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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 605
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 40
    Poor
  • 32
    Terrible
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
One of the best meals we've ever had

We loved the French Laundry! Yes, it is very pricey - but having accepted that before we went, we were very happy with the food, service and wine selections. The vegetarian menu had some of the best dishes we have ever tasted and we have absolutely no complaints. The beef is an additional $100... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 27, 2015
IrishLouise
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Dublin
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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San Francisco, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

Compared to Thomas Keller's Per Se in New York, The French Laundry really falls short. There are plenty of restaurants in the area that are far superior at a fraction of the price such as Redd. The consistent problem I had with each dish was the overwhelming amount of salt. But what really disappointed was the American Wagyu that we... More 

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Dublin
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015 NEW

We loved the French Laundry! Yes, it is very pricey - but having accepted that before we went, we were very happy with the food, service and wine selections. The vegetarian menu had some of the best dishes we have ever tasted and we have absolutely no complaints. The beef is an additional $100 supplement, and I would honestly say... More 

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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My first visit to the FL was about 10 years ago. It was an amazing experience. My most recent visit was in celebration of my wife's birthday (a party of 4). We made an early evening booking and arrived expecting great things. The food was amazing but I started to notice that the service was getting extremely rushed. It got... More 

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San Rafael, California
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256 reviews 256 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

This is where the orgy begins. At the source of food. Imagine layers of tastes and flavors and textures and OMG I'll be right back.If you can taste and push away from the salt, enjoy the moment.

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Philadelphia, PA
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25 reviews 25 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Our best friends and my husband and I planned a glorious 17-day trip to California last year. We planned it around my Bestie's 45th birthday. We spent 12 days in the wine country, 8 of them in beautiful Yountville. My husband and I had visited several times before and had previously bought into the hype and had eaten at the... More 

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San Francisco, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

Actually the only visit was several years ago and I never tire of letting it be known that we had the worst treatment, worst service, worst atmosphere ever experienced anywhere. And the food was mediocre to boot.

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San Anselmo
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Once in a life time everyone should have a meal like the ones at the French Laundry ! A wonderful time.

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Martinez, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The French Laundry is located in Yountville but is going through a substantial remodeling project. Thomas Keller has set up shop at the mansion of the Silverado Country Club. Since we were spending Valentine's weekend at Silverado, we decided to try our luck and see if we could get in. Sunday night we walked in and asked if there were... More 

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Clarksville, Maryland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

10 years ago my wife and I went to French Laundry and both left dinner unimpressed. For 10 years I thought we must have caught them on a bad night. We went again last year with another couple and only had our feelings reinforced. We had the same exact issues...perfunctory welcome followed by a nice but not exceptional setting, indifferent... More 

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Seattle
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64 reviews 64 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I have been to the French Laundry twice; once with my wife and another couple and the second time with my sales team. Dining at the French Laundry is a gourmet phenomenon not a meal! The food is spectacular, the service is outstanding. Many dishes are very complex with a variety of flavors exploding in your mouth. The first time... More 

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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: Romance, Outdoor seating, 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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?