The Best Yountville Restaurant
Dine in one the Best Restaurants in Yountville and the World: The French Laundry.
The French Laundry is one of the best restaurants in the world. With Three Michelin Stars it is a meal you will not forget. Chef’s daily nine-course tasting menu and nine-course vegetable tasting menu highlight French technique and the finest quality ingredients available.
Chef Thomas Keller visited Yountville, California, in the early 1990s to find a space to fulfill a longtime culinary dream. Keller wanted to establish a destination for fine French cuisine in the Napa Valley. In his travels, he came across a rustic two-story stone cottage, that would become the famous The French Laundry.
Originally built as a Saloon in 1900 by a Scottish stonemason, the building later served as a residence, and then was converted in the 1920s to a French steam laundry. In 1978, town mayor Don Schmitt and his wife Sally renovated the structure into a restaurant. Thomas Keller purchased The French Laundry in 1994.
The French Laundry has received numerous honors and accolades. Most recently, the Michelin Guide San Francisco awarded The French Laundry their highest rating of three stars. This is the sixth year in a row The French Laundry has received three stars.
In 2006, the James Beard Foundation gave The French Laundry the highly coveted Outstanding Restaurant Award and awarded Chef Thomas Keller Outstanding Restaurateur in 2007.
Through The French Laundry’s menu, which changes daily, the restaurant commits itself to creating classic French cuisine with the finest quality ingredients. There is also a similarly intense focus on impeccable guest service.