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“Better Than Ding Dongs” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Bouchon Bakery

Bouchon Bakery
6528 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-2253
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Ranked #9 of 22 Restaurants in Yountville
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $31 - $50
Cuisines: French, Sandwiches, Bakeries, Hungarian
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Dining options: Dinner, Dessert, Lunch, Breakfast, Coffee & Tea, Late Night, Reservations
Description: Highly acclaimed chef Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry) is behind this beautiful Yountville restaurant. Enjoy excellent French bistro cuisine in a dining room offering wonderful Parisian ambiance. We invite you to visit Bouchon Bakery, an authentic, country-style boulangerie located next door Bouchon Bistro. The Bakery serves traditional French breads and pastries and is open from 7am - 7pm daily.
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“Better Than Ding Dongs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

We grabbed dessert to go and weren't disappointed. These jumbo ding dongs put the Hostess variety to shame. Jam packed with whipped topping and a thick layer of chocolate over a very light chocolate cake; rolled as you would expect. Twice the size of Hostess and ten times the flavor. I want more!

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“Good choice for French food in downtown Yountville”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We ate at Bouchon on Wednesday, February 13, 2013. The atmosphere is that of a French bistro and is not formal. Our meal was very good and service was good. Wine prices were somewhat high as they are in most Yountville restaurants.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Overrated”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2013

We had high expectations and unfortunately they weren't met. Onion soup was salty and very dense - almost jam-like. Steamed mussels lacked flavor and seemed a just a bit undercooked. Oysters and truffled pomme frites were good. Husband had lamb shoulder stew which was good too, but nothing extraordinary. Expected more but I guess living in Portland we've been pretty spoiled with amazing restaurants around every corner here.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
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“Very pleasant bistro lunch in Yountville”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2013

My wife and I had a late lunch (2pm) at this highly rated restaurant. Even at this hour, the restaurant was 90% full, and people were still being seated as we were leaving. Definitely make a reservation well in advance. As you peruse the wine list, make sure you look on the blackboard for the two featured wines ( one red and one white) which can be purchased by the glass, 1/2 carafe or full carafe. My wife and I shared a 1/2 carafe of the white, which was only $25, and it was superb. My wife has the gnocchi with brown butter and it was excellent. I had their signature dish, Poulet roti, and it was perfect. For the quality you get, the prices are fair and you get good value. Service was efficient, friendly and knowledgable. Although busy, the food was served piping hot. We didn't have dessert, but did have their rich, strong coffee to finish. It was a perfect late afternoon lunch.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Meringue Cookies”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2013

The Monkey Bread was tasty but the raspberry meringue cookies were so tasty we had to return a few days later for another taste.

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