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 continue to remain at their pinnacle. In fact this may be known as the greatest cooking space in America, as every aspect of the setting 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 in our lifetime. Choose from two seasonal tasting menus, including a vegetarian option. Both feature products from boutique purveyors. Dinners may highlight signature oysters with white sturgeon caviar in a warm sabayon studded with tapioca pearls, or Scottish sea trout with avocado mousse and a sorrel- and sesame-miso vinaigrette.

Located along a winding road, The French Laundry is the very picture of bucolic charm with ivy creeping up its stone façade and a tastefully decorated dining room.

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  • o Three MICHELIN Stars: Exceptional cuisine, worth a special journey!
  • MICHELIN Green Star: Gastronomy and sustainability
  • õ Extremely comfortable restaurant; one of our most delightful places
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
  • Oysters and pearls
  • Elysian Fields Farm lamb with crispy chickpea panisse
  • Banana ice cream with lime

Facilities & Services

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


+1 707-944-2380
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Monday-Thursday

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