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$$$$ Price range per person $75-150
6640 Washington St, Yountville
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Yountville, California, USA

If you happen to be near Yountville Park, you can go to this restaurant. If you like French cuisine, come to The French Laundry. You will be offered such food as perfectly cooked poached oysters, caviar and poached lobster, don't hesitate to try them. Most guests recommend trying tasty shortbread cookies, vanilla ice cream and chocolate truffles. If you want to try some good chardonnay, champagne or beer, this place is a nice choice for you. Come here and order great espresso, tea or cappuccino.

The intimate atmosphere of this spot allows guests to relax after a hard working day. The positive aspect of this restaurant is that the staff is cheerful. If you want to experience fabulous service, you should visit The French Laundry. A number of people find that the dishes have attractive prices. The decor at this place is described as spectacular. It's a three-star Michelin restaurant that is worth a special trip.

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I will keep this short , start with the service not a single person worked at that restaurant  truly understand what a good and genuine service really means and no one seemed to have any kind of experience , the service is barely polite and communication is broken really disappointing. The food once upon a time this was place to go to celebrate and count on a fantastic meal and was worthy of all three starts . Over the years it has been on a decline the food is over seasoned not one dish come together , I am not sure I also envy these new cooking technique, presentation is cold and distorted not one wow not one . And for me I have never cared for quantity of food  but I really don't like to leave a table and still feeling not satisfied, two people pay 1200 for a meal they better leave satisfied and none of us is really a big eater , we both left unsatisfied  . I am not sure who they are targeting as their customers,, these days . This is not a place for celebrating anything or a place to count on a good meal and a good time . I won't  take my grandmother to that restaurant anymore it lost its service, it's charm and it's food it really is sad for me unfortunately it's the truth .
I've always wanted to go to The French Laundry. It's been a bucket list destination for me for years. I've heard many things about it both good and bad. The bad is the price of admission. To reserve a table you MUST do it 3 months in advance. I waited to book my reservation on September 1 for December. You can get lucky and find an opening after the reservation start date opens but I'm sure you must be flexible or you may not get the number of seats you want. Any ways, I booked for 5 people and the first opening I wanted was already booked after a minute on their website. It goes by that quickly. I was able to get my second choice but the price of admission for 5 people was over $1000. Not a big shocker but if you're not aware of the prices that will definitely put a dent on your bank account. On to the good part. The experience. I've been to fine dinning restaurants but not like a 3 star Michelin restaurant. There's a dress code and for men you must wear a suit jacket. Not a big deal but this is not a casual run of the mill place. The ambiance of the restaurant was intimate. The place looked like a French cottage that was turned into the restaurant. Candle light on the table, the place excluded intimacy. We went for dinner in December so it felt cozy. The food was amazing. The menu had an option for vegetarian but I opted for the meat lover menu and it didn't disappoint. I'll ramble so I'll let the pictures do the talking. After dinner we were able to meet the chef and check the kitchen out. An experience I will never forget. If you ever get a chance to go here. Please go!!
When you have high expectation, you get nervous because you are worried that expectation will never meet the hype. Been dreaming of TFL when I was a teenager and I'm telling you, I was nervous but o-boy, it met every expectation. The space was beautiful, especially the kitchen. Service was incredible even when I had lots of questions. Dined on Sunday, December 15th. Server: Lindsay. We loved Lindsay but the entire staff was also amazing. Wine: Two of my friends got wine pairing but I got one sparkling and follow by a red. Both were perfect addition to my meal. Food: Everything was wonderful but I had my very favorites. Started with two amuse bouche, eight dishes and assortment of desserts. Everything was incredible but there are a few that stood out to me the most. **Oysters and Pearls: Something with the warm Sabayon and the Regis Ova Caviar was a bite of heaven. It was simply amazing. My friends got the supplement with includes lobster which was good and fancy but trust me with the oysters and pearls. So good! **Salmon Creek Farms Kurobuta Pork: I wanted to ask for more. So tender, so much flavor, along with all the fresh grown vegetables and sauce, went perfect with the entire dish. **Gougere: My first ever and wow, the best cheese dish I ever had. Smells as good as it taste. The Australian Black Winter Truffle Fondue was magnificent. Honestly everything was amazing and you will be blown away. I hope I make more money in the future to come back again. Thomas Keller, I have now eaten at all your restaurants in Yountville. Can't wait to explore your NYC restaurants!
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6640 Washington St, Yountville, California, USA
Сredit cards accepted Outdoor seating Booking Wheelchair accessible Parking No Wi-Fi No takeaway TV
Opening hours
SundaySun 11:00-12:30, 17:00-20:45
MondayMon 17:00-20:45
TuesdayTue 17:00-20:45
WednesdayWed 17:00-20:45
ThursdayThu 17:00-20:45
FridayFri 11:00-12:30, 17:00-20:45
SaturdaySat 11:00-12:30, 17:00-20:45
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