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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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Bouchon reviews from OpenTable diners
533 reviews since May 3, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
82% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (337)special occasion (251)notable wine list (209)great for lunch (185)romantic (180)great for outdoor dining (136)neighborhood gem (131)hot spot (115)great for brunch (111)good for groups (44)vibrant bar scene (27)late-night find (26)kid-friendly (24)scenic view (17)Show More
  • Overall very disappointing.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    Overcooked Steak Frites, tardy service, exhausted staff et al. Thomas Keller did you say? Or is it just August?
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A spectacular meal at Bouchon
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 8/25/2014
    We arrived at Bouchon the day after the earthquake that shook up Napa, and we were amazed that even after such a devestating experience, everything was still far beyond our expectations. The service was perfect, and the food was stupendous! I had high expectations, and they were still exceeded. If you're planning a trip to Napa, go to Bouchon. You won't regret it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, Poor service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We had dinner right after earthquake. We were so glad that the restaurant was open. Food was simple but tasty. But service was so off and too casual. Nice and warm service is very important for great experience of dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Bouchon review
    Bouchonaug2014
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    Our experience was overall very good, but we expected excellent. In order to be a michillen rated restaurant you should have it all- food, service, ambiance. Our server was rude, arrogant and put a damper on our experience. Her service was slow and she even forgot the coffee we had order. That is unacceptable at a michillen restaurant. I would not return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • G2LA
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    - food was more on the salty side, overall is good - service is excellent, everything we asked for was attended immediately - place is small and so all tables are packed next to each other
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointed, slippage
    Susan
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We have had stellar dining at Bouchon in the past, so were very disappointed this visit. Roast chicken lacked the crisp skin, supporting veggies a mush. Service was outstanding as always. Wines great. Ambiance is more boisterous than understated ( maybe it was all the baseball hats on diners that got to me). Perhaps a dress code? Anyway, not the previous magic we had experienced.
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great as always
    Paul
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    This is one of those restaurants that always pleases. The food was excellent. It was a little noisy, but not so one couldn't hear one's lunch guests.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Earthquakes and lunch.
    BenP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A highlight of our trip. Food and service was spectacular. The next day we got to fully experience the earthquake on the west side of Napa. Despite that horrible experience that makes me never want to comeback here, Bouchon will always remain a highlight of our trip and definitely be back for food and atmosphere.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouchon Lunch Experience
    SBFoodies
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    My wife and I had a delightful lunch at Bouchon. Food was great and menu had many choices from which to choose. Service was attentive. However, we have been to many restaurants with equally good food and service that did not have a Michelin star. We were not sure what Bouchon offered to give it the rating it has.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Restaurant in Yountville
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We were recommended by several friends to come here and we were happy we did! Bouchon is a true gem in the quaint town of Yountville. We took my uncle here for lunch and we were well looked after. The food, service and ambience were exceptional!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good restaurant in yountville
    kenmin5VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The food was very good but we found that the meat selections were very costly. What we had was good and not too overly priced
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing
    reggiesdadVIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    This is a superb restaurant with very French food updated with local products. The wine list, as in much of Napa, is extensive and the service excellent. It gets a bit noisy at times but is not loud enough to be disturbing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food but expensive!
    JessicaCoelho
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    We had indications for bouchon, we liked it, but it's to expensive! We had best dinners and lunches in Napa for prices more fair. The best plate we had was the pasta with avocado. The most different and valued one! We ordered steak too, but it was very normal.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Service was spotty. Booth was comfy. Food was decent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always good
    allyfVIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    Quite crowded and loud. Still it is an excellent resturant. This time we were there for lunch. It took a while to finish our meal. The main course came a lot later. That can be good if you are trying to space out your meal. However, be aware of it if you are on a tight schedule.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • diningout
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    So-so service.. Gave us nightly specials just as we sat down and then disappeared. Messed up a drink order. Water glasses were kept full.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good, but Michelin star? Really?
    ScottyVIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Four of us dined here to celebrate my wife's birthday. The experience was enjoyable, but not outstanding. Service was OK, except that three hot entrees were delivered together, and the fourth entree (cold, a salad) was delivered about 5 minutes later. We waited politely - but our food had cooled significantly by the time the fourth plate arrived. I'd have given only 2 stars for service, but the third star was redeemed because the young lady at the entry noticed that we were giving presents to my wife, asked if we were celebrating something, and arranged a complimentary peach cobbler. The food was good, but - in the opinion of all four of us - not superb, and certainly not Michelin star quality. The key question - would we return? Unlikely.
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  • Bouchon review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Excellent food choices, unique preparation. Fresh ingredients. Excellent wine choices from local to international. Reasonably priced for Napa. I would review as outstanding overall, except server was confused as to order and mixed up tables when presenting check.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Amazing
    Dozier
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Every time we head up to wine country we make a point to go to Bouchon. Exceptional food, great staff and all around wonderful restaurant. My only wish is that they would open another Bouchon in my home town. PLEASE BOUCHON PLEASE........LOS GATOS IS CALLING
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious but way too loud
    Rowena
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    I think we went on an exceptionally loud night, as my husband and I had to yell in order to hear each other. The service was a bit slow, especially from the bar, but the food was delicious.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Emmett and Barbara
    SacFoodies2014
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our experience at Bouchon was truly outstanding. Our waiter was punctual and professional. Our appetizers and entrees were exceptional. My trout almondine was the best I have ever had. The scene was vibrant and the experience was fabulous. We will go back in the near future.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Awesome
    CbellaVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Trip to Napa for some wine tasting included dinner at Bouchon. Food was great. Highly recommend. Wanted to try everything on the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Excellent food and service and we weren't rushed. All members of staff were friendly and efficient. The only down-side was the noise level, a little loud but probably to be expected with bistro dining.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Bistro Bliss
    MeatBallHead
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    What an enjoyable experience. The food was fantastic, service superb and atmosphere casual and friendly. Will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Its Not French Laundry
    ILoveFoodVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    It was great! We spent the day in Napa and finished it off with a lovely, fantastic dinner with amazing food & great ambiance!
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Fabulous food, but...
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    What an incredible meal! We had oysters, frisee salad, tomato salad, trout almondine, lamb special - fresh, delicious, wonderful! We also had the worst table in the restaurant (much apologizing from passing waiters), waited 30 minutes for oysters (waiter was a bit condescending) and there were flies buzzing about! Not what we've come to expect from such a well-regarded restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Buchon? No Bistro!
    MollyVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    The food was pretty tasty but it took a very very long time to be served. Overall not a bad experience but not a great one either. I sent back a corked glass of wine and we were charged for it none the less. Lunch for two was a little over 200.00 dollars before gratuity. I understand that we paid for Keller’s brand but we could have easily enjoyed a luncheon just as good and certainly less expensive at any of the surrounding restaurants.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The Absolute Best!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    We celebrated our friends wedding in Napa and on our last night we had the pleasure of dining at the world famous Bouchon Restaurant in Yountville and it did not disappoint. This Thomas Keller restaurant is easily one of the top 10 restaurants in the country. Everything was absolutely amazing. The service, ambiance, food and wine list were all on par with it's Michelin star rating. If you are in Napa, it's a must try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good, but very loud.
    RoadTripper2
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Was not expecting it to be so very loud. The coffered ceilings are lovely, but they amplify the noise in the dining room and make conversation quite difficult. Weather permitting, get an outside table if possible. The trout amandine was spectacular and the saffron mussels were excellent. Portions are quite a bit more generous than I expecting for a fine dining establishment. I would have indulged in dessert if I hadn't been so full. Service was outstanding; attentive without being clingy.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome
    ChuckD
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Had never eaten at Bouchon or the bakery (which had a line out the door)..... Went there for brunch and it was a treat. My wife and I shared the chicken & waffles, croque Madame, and French onion soup. All were fantastic, cooked perfectly, and flavorful. The sauces for the chicken and the croque were to die for - perfect balance of richness and lightness. Service was perfectly attentive without being intrusive. We'll be back!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, hot spot, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • As special as it has always been...
    Marq04VIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    We had a fantastic dinner late on a Saturday night in August as part of our anniversary weekend in Napa Valley. The atmosphere was fun and relaxing. The lighting was perfect (not too bright) and you really felt like you were in some nice, high-end bistro in Marseille or Lyon. We have been here quite a few times and Thomas Keller has never disappointed us! It is really nice that all the wines are served at the proper temperature (56-60 degrees Fahrenheit for reds - room temperature in a medieval castle!).
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Fantastic
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    From start to finish, we loved it. The bread is out of this world, and we had the truffle risotto and chicken with waffles. scrumptious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 8/8/2014
    Enjoyed our late lunch. Pasta was excellent. Menu seemed limited.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful time for lunch
    letsgosomewhereVIP
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    We had a wonderful time having lunch on the patio. Our server was incredibly professional, attentive and knowledgeable. The food was great. The tables are close to others but it wasn't noisy. We would definitely return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Consistently fabulous
    RaffaVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Innovative, tasty and practical. We always top off a visit to the Napa Valley by fortifying ourselves with a terrific lunch to tide us over for the long ride home. The next door bakery is also terrific for sandwiches and goodies.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 1 Michelin star - IMPOSSIBLE!
    Blondie2846VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Its impossible that this place has one michelin star. Its like they wanted to give french laundry 4 stars, so they gave keller an extra star to throw at this one. While I understand that its a casual french brasserie, I expected the food to be really good, or at least up to the other Brasseries that I've been to. It wasn't at all. For each dish, the food was bland, or the flavors were muddled. So, AVOID this at all costs. There are so many better restaurants in the napa area, even if you're looking for a casual place with great food.
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Fabulous restaurant! Amazing food and wine!! It was our 10 year anniversary and we were treated so well. Excellent service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Paul
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    Just an average dinner. Not up to our expectations.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Did not dissapoint
    theswami
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    This was my first experience at a Thomas Keller restaurant. I consider myself a foodie to a small degree, so I had really high expectations. It did not disappoint. We ordered: - Devilled eggs - Mushroom Appetizer (Special) - Skate Wing - Roasted Chicken - Spottswoode Sav. Blanc. In terms of presentation, taste, temperature, texture - I could find nothing wrong. The vegetables especially had a crispness and freshness which I rarely experience (I assume the veggies come from their garden across the street or somewhere close). The uniqueness and balance of all the flavors in the dishes stands out - everything was memorable. If the French Laundry is better than this, it is clearly worth the trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Disappointing service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 8/5/2014
    You cannot find fault in the food, it was perfectly prepared and delightful. However, for a fine dining experience, the service was disappointing. Four of us dined, and we asked for separate checks for the two couples. Our server told us she would take care of that in the end (which she did not, and had to request again at the end). We ordered wine, one glass being a chardonnay, and all glasses showed up as a red. When we finally got our servers attention, there were no apologies, just a brisk removal of the wine for replacement. Our food came very quickly, all courses served at the same time. Plates were being requested to be cleared while we were still eating. Eat at Bay Area establishments all the time - this was unacceptable.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic