Fodor's Expert Review The French Laundry

$$$$ Yountville American Fodor's Choice

Inside an ivy-laced old stone building and atop many a Napa Valley visitor's bucket list, chef Thomas Keller's destination restaurant lives up to the hype with intricate yet not overthought cuisine. Some courses on the two prix-fixe menus, one of which highlights vegetables, rely on luxe ingredients such as white quail; others take humble elements like carrots or fava beans and elevate them to art.

American Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

6640 Washington St.
Yountville, California  94599, USA


Known For:
  • Signature starter "oysters and pearls"
  • "supplements" like white truffles, caviar, and Wagyu beef
  • Superior wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Thurs., Reservations essential wks ahead, Reservations essential, Jacket required

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