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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Fine Dining
Romance
Outdoor seating
Special occasions

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  • 603
    Excellent
  • 117
    Very good
  • 80
    Average
  • 38
    Poor
  • 31
    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
Most recent review
Would not go back

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed February 25, 2015
N K
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Fine Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Special occasions
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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English first
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015 NEW

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
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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62 reviews 62 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 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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Lewisville, North Carolina
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I admit that I did not go in for dinner. They are adding to the restaurant, as well. However, a trip to the expansive garden across the street is worthwhile. Great veg, beehives, and poultry coop.

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Charlotte, North Carolina
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46 reviews 46 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015 via mobile

I was looking forward to Ad Lib restaurant at the Silverado Resort, which is the French Laundry cook staff while their facility is under renovation. The food was great, but the atmosphere was terrible. The music and ambiance was loud, sports bar venue. I'm happy to have that ambiance if I'm eating a burger or wings. But when I'm spending... More 

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Middletown, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

What Can I say my lady wanted to go to The French Laundry, so we went. At the end of the day this is just food, however the experience will last a lifetime, and if you look at this as an experience it is well worth the Money(That really isn't real). I chose the vegetarian menu, and she chose the... More 

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Penhook, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

While visiting Sonoma and Napa in March 2014, we were delighted to get a reservation at this wonderful restaurant. It was just an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it. If you have the opportunity to go, definitely do it. Food was so special and the service is just over the top. It is pricey, but we would definitely... More 

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sheffield
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126 reviews 126 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It's easy to review the French Laundry, it is one of the best restaurants I have ever visited, it was all we expected it to be, from beginning to end. Food, wine, service, setting and ambience. We were lucky to have a table for dinner and enjoyed every minute, it was truly a once in a lifetime experience for us.... 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: American, French

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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