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The French Laundry

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6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599-1301 (Creek Street)
+1 707-944-2380
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 13:00
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Napa, California
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47 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Having earned a well deserved reputation for excellence in fine dining, the French Laundry is arguably one of the best in California, if not the world. Chef Thomas Keller's cuisine is creative, playful, delicious and memorable. Oysters and Pears is such an example, creamy tapioca "sabayon" and oysters served warm with white sturgeon caviar. Truly brilliant. The menu changes daily... More 

1 Thank napasyrah
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65 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 100 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We visited the French Laundry while on a couples trip to Napa. The restaurant is intimate and cozy, but the service was lacking from the start. We sat at the table for 5-10 minutes before the staff started filling our water, etc. Both my friend and I were wearing black, and we not ever offered a black napkin, even though... More 

1 Thank Elizabeth37
Brisbane, Australia
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148 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Low lights, intimate dining, celebrity chef material. High professional quality in preparation, presentation and taste. We were unhurried through a range of small dishes with a memorable wine list (matching suggestions which were on the money). Liked the explanation of the courses. Treat yourself.....not cheap.

Thank GastronomicusNZ
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Excellent in every way - from the stroll through the organic garden across the road ( inc the chickens in the hen house) to an amazing culinary and wine experience - our lunch will be remembered as one of the best ever. Wait staff were warm, friendly and attentive, stemware, tableware, linen, ( inc the famous iconic wooden peg) and... More 

Thank Sherdale343
New York City, New York
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57 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Starve yourself the day of your dinner, because you are going to need room in your stomach for this unparalleled dining experience. Recently celebrated a few special events with another couple. Between the four of us, there were a few dietary restrictions that we notified the restaurant about in advance, and the menu was pre-prepared to accommodate our needs. The... More 

Thank Dan U
Brussels, Belgium
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254 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 131 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

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 

Thank imforestgirl
Louisville, Kentucky
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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789 reviews
475 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank USCKaboom
Pleasanton, California
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467 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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 

Thank SKG109
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks 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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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
US$50 - US$240
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
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?