6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA | Directions 9459938.404426 -122.364767
Monday To Thursday From 05:30 PM To 09:30 PM Friday To Sunday From 11:00 AM To 01:00 PM Friday To Sunday From 05:30 PM To 09:30 PM
I'm not sure what there is to say about The French Laundry that hasn't been said. It remains the definitive luxury restaurant experience in America, the standard by which all else is judged. If you want modernism, It's Alinea; if not, The French Laundry. End of story.
Always Impressed – I've been once again for dinner and was as happy as the last time I was in Napa. This is a great locale for a special night. I had a wonderful dinner for two with an absolutely charming server who took care of us from beginning to end. We really didn't have to ask for anything as our server was attentive while not being bothersome.
The ambience of the restaurant is great. It is classy and elegant and lends support to any special evening. I have to admit, the two wonderful wine bottles suggested were fantastic. Finishing the night was terrible, as we would have happily eaten another course... but we were extremely full!
Thanks for another wonderful evening.
Best Food ever! – This restaurant has the best food and best service. It was worth the price. A meal at the french laundry will be a meal remembered forever. Everyone should dine here once in their life. Make shure you make reservations 2 months to the day in advance.
The best restaurant!! – The perfect tasting menu!
Expensive but worth all the money. Bring your wine (can not be on their list) and pay the corkage. Excellent wine service
Best Restaurant In The World – ABSOLUTELY the best meal I have ever had. We had the Chef's Tasting Menu where each course is complimented by exquisite wine. I have never had fish, caviar, oyster or lobster before in my life because usually the smell of seafood is a huge turn off. I tried all the above during my meal at the French Laundry and loved every bite. The service was perfected down to a science where every little detail is carefully addressed. This is the place to be for that extra special occasion or just when you want to be pampered like never before!
Dazzling, Innovative, Perfect; all words I would use to describe The French Laundry. Even though Thomas himself insists '...there is no such thing as perfect food, only the idea of it'. Good luck getting reservations unless you're a local. However, for the privileged, Thomas Keller will 'wow' you beyond belief. This is by far my favorite restaurant. Yountville alone is worth the short drive; but when paired with evening reservations here, it's a must do...
It is a heavenly experience – We have been to French Laundry twice in the past. I'll go anytime if I can get a reservation. The food is cooked perfectly, and the flavor is just unbelivable. I had foie gras prepared in four different way in one dinner, and they were all extraordinary. We asked the waiter to suggest a wine, and the wine went very well with the food. French Laundry has great wine selection, and they will find the wine to complement your dishes.
Best Dining Experince Ever – I'm a big foodie, I've been to Charlie Trotter, True, Pump Room, I even got the chance to eat at all the five restaurants in AOL Time Warner building prior to their opening but The French Laundry was the pinnacle of all my dinning experiences. Thomas Keller created an 18 course 40 different plate five hour dinner Service was excellent and everyone was knowledgable. The Wine list was incredible. No doubt a dinner to write home to.
Still the best... – This is still be far my favorite restaurant. I just got back from New York and dined at Daniel, among other top restaurants. In the Bay Area, I have had the fortune of dining at Gary Danko and Masa's. The French Laundry, although a very close call, I think still tops the charts with these other exquisite restaurants.
French Laundry the benchmark – On a recent 2 week vacation to France, Paris, and 10 days touring Dijon, Lyon, Nice, Perrigord and other cities and making sure to make two months ahead of time reservations at Paul Buccasse and other well known places like Alain Ducasse, the French Laundry with Thomas Keller is still my benchmark 10 for French food. Only establishments in France were able to be in the 9 area. Every dish on the constantly updated tasting menu will "wow" you and that is a rare accomplishment for any resturante to achieve.
The only thing to keep in mind is that this place every day of the year is booked two months to the day. Also do not take someone not very special as this dinner will be ingraved in your brain along with the memories of whom you were with.
Perfection! – My husband and another couple recently dined at the FL (10/18/2003), and we all agreed it was by far the most incredible dining experience we have ever had, including restaurants in France, NY etc. The staff was friendly, informative, and passionate about their work. After dinner we were taken and introduced to the kitchen staff, who were happy to answer questions. We are fortunate to live near the restaurant; however, there are concierge services that will stand in line for you for a fee of $50 and make a reservation for you (so stop whining about getting reservations!). I have waited years to eat at FL, and it was worth it. Also, this was a Saturday night and no one was waiting for a table, so whoever said they waited 1.5 hours was lying! I would rather eat there once a year, and never eat anywhere else.
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