The French Laundry
French-American fine-dining destination
French · $$$$
The Zagat Review
4.9
Food
4.7
Decor
4.8
Service
 
"Consistently" "superior" standards continue to mark Thomas Keller’s fine-dining "nirvana" in Yountville, which "awakens the senses" with "soul-satisfying" French-American tasting menus paired with "amazing" wines and served with "formal" flair in a setting that "oozes class and sophistication" ; the "otherworldly" "event" ( "plan on three to four hours" ) requires "scads of money" and scoring reservations can be "hair-raising" , but the payoff is an "astonishing meal" "you’ll remember the rest of your life."
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hours Open Today · 5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Chevron
Monday
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Friday
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
 
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Saturday
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
 
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Sunday
11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
 
5:00 PM - 8:45 PM
location 6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599, United States phone +1 707-944-2380 website www.thomaskeller.com directions Get Directions
Known For
Fireplace
Celebrity chef
Special occasions
Lunch
Zagat Mentions of The French Laundry
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Google Reviews
4.5
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Hands down the best dining experience my wife and I ever had was here at French Laundry. The service was kind and friendly. The atmosphere was warm and welcoming. The food was flawless. If you are seeking the perfection of technique in cooking, this is the place to go to. My recommendation is that if you are lucky enough to get a reservation here, book another reservation for a nights stay.
Mike Tong · May 18, 2018
We came here for the "Silver Experience" and overall it was a very good experience. From start to finish, staff here was very attentive and took good care of us. The meal took about 2 hours and 45 minutes from start to finish. Just tasting the food here you can tell the food took quite a bit of effort to prepare and was thoughtful with lots of technical skills involved. A few of their dishes was a bit salty for our taste but we still enjoyed it. The $125 supplement for the farm hen egg was very good but not something I would do again. The food came out in a very orderly fashion but I guess a restaurant of this caliper got the process down to a science. Their desserts sampler was one of the finest we had. The wine collection was extensive and we opted for the $45 glass which went well with the meal. As part of the "Silver Experience" we got to see the kitchen from the inside (you can actually see it from the outside as well. As you walk in, you can't miss the glass windows and the 12+ chef's bustling around.). It was a very informal tour as they let you stand by the entrance and marvel the multi-million dollar kitchen. It blows my mind how they kept everything so clean and so brand new. If I had to pay extra for the kitchen tour I would've opt out. You do get a signed cookbook by Thomas Keller (in fact the menu itself had our names on it and they allowed us to take it with us). As a special gift, we got a small box of cookies and a serialized silver plaque.
Eric Tam · March 13, 2018
It's french laundry, how can you possibly say anything negative? Well you can feel like you need to go get another job to pay the credit card bill but the experience is quite magical. I mean literally I can't think of a criticism: like they put my fork down too slow, I just have nothing. Ok wait. No. The wine pours were more than 7 oz. Oh wait no that's not a criticism....
Chris Stines · May 9, 2018