food and graceful service. We were made to feel very special as I was celebrating my birthday as well. Hope we can return every year

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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, American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Special occasions
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?