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MICHELIN Guide California

The French Laundry

  • 6640 Washington St., Yountville, 94599, United States
  • 350 - 450 USD • Contemporary, French
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MICHELIN Guide California

The French Laundry

  • 6640 Washington St., Yountville, 94599, United States
  • 350 - 450 USD • Contemporary, French
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

Over 20 years old and topping every foodie’s bucket list, Thomas Keller’s legendary destination still doesn’t miss a beat. The cuisine, staff and state-of-the-art kitchen embedded with the chef's renowned sense of purpose and functionality remain at their pinnacle. In fact this may be known as the greatest cooking space in America, as every aspect is carefully determined—from the counter height to the flowing lines of the ceiling. It's a meeting point of the past, present and future.

Chef Keller continues to pair classic French techniques with wildly fresh ingredients in a setting that is a perfect storm of restaurant greatness—we should all be so lucky to score a reservation here. His is a menu that pays homage to the seasons and underscores products from boutique purveyors.

Dinner may bring signature oysters with white sturgeon caviar in a warm sabayon studded with tapioca pearls, or Pacific shima aji tartare composed with puffed grains for texture and a vibrant tomato and jalapeño "chiffon" for (immense) flavor. Wolf Ranch quail is then presented with white asparagus and dark cherries; while "Coffee and Donuts" along with a box of handmade chocolates ends the experience on a sweet note.

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  • o Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
  • MICHELIN Green Star: Gastronomy and sustainability
The chef's commitment
Our restaurant is powered with an innovative solar and battery system, the Japanese “shou sugi ban” preservation method of wood treatment for the siding eliminates the need for toxic weatherproofing; a culinary gardener grows and harvests vegetables featured on the menu
— David Breeden

Facilities & Services

  • T Air conditioning
  • V American Express credit card
  • Booking essential
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted
  • } Mastercard credit card
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • N Particularly interesting wine list
  • { Private dining room
  • û Restaurant offering vegetarian menus
  • X Visa credit card
  • a Wheelchair access

Information

+1 707-944-2380
Opening hours
Closed: 1-24 January, lunch: Monday-Sunday

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