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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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17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 13:00
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Greenville, South Carolina
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We have eaten in 18 Michelin three stars. This place is not close. The only thing French about it is the name - the food is Haute American. The tasting menu is just OK but at $310 is way overpriced. The wine list is both very expansive and expensive. After all the difficulty in getting a table I expected more.... More 

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Bay Area, California
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22 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Before going, I heard so many mixed things about the French Laundry, about how it was the best but then how it's gone downhill that made me worry... Once I was there though, each dish blew me away. Each dish would've been the standalone signature dish at another fine dining restaurant, except these came in a row, each better than... More 

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1 Thank JosephineGia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is absolutely beautiful and food was incredible. The chef is incredible and it shows in his food what an amazing experience.

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Thank Bob S
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4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. My two college girlfriends and I ate at FL three nights ago and I still can't believe it happened. What an experience! We were only able to get a reservation at 8:45 so we were pretty hungry when we got there. We had to wait for our table for 5-10 minutes, but we had the most yummy rose champagne... More 

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Thank Maggie D
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I went to the French Laundry with a couple of friends. The first thing I must throw out about this restaurant is that it is incredibly difficult to get a reservation, but the wait is definitely worth it! They offer a nine course meal and two menus to choose from: one with meat, one without. All of... More 

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1 Thank Kally F
Richmond Hill, Canada
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12 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was invited to a nice French Restaurant for a very nice pre fix dinner. It is expensive $310 per person before tax and tip but it is worth it to try. The wine was amazing.

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Thank Viana W
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The restaurant looks classy and cozy, which I like for a nice restaurant, other than that, it's all nightmare. We started dinner at 5 pm, and we've already finished the dinner at 7:45, 8 courses in just 2.5 hours is just too fast. The food was prepared nicely, but I wouldn't say it is a 3 stars quality. With no... More 

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1 Thank 649calc
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

What a treat. Fantastic food with wonderful wine pairing. The staff listened to our preferences of taste and budget for wine and paired them wonderfully with our food. The goodies at the end were delightful as was the tour of the brand new $10m refurb kitchen. It was interesting to see the chefs working around a table discussing what tomorrow's... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

While the food was quite good, the pretentiousness of the staff, from the seater to the waitstaff and particularly the sommelier was disappointing. At one point, one of the people at our table poured his own wine, much to the chagrin of the sommelier, since he was passed up every time a pour was made. We were a party of... More 

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1 Thank Elliott S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Tried to get reservations secured but only was successful at getting on their waiting list a month before our trip to CA. We lucked out and got a call from the staff as there was a last minute cancellation and jumped on the chance to have dinner- plus it happened to fall on my birthday. Every detail was done to... 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
US$ 50 - US$ 240
Cuisine
French, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
Monday
17:30 - 21:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 21:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 21:00
Thursday
17:30 - 21:00
Friday
17:30 - 21:00
11:00 - 13:00
Saturday
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?