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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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Monee, Illinois
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132 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today 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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58 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 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 2 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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Poway, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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Princeton Junction
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6 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW 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 8 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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Dallas, Texas
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This meal was a wedding present from my mom. We went for lunch and the food absolutely stands up to the hype. I still dream about how amazing this experience was for my husband and I. Definitely worth the wait. Is it expensive, yes. But you will never have another dining experience like it. So worth it!!

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Pinehurst
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was worth the 550+ calls my wife, I, travel agent and hotel concierge made to secure a reservation at this 17seat institution. It truly is a culinary landmark and deserves the accolades. And, it would be hard to imagine how to improve upon food, decor and service. Tyson was fantastic in his role in highlighting Mr. Keller's innovations. We... More 

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Westport, Connecticut
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service and food are over the top! From the minute we were outside the restaurant until the minute we left, we felt welcomed and appreciated by everyone we encountered. Each food course was excellent. Wine selections were perfect. Kitchen tour after our meal was a perfect ending to an evening. We definitely recommend for those with the means. Not inexpensive.

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Calgary
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

You won't eat like this again and you can't compare it to anything. It's perfection of sight sound smell and touch. Perfection is hard to say. It's perfect. Great job. Anyone involved should be proud to work there.

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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
Special occasions, Local cuisine, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?