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S.F. Bay Area — California
Yountville, Napa Valley
Yountville Restaurants

French Laundry ****
— Fun for Foodies

 

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French Laundry Reservations

Note: Reservations are accepted two months to the calendar date (60 days in advance) - it is always very difficult to get reservations.

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Cuisine:  Contemporary
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.

The quaint 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 strolling in 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.



Food
Critically-acclaimed Chef/Owner Thomas Keller (winner of consecutive James Beard Awards — as Chef of the Year, is the only 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 in North 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 it!

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!

Superb Wines
As you might expect, the French Laundry also offers a superb wine list (over 104 pages) — including a 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 guests... 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.

Garden Patio
During the Summer months, the outside Garden Patio is available for hosting a private event for 12-18 guests.

Hours
Lunch:
Fri, Sat & Sun 11am-1pm
Dinner:
Daily 5:30-9:15pm

Reservations
707-944-2380
Reservations are essential.
The French Laundry accepts reservations two months in advance via phone or online (walk-in reservations are no longer accepted).

The Reservations Desk is open daily 10am-5:30pm.

Make Your Reservations online through OpenTable.com.

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Don't be disheartened if it takes a while to get through on the phone — the restaurant is extremely popular.

Dress Code
Jackets are required for
both lunch and dinner service. Ties are optional. No jeans, t-shirts, shorts, or tennis shoes.

Gift Certificates
707-944-2380
Gift Certificates (minimum amount of $250) are also available for purchase.

Parking
Street parking. Most Yountville hotels, inns and B&Bs are within easy walking distance.

Service
Outstanding

Prices
Very expensive; Prix Fixe $250 per person (service included) + Tax and Wine

More Info & Google Map
French Laundry

6640 Washington Street
at Creek Street
Yountville

707-944-2380


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Food aficionados will love the French Laundry — Bon Appetit!

French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Napa Valley Wine Country

French Laundry in Yountville Restaurant

French Laundry Garden Patio, Yountville, Napa Valley

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French Laundry, housed in this rustic two-story stone building, surrounded by luch gardens, in the heart of Yountville, Napa Valley

Steve, Carrie, Barry and Alana in the French Laundry garden before dinner -- French Laundry, Yountville, Napa Valley, California

Snake River Farms "Calotte De Boeuf Grillée" with Morel Mushrooms, English Peas, Nantes Carrots, Spring Garlic, Bone Marrow Pudding and "Sauce Bordelaise" at the French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley, California
Snake River Farms "Calotte de Boeuf Grillée" with Morel Mushrooms, English Peas, Nantes Carrots, Spring Garlic, Bone Marrow Pudding and "Sauce Bordelaise"

Japanese Bigfin Squid with Cauliflower, Kumquat, Garden Radishes, Cashew and Ginger "Aigre-Doux" at the French Laundry, Yountville, Napa Valley, California
Japanese Bigfin Squid with Cauliflower, Kumquat, Garden Radishes, Cashew and Ginger "Aigre-Doux"

"Comté Réserve" with Artichoke, "Panisse," Piperade, Sylvetta Arugula and Caper Emulsion at the French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley, California
"Comté Réserve" with Artichoke, "Panisse," Piperade, Sylvetta Arugula and Caper Emulsion

Grilled Gulf Coast Cobia served with Hobbs' Bacon, Hearts of Romain, Red Beets, Hass Avocado and Tarragon Creme Fraiche - at the French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley, CA
Grilled Gulf Coast Cobia served with Hobbs' Bacon, Hearts of Romain, Red Beets, Hass Avocado and Tarragon Crème Fraiche

"Épaule De Lapin Farcie Aux Ris De Veau" with Swiss Chard, Yellow Peaches, Cipollini Onions, Pumpkin Seeds and "Sauce Périgourdine" at the French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley, California
"Épaule de Lapin Farcie Aux Ris de Veau" with Swiss Chard, Yellow Peaches, Cipollini Onions, Pumpkin Seeds and "Sauce Périgourdine"

Moulard Duck "Foie Gras En Terrine" with Juniper-White Honey, Brooks Cherries, Celery Branch, Piedmont Hazelnuts, Sorrel and Aged Balsamic Vinegar at the French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley, California
Moulard Duck "Foie Gras En Terrine" with Juniper-White Honey, Brooks Cherries, Celery Branch, Piedmont Hazelnuts, Sorrel and Aged Balsamic Vinegar

"Crémeux Aux Fruits De La Passion" with Silverado Trail Strawberries, Pistachio "Pain de Géne" and White Chocholate Sorbet at the French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley, California
"Crémeux Aux Fruits de la Passion" with Silverado Trail Strawberries, Pistachio "Pain de Géne" and White Chocholate Sorbet

Alana and Carrie enjoying a meal (with Barry and Steve) at the French Laundry in Yountville, Napa Valley, California

The French Laundry grows their own fresh seasonal ingredients - veges and herbs - in the field across the street in Yountville, Napa Valley, California

French Laundry front door and surrounding gardens, Yountville, Napa Valley

French Laundry has won numerous prestigious Dining Awards.

Stroll in the French Laundry's beautiful gardens between courses

French Laundry Restaurant Garden Walk During Dinner

Outside side view of French Laundry in the heart of downtown Yountville, Napa Valley, California

French Laundry Table for Two in Restaurant

Inside one of the dining areas of the French Laundry, Yountville, Napa Valley, California

Inside small private stone-walled room at French Laundry, Napa Valley, California

 

Flowers at front entrance inside French Laundry, Yountville, Napa Valley

 

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