Fodor's Expert Review The French Laundry

$$$$ Yountville American Fodor's Choice

An old stone building laced with ivy houses chef Thomas Keller's destination restaurant. Some courses on the two prix-fixe menus, one of which highlights vegetables, rely on luxe ingredients such as calotte (cap of the rib eye); other courses take humble elements like fava beans and elevate them to art. Many courses offer "supplements"—sea urchin, for instance, or black truffles.

American Historical Intimate Lunch Dinner $$$$ Fodor's Choice

Quick Facts

6640 Washington St.
Yountville, California  94599, USA

707-944–2380

www.frenchlaundry.com

Known For:
  • Signature starter \"oysters and pearls\"
  • Intricate flavors
  • Superior wine list
Restaurant Details:
Rate Includes: No lunch Mon.–Thurs., Reservations essential weeks ahead (call or check website for precise instructions)

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