S.F. Bay Area — California
Yountville, Napa Valley
French Laundry ****
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American / French Influences
Description & Atmosphere
Built in the 1890's as a French steam laundry, today the French Laundry is considered
one of the nation's
most highly-acclaimed restaurants — it was twice named "the best restaurant in the world." Dining here is truly a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you will talk about for years.
French country restaurant is housed in a rustic two-story stone
building, surrounded by lush gardens, in
the heart of Yountville. Don't come here to eat if you're in a hurry the dinner
pace is leisurely... so that you can savor every amazing bite. Years ago, during our first visit to the French Laundry, we enjoyed
their garden courtyard between
courses. During a recent visit, our dinner lasted four hours — truly an joyful experience :)
Try to arrive at the French Laundry a little earlier before your meal so that you can visit their beautiful garden and take pictures — it makes a great memento.
Critically-acclaimed Chef/Owner Thomas Keller (winner
of consecutive James Beard Awards — as Chef
of the Year, is the
American-born chef since 1900 to hold multiple three-star
Michelin ratings. He was named the "World Master of
Culinary Arts," the "first
ever" recipient of the Wedgewood Awards a new
Culinary Award that pits the
world's best chefs against each other
topping 70 International Chefs.
The restaurant was also voted "Best Restaurant
and South America" — and
the "4th Best in
the World" in a poll published by Restaurant magazine.
The French Laundry offers two menu selections
(each priced at $250) that change on
a daily basis:
- 9-Course Prix-Fixe
Chef's Tasting Menu
- 9-Course Prix-Fixe
Vegetable Tasting Menu
A Gastronomic Delight
Be sure to come with an appetite. During a recent visit, we each opted for the 9-Course Prix-Fixe Chef's Tasting Menu — it's a lot of food, especially with a few extra treats in between the nine courses, but each bite is a gastronomic delight.
From the very first taste (Salmon Tartare on Crème Fraiche, wrapped in a delicious crispy sesame cone) to the last bite, the food is absolutely sensational — and each plate is a work of art. We can't wait to go back again!
Eating at the French Laundry is more than just a meal — it's an amazing dining experience... and sure to bring a smile to your face :) It's also very expensive, but well worth
World-Renowned Restaurant & Wines
The French Laundry is
world-renowned for its creativity, fresh seasonal ingredients (they grow all their own produce in the garden across the street, pictured below),
incredible gourmet cuisine, fabulous presentation (each dish is a work of art),
and impeccable service — and wait until you see their 100+ page wine list!
As you might expect, the French Laundry also offers a superb wine
list (over 104 pages) — including
variety of fine wines from Napa Valley and
around the world.
The wines are extremely pricey, so be prepared. Don't expect to find any wine under $100 — on the high end, wine runs $10,000+ a bottle!
Celebrate a Special Occasion
Its intimate setting makes the French Laundry a
perfect choice for celebrating a special occasion with a loved
one or good friends. It's also a great place to entertain VIP clients and
or to reward
your Top Performers.
Seating is available on two levels — the ground floor also features a small cozy stone-walled
semi-private dining room, located
just off the main dining area.
Private Dining Room
Reservations for the restaurant's Private Dining Room (located upstairs), can be made up to one year in advance — it overlooks the garden courtyard and seats up to 10 people.
Private Parties & Events
The French Laundry offers exclusive use of its entire restaurant for up to 60 guests. Call 707-944-0456 for more info and availabilty.
During the Summer months, the outside
Garden Patio is available
for hosting a private event for
Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-1pm
Reservations are essential.
The French Laundry accepts reservations two months in advance via phone or online (walk-in reservations are no longer
The Reservations Desk is open daily 10am-5:30pm.
Make Your Reservations online through OpenTable.com.
be disheartened if it takes
a while to get through on the phone the
restaurant is extremely popular.
Jackets are required for
both lunch and
Ties are optional. No jeans, t-shirts, shorts, or tennis shoes.
Gift Certificates (minimum amount of $250) are also available for purchase.
Street parking. Most Yountville hotels, inns and B&Bs
are within easy walking distance.
Prix Fixe $250 per person (service included)
+ Tax and Wine
More Info & Google Map
6640 Washington Street
at Creek Street
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Food aficionados will love the French Laundry — Bon Appetit!