The French Laundry

Yountville, US

50Best Accolades
  • Best of the Best
  • World's Best Restaurant 2003 and 2004

Considering its alumni, one might wonder if The French Laundry is a restaurant or a chef training academy. Many of the world’s best have cut their teeth here: from Alinea’s Grant Achatz to Noma’s René Redzepi and Benu’s Corey Lee. Thomas Keller’s flagship has been one of the most difficult bookings in America for 25 years, thanks to impossibly perfect French technique and the pristine local ingredients making up his marathon tasting menus. It also topped the 50 Best list back to back in 2003 and 2004. The picturesque Napa Valley setting puts the whole experience over the top.

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6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599


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