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The French Laundry

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6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1301 (Creek Street)
707 944-2380
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Parkland, Florida
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86 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

After working the phones as told-only 30 days prior to visit and only being able to be placed on the wait lists for the 4 nights we would be in Napa, we got a call with an opening. One of the people in our party of 4 has a very limited diet, and we were told they would be able... More 

Thank Debi W
Palm Springs, California
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Best I have ever experienced! We went after hearing from many friends "You have to go" and we're not disappointed, food service could not have been better.

Thank William S
San Francisco, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Each course was fabulous. Service was impeccable. Fabulous wine list. A true experience not to be missed.

Thank BayIndigo
Indianapolis, Indiana
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

An absolutely amazing meal! The staff was outstanding and the service was impeccable. Everyone was so friendly and down to earth, yet highly professional and sophisticated. So many courses of food that we lost count. It was truly a dining experience beyond expectation and above any other.

Thank Tingdog
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Heard so much about this restaurant and tried so hard to get a table. Food is average but with the price tag, it is just not worth it. We paid almost S$800 each for the dinner plus wine pairing. Some of the service staffs there had attitude too. i finished my dinner at almost 12 midnite...

Thank Mouse-Princess
Prescott, Arizona
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103 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

When I worked at the Sutter Home B&B the guest's would always ask me to book a dinner for them here. It was hard to book unless it was at least 6 months or more out. The food was ok but not worth the price you paid or the wait just to book a table.

Thank Milinda N
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56 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had looked forward to going to The French Laundry when we finally got a call that told us that they had an opening for us. The service was impeccable. The food never seemed to stop coming. The food was clearly made with the best ingredients but we often felt that the dishes were over the top. The dishes with... More 

Thank Harvey K
Willits, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

First off I'm a retired chef and have traveled extensively to many parts of the world.. With all the rave about The French Laundry maybe I set my standards to high.. Even though my wife and I arrived in a Limo and I was dressed in a suit it felt very uncomfortable with stares from other tables like we didn't... More 

14 Thank charles d
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101 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

DISCLAIMER: We have not eaten here and after my experience with trying to get a reservation I have no intention of ever doing so. No food is that good! We travelled to Napa Valley for my husband's birthday and he really enjoys excellent food and wine and has always wanted to dine at The French Laundry. In order to get... More 

12 Thank HMarieH
Cobourg, Canada
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A restaurant that was on my friend's 'bucket list' we had what I would call a very underwhelming experience. First of all, I have never been a fan of sittings. Two choices, 17:30 or 21:00 but notwithstanding the demand for this restaurant, I would rather dine when I choose not when the restaurant does. The food as one would expect... More 

8 Thank Mark A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$50 - $240
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1301
    (Creek Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Napa Valley  >  Yountville
  • Phone Number: 707 944-2380

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