Bouchon
Bouchon

Bouchon

  • 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 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
497 reviews since July 26, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
83% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (332)special occasion (232)notable wine list (211)romantic (158)great for lunch (145)great for outdoor dining (122)neighborhood gem (117)hot spot (114)great for brunch (86)good for groups (51)vibrant bar scene (23)late-night find (21)kid-friendly (12)scenic view (7)Show More
  • WayneAZVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    Very nice wine list. Outstanding beet salad. Seafood entrees were very good and a very nice selection from the raw bar. The overall menu is outstanding, with a wide variety of offerings to satisfy anyone's palate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A San Fran gem...
    SnowedininToledoVIP
    Dined on 11/19/2014
    My wife came here on business for years, and had been bragging about how good it was. We extended our trip to Napa a day just to have dinner here. I was not disappointed. Food was creative, service was knowledgeable, and the old-school look of the place was timeless. Will definitely go back next trip.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • superb restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/18/2014
    one of the best restaurants I have ever been to. Will be back for more!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Fabulous Dining Experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our evening at Bouchon. We had a reservation but were very early so we decided to eat at the bar. The bartender was friendly and attentive and provided recommendations when asked which turned out to be great. The atmosphere was very conducive to socializing - we met and had pleasant conversation with 3 new people while we were there. And the food was outstanding! My husband had oysters, I had the poached egg salad and we each had the trout which was unbelievably delicious! I highly recommend Bouchon, especially if you're looking for really good food in the heart of Yountville - a very charming, romantic town. Thanks to the extraordinary staff at Bouchon - we had a wonderful time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Didn't disappoint!
    Wine500VIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    The bartender was informative & made good drinks. The food and our waitress was wonderful! Her recommendations were spot on and our food was wonderful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful lunch
    5starVIP
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    We hadn't been here in a year. I was pleased to see they had returned to the classic mussels & frites. They were superb. Service was okay, but a little inattentive. My husband still enjoys the French ham & cheese sandwich.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday brunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/16/2014
    My wife and I visited our daughter in California and invited her to Sunday brunch. We thoroughly enjoyed the experience; the food delicious and the service impeccable. We definitely recommend this restaurant- it's a must for anyone visiting the California wine country.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food, but...........
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    You'll want to be careful who you take here . If dinner conversation is your thing, learn sign language because it is BONE JARRINGLY LOUD. If this is an attempt to duplicate a French cafe "in every way" , count me out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wait staff seemed overwhelmed at times.
    shayna
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    I had to ask for water refills x3. It is very annoying to have wait staff hanging around to clear your plate for the next course when clearly you have not finished your salad. This is a common mistake made in many restaurants. Some people take their time eating a dish. Suggest some sensitivity training on this topic for all.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Napa and France Reach a Mutual Accord!
    FmCalifornia
    Dined on 11/15/2014
    Having traveled extensively, Bouchon has seamlessly and brilliantly captured the best of French cooking, culture and ambiance and married it to the best that Napa and California has too offer. Now, if our diplomatic relations could match this culinary accord we'd really have something! Our film entry in the Napa Film Festival won the Audience and Jury Award so all and all it was a perfect Napa weekend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bouchon is consistant.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    I've always considered Bouchon to be the little sister of Thomas Kellers French Laundry. She isn't as stuffy as her older sister, a little louder, but a great kid indeed...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, kid-friendly, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DisappointIng
    VivaciousVIP
    Dined on 11/11/2014
    We ordered appetizers and a bottle of wine... The wine never came and when we questioned the waiter, he couldn't remember what we ordered! He didn't take our entree orders until after we finished our apppetizers(without wine). And, when he finally took the entree order, we were disappointed that the special we wanted was sold out! The appetizers were very good, but the some of the entrees were just OK. Our waiter was disinterested and alouf. Our bill was close to $600. I think there are better dining choices in Yountville.
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  • Dinner was excellent, food was fantastic
    AlligatorTom
    Dined on 11/10/2014
    Big fan of Thomas Keller restaurants. Fresh seafood and French food is fantastic. Great for a romantic evening.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Want my money back
    Tulip
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    We were very disappointed, I was excited making the reservation at one of Thomas Keller restaurants but pate du jour with a dusting of white truffle was a rip off and tasteless , I'm a french culinary graduate, I know food. The waiter was rude and acted like he was doing us a favor. Shame:(
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  • Maryph2
    Dined on 11/9/2014
    Food has improved and is back to where it used to be.Mussels were excellent as was the steak and frys
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • kinda cramped
    PranjalVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    but worth it.. great food. We had the duck confit, cauliflower gratin, fondue and the gnocchi. It was american portions, took a lot of it home. the bread is to die for!
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Doesn't live up to the hype
    HMBFoodie
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    Makes you expect the best of the best. With three courses for two people they had six opportunities to delight. Failed on two definitely and one was marginal. Go to Cafe Jeanty instead.
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    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rude waiter
    SteveVIP
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    He had zero personality. I mean, zero. It was like he was angry we were there. Maybe he was trying to be efficient but it came across as rude.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Worth it
    Foodking
    Dined on 11/4/2014
    We were a little concerned after reading some of the recent reviews but, determined to see for ourselves whether Bouchon was worth it. It is. The service was top notch, the food was excellent and I do not feel that the tab was outsized. I had onion soup, then the mussels, with a glass of Napa Sauvignon Blanc. Sorbet after. Everything was delicious.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Started off with a bang
    SkindogVIP
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Great bread, oysters and a pork rillette set the tone for a wonderful meal. Unfortunately, the meal didn't deliver. The salmon was over seasoned and sauce too thick, and the lamb rather ordinary given our expectations set by the apps.
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  • Still Bouchon delivers the best
    GMCRR
    Dined on 11/3/2014
    Service, quality of food and wonderful wine pairings, Bouchon has it all. They improved the menu, expanded daily specials and still welcome you as friend. Bistro might be the description of this fabulous place, but it is so much more. It's a pleasure. Over the years they just get better. It's always a special event we we go...always.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • bom restaurante
    AlbertoM
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    Servico fantástico e fomos atendidos pontualmente no horario da reserva. Achei a comida apenas boa mas minha esposa adorou o prato de massa dela. O ponto negativo é o barulho.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Special was not Special
    crEATe
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    After enjoying a starter of chicken liver mousse that was spectacular, We were disappointed by a tasteless "special"... a bland white fish made blander by a pairing with cauliflower, carrots, and kale. There was nothing to add even a hint of flavor except the garnish of poached lobster meat. This single bite was the only redeeming feature of this unfortunate choice. The mussels, on the other hand, were excellent! We love Bouchon and have visited it four times on our wine country vacations... This has been our only unhappy experience.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • perfect experience
    Kathy
    Dined on 11/2/2014
    We went to Yountville with the specific objective of having my pastry chef daughter experience this Thomas Keller restaurant. Bouchon exceeded its reputation in all categories. Will make our way back again soon
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Food but....
    MarkVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    Had lunch at Buchon on a busy Saturday 11/1/14. Showed up at set reservation time, waited 15 minutes for a table with 4-5 tables for 2 within view sitting empty that entire time, fully set - frustrating, for sure. Table service also quite slow - 45 minutes for first course (soup). And pretty noisy. That being said, the food WAS really good - terrific soups (squash and French Onion) and the Pan-Seared Sea Trout with lobster over broccoli risotto was just outstanding. Would like to hope the service improves, but, then again, with food like that, we'll still be back next time we're in town...
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    fit for foodies
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  • OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    First time in for Saturday brunch and it exceeded expectations. The only complaint would be the outside seating area was fine until the heater went out and was unable to get re-lit. However, the service and the meal was fantistic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • HORRIBLE
    MajorDadUSMC
    Dined on 10/31/2014
    10/31. I had Gigot which was like pressed lamb out of a can on top of beans which resembled Campbells pork and beans and overpowered which was supposed to be lamb. Wife had a steak and fries. Steak was small with 0ver half the plate full of fries to camouflage the size of the steak. Told server with a reply of I will let them know.Recommend that you never recommend anyone to go there.
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  • Bouchon Brilliant again!
    Dae2000
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Amazing dinner...people...wine...evening! From the moment of entering the restaurant, until departure, the staff were amazing and the food showcased the best of fresh an ingenuity....brilliant all around.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Needs to have quality control
    Hogwild
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    My dish which was lamb and beans was overly salty. The beans were in a nice broth but were dry or old beans were used. I make a lamb dish almost the same and it is superior to the one I ate at this restaurant. The service was outstanding.
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    special occasion
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  • Disappointed
    cheztrueblue
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    Nice drive out from SF for lunch at Bouchon full of great expectations. Interesting but slightly confusing brasserie menu eg, confit duck with lyonnaise potatoes in not an entree but listed in the section which includes French onion soup. Our appetisers were a well presented goats cheese salad and the afore mentioned soup. Both executed well. My main course selection of Skate was over seasoned as was a side of fries. My wife's Roast chicken was fine. On reflection I should not have expected so much ..... It was simple food , 3 out of 4 dishes ok . Probably could think of 50 places in London or Paris with a better average at half the price ... $175 with tip incl 2 glasses Pinot noir and a beer.
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  • Losing it
    crikelVIP
    Dined on 10/30/2014
    The tables are too close together, the noise level is unbearable, the food was not exceptional especially considering the price. We are over it.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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  • 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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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and good ambiance
    Foodie05
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    The food was terrific, large portions that were too much for me and my boyfriend but very good. The place is small and very noisy but a great find.
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    fit for foodies, hot spot
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I'm a big Bouchon fan
    GFSueVIP
    Dined on 10/28/2014
    I just love Bouchon! The service is always stellar. The food is always fabulous! You can't go wrong unless you wait too long to make a reservation, then you can't get in!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, vibrant bar scene
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    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!
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    notable wine list
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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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  • Disappointed in Napa
    JatinCAVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2014
    The food was very good, though somewhat pricey for what we got. The service was the worst service we experienced in Napa and the worst I'd had in a long time. We were clearly an inconvenience to our server who was arrogant and even rude. I won't go back and spend that kind of money for that kind of service.
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  • First time, excellent experience
    WineFineDine
    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.
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    fit for foodies, notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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    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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