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“Best dining experience!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of The French Laundry

The French Laundry
6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
707 944-2380
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Ranked #3 of 22 restaurants in Yountville
Price range: $50 - $240
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: Creek Street
Houston, Texas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Best dining experience!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

The food is fabulous, best ever. The service is outstanding. It is very pricey but totally worth the experience.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Date | Rating
  • Chinese (Simplified) first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Portuguese first
  • Spanish first
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English first
Brisbane
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“#1 dining experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013

The real question is if you could goto French Laundry all the time would you? Would the most amazing experience ever be repeated every time? Fabulous food which is bettered only by the service. The whole staff should be applauded for making everyone feel so worthy of such an experience. A night I will remember.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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59 reviews 59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“A once in a lifetime experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2013

What can one say about this restaurant. It is justifiably considered one of the best restaurants in the USA (and perhaps the World). It is an experience that one should have at least once in one's life. This isn't just dinner, it is a show. The waitstaff is impeccable; the food presented as artwork. It is obviously fabulous in its innovation and taste. Be prepared to spend about 4 hours and $600-1000 per couple. We have been fortunate to have experienced The French Laundry on 3 or 4 occasions and it has been consistently an unbelievable experience. (But there are many other excellent restaurants in the Valley that won't cost you the price of a mortgage payment).

Visited April 2012
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Los Angeles, California
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70 reviews 70 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
“Worthy of all the Acclaim”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

Celebrated a major anniversary milestone at this restaurant.....Discreetly attentive staff were well aware of the occasion and provided extra courtesies accordingly.

It was a $1,000+ meal, but worth every sublime morsel of special food selections and every elegant sip of paired wines.

We were provided with a customized commemorative menu to remember the occasion by, and got to visit the kitchen to personally meet Chef Thomas Keller and observe the culinary magic being conjured before our eyes.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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New Orleans
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25 reviews 25 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Best dining experience of my life!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013 via mobile

Not everyone will be able to afford eating here, but for a special event this place is unparalleled. Had lunch for a friend's birthday in their private dining room. Was an incredible experience. The food, wine pairings, and service are flawless! Reservations are required far in advance.

    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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