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Bouchon
Bouchon

Bouchon Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.bouchonbistro.com
  • Phone: (707) 944-8037
  • 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 (707) 944-8037 x413

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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFrench
  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked
Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/24/2014
  • "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."
    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"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/23/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/22/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/21/2014
  • "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"
    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."
    Dined on 8/20/2014
  • "Service was spotty. Booth was comfy. Food was decent."
    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."
    Dined on 8/19/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/18/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "Trip to Napa for some wine tasting included dinner at Bouchon. Food was great. Highly recommend. Wanted to try everything on the menu."
    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."
    Dined on 8/14/2014
  • "What an enjoyable experience. The food was fantastic, service superb and atmosphere casual and friendly. Will definitely be back."
    Dined on 8/12/2014
  • "It was great! We spent the day in Napa and finished it off with a lovely, fantastic dinner with amazing food & great ambiance!"
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/11/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/10/2014
  • "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!)."
    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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Enjoyed our late lunch. Pasta was excellent. Menu seemed limited."
    Dined on 8/8/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/7/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/6/2014
  • "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."
    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!"
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "Just an average dinner. Not up to our expectations."
    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."
    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."
    Dined on 8/5/2014
  • "We had heard SO many good things about bouchon and were completely Disappointed. We had three people, two ordered steak frites which we were told was the best around. When the food came out, the steak frites were rubbery and well done when they had been ordered med rare and med. long story short, they take them back, all the while the other girl has all but finished her quiche, and the manager unapologetically brings a plate of OLIVES to "hold us while we wait" (again, no apology). First of all, neither of us even eat olives..we hate them! He didn't even ask what we would like while we wait. So presumptuous, unapologetic for less than stellar food and service. If u claim to be best in America, u better well live up. Won't be back!"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "Bouchon lives up to the Thomas Keller reputation. Exciting food choices, great service and warm ambiance. This stretch of Yountville on Washiington St has lots of great restaurants to choose from...just allow some leeway for reservations and this is one NOT to miss. Also try Redds and Ciccio. French Laundry needs 2 months lead time. Try Auberge de Soleil up Rutherford Rd....exquisite meals and view from deck to die for and easy to get into for lunch..but ask for the deck, in day time and inside for night time. Splurge..your are on vacation Mon"
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "In the area we have had better food for less money. Don't go expecting French Laundry, it's a bistro and the menu is more simple. The food perfectly prepared, servers are experienced. If you are looking for traditional French bistro fare this is a great place."
    Dined on 8/4/2014
  • "We had our anniversary lunch last Sunday. Appetizers were superb - we had chicken pate, shrimp, cheeses, oysters. Everything was delicious."
    Dined on 8/3/2014
  • "Bouchon was amazing. The food and service were impeccable. The waffles were light and delicious. Perfect ambience for a nice Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 8/3/2014