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The French Laundry

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6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599 (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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My sister and I were planning a trip to Napa Valley and Las Vegas for our birthday. We wondered if it was possible to eat at the famous French Laundry. As we live in New Zealand, and after doing some research, we knew that sercuring a reservation at this famous restaurant even for locals, would be near impossible. Amazingly we... More 

Thank nemo88
Torrance, California
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70 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The reservation system at the time of our visit was such that it required calling after 9:00 am exactly thirty days before the desired date, so at the stroke of 9:00 my husband I began auto-dialing three phones. After 45 minutes we got through only to be wait-listed. Fortunately we got a call a few days before our arrival and... More 

Thank KateandRex
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Make reservations exactly one month in advance to secure reservations at the French Laundry. Be sure to arrive early and tour the gardens where much of the organic produce is grown.The presentation, the service and exquisite food make for a memorable evening. Highlights included oysters and pearls, foie gras, and sumptuous desserts. If dining late, ask for a tour of... More 

Thank Loriju
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Everything about the experience was just... so-so. But one thing's for sure, TFL is subpar compared to other 3 Michelin star restaurants. We're convinced that Michelin ratings are much more lenient for US restaurants as opposed to those in EU/Japan - San Sebastian is our playground and TFL doesn't come close for a legit comparison, that's how big the discrepancy.... More 

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New York City
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48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We had a large group of folks in a 2nd floor private room. Without a miss, the staff handled everyone's preferences elegantly and discreetly. The wine pairing was perfect. The Ohio contingent of servers was a delight as several in our party were Buckeyes. Highly recommended! (obviously!)

Thank NYCTravelMan
Seattle, Washington
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I have been to several Michelin 3 star restaurants and this was our least favorite. Why the 3 stars then? We went there with another couple and they seemed to enjoy the experience. Not sure if they REALLY enjoyed the food but they acted like it. Out of the various dishes served, only 1 or 2 were... More 

1 Thank Imbuhira
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

This was on my bucket list on places to visit. The experience was outstanding. The service was impecible. From the moment you walked in there you were treated like a true guest. The taste of the food was mouth watering and you anticipated the next. The entire experience took about 3 hours to fully enjoy it. This was worth every... More 

Thank traveljunkie04056
San Francisco, California
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

had visited this restaurant with a friend from napa , had to make bookings month in advance & it was ance experience

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42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

In October 2015 my best friend and I decided to spoil ourselves with a little trip to Napa. One of our first reservations was at the legendary French Laundry. We tried not to eat a lot during the day but still had a hard time finishing all our food. We enjoyed everything on the menu and I still dream of... More 

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Napa, California
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48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you want the ultimate in fine dinning go to The French Laundry. Don't expect to rush. Last time we went to The Laundry it was nine courses and we arrived at 5:30 and finished at 9:30. It is a bit expensive but worth every dollar.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$50 - $240
French, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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
    (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?