Napa and Sonoma Restaurants

The French Laundry

  • 6640 Washington St. Map It
  • Yountville
  • American
  • Fodor's Choice

Known for

  • Signature starter "oysters and pearls"
  • Intricate flavors
  • Superior wine list

Published 07/06/2016

Fodor's Review

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.

Restaurant Information


6640 Washington St., at Creek St., Yountville, California, 94599, USA

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Restaurant Details:

  • No lunch Mon.–Thurs.
  • Reservations essential weeks ahead (call or check website for precise instructions)

Published 07/06/2016


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