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The French Laundry

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6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1301 (Creek Street)
707 944-2380
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5:30 pm - 9:00 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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Los Angeles, California
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

With an amazing reputation and extreme difficulty in getting choice reservations, I had impossibly high expectations for this restaurant. Despite that, as the many courses came out with one delicious bite after the next, I had to admit that amazingly my expectations were met and maybe exceeded. The service, the food, the presentation, the desert, the kitchen tour...it was such... More 

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Thank WorldWanderer2000
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I am very disappointed in the service at French Laundry. I'm flying in from Toronto with my boyfriend to celebrate our 25th birthdays, and booked the trip specifically with the intention of dining at French Laundry. One of our friends that was going to meet us in San Francisco had a family emergency and couldn't make it. We called to... More 

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Our party of four entered the French Laundry for our 5:45 reservation yesterday evening and left many hours later with my wife telling a passerby that it was "Worth every penny!" I thought for a few seconds about this - because it was A LOT of pennies - and then realized I concurred. The staff were a delight. Respectful, caring,... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Enjoyed the style of the food and presentation, option to choose between a vegetarian menu or the chef menu of the day . The desert at the end is the finale at a fire work . Complete different Style to compare to meadowood .

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Monee, Illinois
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143 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I felt that my visit to The French Laundry would be a once in a lifetime event. After the experience, I feel that if I were to go to Napa Valley again, I would try again to get a reservation. The service was elegant, the food was delicious and was presented beautifully. It was amazing from beginning to end, not... More 

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Holly Springs, North Carolina
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

It's been years that we had French Laundry on our bucket list & thanks to friends a reservation was secured! It was lovely, the service superb & of course the food an amazing gastronomic experience!

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Thank Testarosa
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We were so excited to learn that we were able to book a table for one of the three evenings in Napa. We have read and watched so much regarding this restaurant and TK's past experiences, we just had to do it. Well, we started the morning strolling down Washington St in Yountville, right past the sleepy two-story building with... More 

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Thank Ming Z
Poway, California
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We had to make 296 calls 30 days before our reservation but were able to dine here. A very nice experience. The service is over the top and the food is wonderful and beautifully presented. Be prepared to spend $$$. Well Worth everything!

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Thank JoKon110
Princeton Junction
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Thomas Keller runs a very efficient business with a menu which us out of this world. Never felt rushed, service was attentive. The highlight was to meet Chef Keller personally in his kitchen. He was very approachable and signed one of his books fir me as it was my birthday. He truly is a living culinary legend!! Highly recommend this... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Archaic booking system, which let us down. Booking(s) are only via telephone and then they had the audacity to say we did not have a reservation. I booked this in November 2015 and reconfirmed one month before travelling. We phoned whilst in San Francisco out of courtesy prior to the evening and the women denied any knowledge whatsoever of our... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
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
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
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: 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?