Bouchon
Bouchon

Bouchon

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bouchonbistro.com/
  • Phone: 7079448037
  • Hours of Operation:
    11:00am - 12:00am Monday until Friday
    10:00am - 12:00am Saturday until Sunday
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French
  • Executive Chef: Michael Sandoval
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please inquire about offsite catering with Cassie Sealing
  • Private Party Facilities: Bouchon can accommodate parties up to 18 people in the main dining room, Monday - Thursday. The restaurant is also available for buyouts.
  • Private Party Contact: Cassie Sealing 7079448037x413

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There is a small public lot and ample parking across the street - no charge.
A word from Bouchon
Highly acclaimed chef Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry) is behind this beautiful Yountville restaurant. Enjoy excellent French bistro cuisine in a dining room offering wonderful Parisian ambiance.

We invite you to visit Bouchon Bakery, an authentic, country-style boulangerie located next door Bouchon Bistro. The Bakery serves traditional French breads and pastries and is open from 7am - 7pm daily.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bouchon reviews from OpenTable diners
514 reviews since July 2, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (329)special occasion (245)notable wine list (212)romantic (168)great for lunch (157)great for outdoor dining (127)neighborhood gem (122)hot spot (119)great for brunch (93)good for groups (53)late-night find (23)vibrant bar scene (23)kid-friendly (17)scenic view (8)Show More
  • Randy
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was good but not as great as my two previous visits. The lamb was a bit bland and could have benefited from a veggie.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazingly delicicous
    OnolaVIP
    Dined on 10/27/2014
    A chef in San Diego recommended this restaurant and it was perfect. The food was decadent & delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    Fabulous food & loved the "house wine". Would be back in a heartbeat!
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Anniversary and 1st Night Away
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    My husband and I celebrated our 4th wedding anniversary and 1st night away from our 1 year old with a 1 night get-a-way to Sonoma & dinner at Bouchon. We were seated at a corner booth however about 10 minutes after we sat down a couple with their toddler were seated next to us. Now I'm not one to complain but we finally got a night away and we were sitting right next to this cute little one who kept reminding me of my own. Our server section was seated all at once and she very busy so she neglected us a lot. Our reservation was noted as a special occasion so I'm a bit perplexed as to why this scenario happened. Nonetheless the company is what makes the evening and my hubby and I had a wonderful evening and the cuisine was delectable.
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  • First time, excellent experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    Location, in the heart of Yountville. The food was great, my personal favorite was the caviar omelette special, made my taste buds tingle. Definately coming back here again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The Thomas Keller experience!
    Jeff
    Dined on 10/25/2014
    I've been here multiple times and Bouchon never fails to amaze. It's really hard to rate perfection. They deliver a French bistro experience like non I've ever experienced in Paris. Just like its big sisters, The French Laundry and Per Se, Bouchon impresses with its impeccable service and incredible food. We had the frisée salad and the croque madame, two of my favorites at Bouchon. The croque madame is the most perfect I've ever tasted. The brioche with which it's made is to-do-for and the fries served with it are sublime. If you want a taste of the Thomas Keller experience without the thousand-dollar bill and three-month wait from The French Laundry or Per Se, then Bouchon is the perfect pathway to nirvana.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First time
    Maria2014
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    It was a great experience. The food was excellent and it offers a romantic setting. We will return again.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Underwelmed
    Luvfoodnwine
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    Service was great. Salad was not edible. Everything else fantastic! Just wanted it to be great, but it was not quite it.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fish was undercooked
    StevensvilleJim
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    My wife and I dined here during a visit to Napa. Had high expectations given that this a Thomas Kellar restaurant. Everything was wonderful until I pointed out to my server that my monk fish was under cooked in the middle. She said she would show it to the chef and acted as if it was no big deal. We finished our meal and finally my wife asked, "Did you speak to the chef?" She replied very nonchalantly that she had spoke to him and he said nothing was wrong. My wife and I both looked at it before returning it to the chef and it was clearly under cooked. No big deal, these things happened. I was, however, offended by how the server handled it. No appology, no attempt to make it right. Obviously would never eat here again or recommend.
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  • Truffle Fries
    Foodie
    Dined on 10/24/2014
    The food was OK. There are a lot of great restaurants here. What really turned me off is I was asked "Do you want to upgrade your fries to truffle fries?" What I wasn't asked is "Do you want to upgrade you fries to truffle fries for $11?" I would of never thought it would cost $11. I was a little shocked and would of never done it for that amount.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Amazing restaurant
    FoodloverVIP
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The food, service and atmosphere combine to make this a magical experience. We have never enjoyed a restaurant more. It feels like you are in Paris. The prices were very reasonable. The attention to detail in everything was superb. Do not miss this place!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    The service and the employee's of this business are extremely passionate about what they do and know how to take care of customers when a situation happens. They took a potentially bad situation with a wine spill and made the evening and the experience better than expected. i highly recommend this restaurant to anyone.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good meal
    MartyVIP
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    Six of us had a gift certificate for Bouchon so we went together. The food was good. The music was very loud and had to ask it to be turned down. Service was good, but not overly present.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful evening
    Cookie
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    Wine list from the French Laundry. Food was terrific. Service was first class.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Steve Bercu and Ginger Lowry
    2worlddiners
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We enjoyed our lovely dinner at Bouchon. A+ on customer service, lively yet romantic ambiance and delicious food presented nicely. Really liked our waiter's approach and style.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • CathyVIP
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    We wish the spacing were just a bit better in here. The seating is practically on top of each other. Food was excellent. The beet salad however was one note and lacking in flavor and balance.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fabolous!
    Alissa
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Fantastic food! The best trufle fries I ever had!!!
    Special Features:
    hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • from Redding and San Francisco
    bbartlow
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Delightful servers, food and clientele. Very nice to us plain folk, absolutely not snobby about not ordering $850 bottles of wine. A wonderful experience.
    Special Features:
    hot spot, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Much Better
    foodking
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    After our previous experience here we were hoping things would go better on our next visit. Thankfully, things were much better. We dined earlier and pretty much had the place to ourselves which is a bonus if you enjoy a nice quiet dinner with your spouse. The oysters were superb and my wife's mussel entree was outstanding as well. As was my lamb shoulder with beans and a ton of garlic. Outstanding. Definitely visit Bouchon if you're in the area because they will take very good care of you.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Like being in Paris...
    DallasGirlDines
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Amazing and a favorite- have been year after year and it is always a perfect experience. The servers truly know how to guide you and the food is wonderful. (Not a great place for children- a bit fancy and small dining room.) Feels a lot like Europe to me! Make your reservations far in advance!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Enjoyed our visit
    Lovenapa
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Great food, knowledgable staff, and great ambiance. If you don't mind paying a little extra, you will enjoy Bouchon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Overrated and overpriced
    DaytonGalVIP
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    I think this restaurant is riding on former glory. Aside from an attitude of superiority beginning with the host who informed me that I wasn't in Kansas anymore, I feel that more than $350 for a bistro dinner for 3 for chicken, salad, wine by the glass and a totally flat pear tart for dessert is out of line. And to think I was disappointed that I didn't score a reservation at the Laundry. I would have easily spent $1000 for mediocrity.
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  • Delicious
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    The best meat i ever ate and the desserts was wonderfull
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1stepbelowFrenchLaundry
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Noiselevel very high, difficult for seniors to conduct conversations
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Winding down from hard week of work
    food1friend
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    I loved the patio for dining as I had my dog/kid with me. It was cold and did rain but we were kept warm with outdoor heaters and protected by awning! The commotion of deliveries really took away from the ambience for me, however. I was there at 12:30pm and stayed until about 2:30-3:00pm. The FOOD and SERVERS...EXCELLENT! Very spot on really cool people! I ordered the roasted chicken, it was perfect! I like it that it was a small chicken which indicates that it was humanely raised. The Brussels sprouts were beautifully caramelized....the squash was perfect! The servers' timing was spot on. I love the house red with that yummy tannin berry taste which was not too sweet lol I am a Chianti gal, so that was really a nice change.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We Love This Place
    TIFoodies
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My wife and I used to live within an easy drive of Napa Valley, and have had a couple of memorable visits to Bouchon previously. We moved to Florida a couple of years ago, and this was a nice mini-vacation back. Had dinner, including the best oysters on the planet, and fell in love all over again. This is truly one of our all-time favorite dining experiences. Can't wait to come back again. Actually, I think it is worth planning a trip around it...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A Different Experience
    foodking
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    My wife and I have been to Bouchon in Las Vegas many times. It is one of our favorite places to eat when we go there. We were looking forward to trying Bouhcon in Yountville with friends while we were here. We were disappointed in the restaurants small size and the noise level was off the chart and extremely annoying. We had a few problems with a couple of the dishes and one of our friend's entree had to be returned to the kitchen twice. She finally gave up. My bone marrow was cold but I ate it. My boudin blanc was nothing anyway near the quality of the same dish in Las Vegas. To the restaurants credit they did comp us all our entrees. We are planning on dinning there again this week. Hopefully the experience will be a better one.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and excellent service
    Hulagirl
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    Casual, great for a small group. Chicken pate was out of this world. Worth it to drive up from San Fran.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • TWO WORDS . . . OVER RATED ! ! !
    FoodiesGaloreVIP
    Dined on 10/13/2014
    The restaurant was good . . . but not great. A bit on the bland side and just dropping dish's off at the table (no passion) as they pass. The best French restaurant is just down the street (same side) no question about it . . . Bistro Jeanty.
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  • Gem in Yountville
    Thrilled
    Dined on 10/12/2014
    Excellent restaurant we visit at least twice every time we're in Yountville. Love this place.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great experience
    Mstrong73
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was my second trip to Bouchon and it was excellent both times. The service is excellent, we had no less than 3 people servicing our table. Everyone was knowledgeable and happy to answer questions. The food is top notch and truly shows what it means when people talk about attention to detail. My wife got the rainbow trout, with just the chard and sun chokes it would have been an excellent dish, the slight addition of sunflower seeds added a texture and flavor that put it over the top
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Michelin one star
    FamousChefVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    I always wondered what that Michelin star meant. Our food was quite good. Now on to one of Kellers other restaurant The French Laundry, which has three Michelin Stars. We'll let you know what we thought of it too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner was fantastic!
    SolanaBeach
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    We had dinner at Bouchon on Friday evening, October 10th. The service was excellent...the food was wonderful!! We can't wait to return one day to try more of the yummy culinary delights!! Thank You.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Não vale a fama!
    Aaortolan
    Dined on 10/9/2014
    Nada demais... Existem opções melhores... Não vale o preço !
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    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Excellent.
    araujo
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    Excellent food. Excellent ambiance. Excellent service. Excellent wines.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointed
    Petitesyrah
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    My husband and were looking forward to this restaurant, but unfortunately it was not that great. Too rushed, service was below average, food was mediocre, and far too salty for the price and the expected caliber of the restaurant. We ordered truffle fries on the recommendation of our server, and they were good, but when we got the bill, they were $18. I mean they are fries! Two other fries on the menu were only $7. Hmm.... There are better places in the area that provide much better value and service. On a side note, if you chose this Restaurant because you are Celiac and Have a gluten allergy and thought because they make the Cup4Cup flour that they would at least have gluten free bread, they do not. Not GF friendly.
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  • carola
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    We had an excellent dinner at the Bouchon Restaurant while we were in Napa Valley. The food and wine were delicious and the service couldn't have been better. We will definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    JohnOPSVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    The service, while very friendly and professional, was so rushed that it felt like the main goal was to turn as many tables as possible in the shortest period of time. This was combined with dreadfully inconsistent food. One exceptional lamb shank and one steak frites with beef that, while cooked perfectly, had the consistency and flavor of a medium-rare work boot. As a high end, relaxing lunch venue when visiting the Napa Valley, Bouchon completely missed the mark.
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  • girlstrip
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Fouth time at Bouchon. Always worth it. Visit during busy harvest season, restaurant was packed & very loud. Dined outside less noise, great evening. Had Gnudi for appetizer (pasta special of the day), so delicious!! Main dish Gigot d' Agneau (roasted leg of lamb with flageolet beans, garlic confit & thyme scented lamb jus, (outstanding melt in your mouth). My friend had the Rainbow trout which was also delicious. I'm sure there aren't any bad choices on the menu. Duck Confit always a great choice, had that on previous visit. Highly recommend if in Napa, located in beautiful Yountville. Definitely suggest reservations.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friday October lunch
    NormingVIP
    Dined on 10/3/2014
    Great food as expected by service was not as it should be. Nice waiter but he was overwhelmed. We waited 25 minutes for our drink order and much too long for our check.
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    • Noise LevelModerate