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The French Laundry

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6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1301 (Creek Street)
+1 707-944-2380
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5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sun 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
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Brussels, Belgium
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The little dishes keep coming one after the other until your table is covered with tiny desserts. The food is really excellent. It is also delightful to look at. Service is highly professional as it will be in a restaurant like this one, but the staff is quite approachable and friendly. They answered all our questions very willingly and suggested... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We had highly anticipated our evening at The French Laundry, but were somewhat disappointed. Our greeting when we arrived was not at all warm and inviting and it set the tone for the night. Our servers seemed to be intent on "getting their job accomplished" without taking notice of their guests. No one was particularly helpful when we had questions... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 160 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had high expectations for The French Laundry given its reputation, ratings, that I'd been to Per Se, and the hype. Sadly none of those expectations was met. Let me say that there was nothing bad in the meal. Technically well executed. Service was great as well. The meal was just not inspiring and a bit boring. Per Se was... More 

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Pleasanton, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Four of us took two plus hours to get there from East Bay - and were about 30' late. The staff was quite pleasant about our delay. Ambiance: the dining rooms are quite packed with tables. Hardly any space to walk between the tables. When we arrived our table had four nicely laid out napkins with a French Laundry clothes... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What an experience ! We were all very excited for this bucket list dining experience and were not to be disappointed ! Reading some reviews we were nervous that we'd not have enough food ...boy were we mislead. Not sure whoever wrote those comments even if you fasted for the day the dessert course alone could fill you up! We... More 

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Miami, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is supposed to be one of the top restaurants in USA, but honestly it is not worth the price. As you can see from our reviews, USA has many more better restaurants than this. This is a Relais Chateaux and the service is not comparable to other R and C which don't even have Michelin stars. The food is... More 

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Belgium
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Visited The French Laundry with friends on October 27. It was to be the culinary highlight of a 5-day trip to Napa Valley. Sadly it was a disappointment. The dining room was very spartan with bare walls and tables too close together. The service was at times frenetic and at times disinterested. Plenty of staff hovered around us but their... More 

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baltimore, md
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The reservation process is annoying and painful. The corkage fee is borderline punitive. I can understand a 3 x's mark up on a $50 bottle of wine but, have difficulty rationalizing it on a bottle that costs $250 to $1,000. There are essentially two settings. In our case, we could only get the late one so we finished in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

amazing experience but wait till all the construction is complete, looks like they lost a bit of their magic touch in the process.

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Gulf Coast
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you are searching for a fine dining experience and the price is not a factor then this is the place for you. Although the reservation system seems to be from the dark ages, persistence does payoff if your schedule is flexible.. The meal itself is a well orchestrated blend of both attentive service by multiple staff members as well... More 

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Restaurant Details

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

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