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

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  • 732
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  • 141
    Very good
  • 89
    Average
  • 51
    Poor
  • 38
    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
A Food lover's dream

Our experience lived up to the high expectations. One of the best meals of my life. This should be on every foodie's bucket list. I could go on about the professional yet not pretentious staff and the pieces of art they presented as food but you have to experience it, words and pictures really... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
chefbaby2013
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Dayton, Ohio
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Dayton, Ohio
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153 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Our experience lived up to the high expectations. One of the best meals of my life. This should be on every foodie's bucket list. I could go on about the professional yet not pretentious staff and the pieces of art they presented as food but you have to experience it, words and pictures really can't describe it.

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Sooke, British Columbia, Canada
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This was on my bucket list and I was overwhelmed at how over the top it was. The food was superior to anything I had had ever had before, the service was beyond magnificent and the ambiance was perfect. Fabulous food served on a variety of perfect white gorgeous china and plates that showed off each superbly finished dish. I... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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75 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This was a bucket list thing for us. We came because of the reputation and weren't disappointed. I got the reservation on the first try, maybe that was luck based on some of the things I've read. The staff was extremely professional at every turn, from the reservation, thru the meal and even as we exited the building. The wine... More 

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Houston, Texas
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67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After many failed attempts we finally secured reservations to the French Laundry. It was the seventh three Michelin star restaurant in the USA we have visited and tenth overall. Based on our experience at Per Se (which we loved, but then again we don’t like Senior Frogs), we had astronomical expectations. Fortunately, and unbelievable this restaurant exceeded those expectations and... More 

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Carmel, California, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Words will not properly convey how fantastic the experience was. Every dish was perfectly prepared and elegantly served. And eight courses later what may have seemed like tastings ended up being very filling. From the amuse-bouche to the desserts (half of which were beautifully packaged for the return home and continued enjoyment), the meal really was perfection. The tastes were... More 

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Lake Tahoe (California), California
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I would say the cuisine lived up to the hype of French Laundry. We had endless courses dining on my birthday with my best friend who had a bday two days apart, they customized the menu to wish us a happy birthday which I found to be a nice touch. The food was just amazing. The only thing I was... More 

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Thank Ricah85
New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My friends and I enjoyed a multi-course meal. Prepare to spend at least 3 hours for this, as it is a production! The plates are small, but burst with color, flavor and innovation. It is a once in a lifetime experience, but I recommend doing it as often as possible.

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austin,Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Firstly the menu said happy birthday to me, that made me cry. I loved everything I ate, the service was impeccable, it's everything I heard it would be, absolutely fantastic. Every plate was unique, every bite was delicious. The deserts were unreal, my birthday cake was out of this world, the cookies chocolates, treats to go home. I highly recommend... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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45 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Obviously just one star is a dramatic rating for a restaurant of such reputation but I am trying to make a point. Reviews should help potential customers make a decision and I am giving them the bottomline - spend your precious time and hard-earned money elsewhere. My experience here, not unlike that of my colleagues who dined here recently, left... More 

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Dallas, Texas
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After waiting for years to get to go to the French Laundry, our expectations were extremely high. It was very difficult to get a reservation and despite calling 37 times 60 days ahead of time we were only able to book it online with Opentable for lunch. We arrived early for our meal and were able to stop by Bouchon... 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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic
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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?