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The French Laundry.

Restaurant of a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux in the country. United States,Yountville

Unique in the world: in order to maximise surprises, no single ingredient is ever repeated in a meal

Michael Minnillo, Maître de Maison, presents the property:

Grand Chef Thomas Keller’s technique has become so famous that Pixar studios called upon his expertise when making the film “Ratatouille”. The revised ratatouille served at the end of the film is Keller’s invention. At the heart of Napa Valley, this chef, whose restaurant Per Se is among New York’s top culinary landmarks, has created one of the best restaurants in California. Working closely with Grand Chef Keller, and the best producers in the region, chef de cuisine David Breeden and his team concoct minimalist dishes. Products such as oysters and truffles are savoured in “sequenced meals” where in order to maximise surprises, no single ingredient is ever repeated in a meal. There is a new menu every day and the herbs and vegetables come straight from the culinary garden.


Disabled access

Car park

Children not allowed

Air-conditioned restaurant


The French Laundry,
Relais & Châteaux Member since 1998

6640 Washington Street

Yountville - California
94599 United States

Tel.: + 1 707 944 2380

Fax: + 1 707 944 1974

Owner: Thomas Keller
Maître de Maison: Michael Minnillo
Grands Chefs Relais & Châteaux: Thomas Keller & David Breeden

How to get there?

From Napa, take Hwy 29 N, exit Yountville/Veterans Home, turn right at the stop sign. Go left on Washington St. Stay left, a half mile north to 6640 Washington at Creek St.

San Francisco (Intl) 120 km / Oakland (Intl) 100 km

Train station
Albany 50 km

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Weekly closing :

lunch from Monday to Thursday.

Annual closing :

Closed for renovation until late summer or early fall 2015.
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