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About 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.

6534 Washington Street
Yountville, CA 94599
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
11:00am - 12:00am Monday until Friday
10:00am - 12:00am Saturday until Sunday

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 944-8037

Website:
http://www.thomaskeller.com/bouchonyountville

Catering:
Please inquire with our reservations team for details or visit http://www.thomaskeller.com/yountville-california/bouchon-bistro/private-dining-events-general-information.

Parking Details:
There is a small public lot and ample parking across the street - no charge.

Executive Chef:
Ross Melling

Additional:
Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Please inquire with our reservations team for details or visit http://www.thomaskeller.com/yountville-california/bouchon-bistro/private-dining-events-general-information.

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

We invite you to treat your loved one to a special Valentine’s Day dinner at Bouchon Bistro! We are offering a $95 per person prix fixe menu, including the option to add a wine pairing or fruits de mer from our zinc bar. View the menu or contact us with questions. There is a 72hr cancellation policy

Private Dining

Bouchon can accommodate parties up to 18 people in the main dining room, Monday - Thursday. The restaurant is also available for buyouts.

Bouchon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Special Occasion (57)
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Cozy (22)
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 (New Orleans)·Dined 3 days ago

Phenomenal experience with unbelievable food! Service could not have been better. Would recommend this place to anyone

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

This is not the first visit to Bouchon and once again it did not disappoint. One dish was the best sturgeon preparation ever. And a surprising variation on pork, apple and red cabbage with a specially cured ham, and excellent red cabbage that was very moist and delicious.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Organic, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

Bouchon is the little sister of the famous French Laundry restaurant in Yountville, Ca. Unlike the French Laundry, Bouchon is a traditional French style bistro. Authentic Parisienne ambiance and cuisine make this semi-casual restaurant a wine country jewel. Then comes the awesome service and delicious food. The lettuce for your salad and other vegetables are harvested across the street from Thomas Keller's garden. Considering the quality of the food and service this place is a bargain. Be aware that a bottle of wine at Bouchon will cost you at least $100, but you can bring your own for a $35 corkage fee. With all the restaurant hype in the Wine Country this un-pretentious cafe is still one of the best!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Washington DC)·Dined 5 days ago

Bouchon's authentic French bistro cuisine is served in a room that feels like Paris. Great cocktails, knowledgeable waiters, and on the back wall is a group of painted items with seemingly unrelated phrases underneath that can cause endless conversation. Oh! The food! Stunning! Just like you can't get a bad meal in France, any menu choice lights up the guest. You see it as each course is served to you or someone close to your table.
Dining at Bouchon is a charming experience. Thank you, Thomas Keller.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Husband and I both left the restaurant feeling very full. Servings were larger than expected for a Michelin rated restaurant and we were already satisfied just with the epi bread and the sumptuous French Onion Soup and Celery Root puree. We both tried the Croque Madame. I felt that there was barely any Mornay sauce on mine (a little dry) and the serving for French Fries was half the plate. Even though we were planning to have dessert, we ended our meal and decided to get some sweet treats from the bakery next door instead. Service was great (our server was attentive). Space was somewhat cramped. We were not asked if we were celebrating but we were celebrating our anniversary hence the trip to Napa.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Amazing service. Good ambience. Really enjoyed the beef tartare, French onion soup, mussels with saffron. The chicken was also decent. Having the reservation helps cut the wait for sure!

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 (San Diego)·Dined 7 days ago

Bouchon did not disappoint! Our Server Michael was excellent..he made us feel very comfortable and had great suggestions and gave the service you’d expect at Bouchon. The Trout was thee best I’ve ever had! We’ll be back!

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·Dined on January 15, 2018

This was my very first trip to yountville and was excited to try Bouchon but the hype didnt live up to its expectation. There is definitely way better places to eat. The cheese plate was good but the lamb and fish was so-so. Definitely overpriced for what you are getting.

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·Dined on January 14, 2018

Service was slow. Consider a water filter to reduce the chlorine smell from the tap water. The trout was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We wanted our last meal to be from Bouchon before the drive home. I started with a mimosa and my husband had a Bloody Mary he had the grilled cheese sandwich with their amazing fries. I had one of the best salads I have ever ate. It had a bacon dressing to die for with big cubes on bacon and croutons so yummy. Of course you must go over to their bakery for a few items to take home. Wonderful ending to a great weekend.

Tags: Good for a Date, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Went here with my husband for his birthday. Definitely transported us to Paris as it greatly reminded us of bistros we have eaten at there. We sat close to other couples with whom we struck up friendly conversation.

I ordered the Sturgeon with salad and my husband had mussels with the endive salad. We also ordered the escargot at the recommendation of the people next to us. The escargot were fantastic - very tender with a great puff pastry. My husband enjoyed the mussels and we both thought the Sturgeon was fantastic - would definitely order again. It was served with a grapefruit beurre blanc that was not overpowering. We brought in our own bottle of wine and the corkage fee was a bit high ($35). I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the French Fries that came with the mussels - some of the best fries we've ever eaten.

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Late-night Find, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Casual, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of our go-to places in Napa Valley. It’s the original Bouchon restaurant and one of the three Thomas Keller places in Yountville, the others being Ad Hoc and his magnum opus, Michelin 3-starred French Laundry. Bouchon and Bouchon Bakery next door offer incredibly delicious meals and baked products. With respect to the bakery, lines are always out the door with people enjoying the baked goodies on the outdoor chairs and tables.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Fun, Organic, Great for Brunch
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Delicious food with great wine and I loved the bread at the table .

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 12, 2018

Ambiance, 4 star - the room was warm, welcoming, cozy with high ceilings, though a bit noisy, but we asked to turn down the house music which they did right away. Service 5, nice staff, all greeted us Happy Anniversary and had a card for us, very responsive to our needs; Food, 4 star, We had escargots , gigot d’agneau, French onion soup, salad lyonnaise, and confit de canard, plus spinach and brussel sprouts. They complimented us with dessert, profiteroles and creme brulee. I had to send back the Onion soup and duck because not the right temperature, but the onion soup was out of this world once it came back, the best we ever had anywhere. But, duck was a bit dry. The snails came with a puff pastry cap and were exceptional, and the lamb was excellent but nothing extraordinary. The salad was wonderful, spinach was very good although a tad salty, and Brussel sprouts, okay. Dessert was also good but nothing to write home about. Overall rating would be ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ out of 5, but very good value.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays
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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Although the menu is limited, we found suitable choices. My trout was alittle fishy, but the accompanying vegetables were good. The special lobster beignets appetizer was rather soggy.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

Had an amazing birthday dinner with my husband where we recounted our trip to France last year and look forward to visiting there again. Robbie was a fantastic waiter and added to our wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List
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 (Sydney / NSW)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Loved it. Well beyond expectations.

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 (Chicago)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Always a favorite it never fails to impress. Great fish and vegetable preparations.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

We've been to this place many times, last night food wasn't up to their usual standard, my wife had a steak that was so tough that i had to help her cut it and it was very very tough, i don't mind paying $60 dlls for a steak but this wasn't worth the price, second my plate was so salty that i had to mix it with spinachs to make it edible, the service was great our waiter was awesome.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

This place took me back to fond memories of Parisian fairs. Excellent quality food and service. It’s worth stopping by in Napa County.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Always great food and service - a little bit off this visit with the pasta in the beef cheek special dish, and bartender was slow - but all in all its consistently, delicious and all around great dining experience...our son loved the escargot, mussels and beef cheeks
And all generous portions and good value- flat iron steak was amazing as are the mussels and truffle fries.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Sunday Lunch, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Casual, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

鶏肉と栗の相性が良かったです。地元のワインが料理を更に引き立ててくれまし、パンも美味しいです。カリフォルニアに行く機会があれば、また行きたいです。

Tags: Casual, Great for Brunch, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

the salad gourmand with froie gras was excellent. Delicate dressing on the savory side rather than sweet or vinegar. Excellent bread. The casoulet with the lamb was very salty. Lemon tart is outstanding.

Expensive but part of French Laundry empire. We had a great waiter, always with a smile and attentive service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Arrived for a special celebration with friends, and were very disappointed! Service was slow and inattentive. Took 10 minutes to get our bottle of wine ordered and it was not even busy. The server never brought the sides we ordered, while our Waiter poured water into my wine glass which still had wine in it and never said a thing.
The food was good, but not anything special. Definitley not as good as it used to be.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Food was amazing as usual. Best steak tartare I have ever had! Great wine list as well.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Scenic View, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Romantic, Fun, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Once again Bouchon does not disappoint. Everything from appitizers(oysters and escargot) to a steak tartare special, to the incredible french salad, plus the great cocktails, make for a fabulous time. Everyone there treats you well. It is our most go to restaurant that is more than 45 minutes away.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Over priced, payed for wine pairing and had to wait why my food got cold. $600 dinner for two.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

A little expensive BUT well worth it. Always a pleasure to experience a true French Bistro in America.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on December 31, 2017

What can you say about Bouchon that has not already been said. Steak Frites with black truffle added to the frites...mmmmm. My wife had the Bruce special, beef cheeks Bourgogne with the best gnocchi ever. Thomas Keller is amazing!!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Our favorite Napa restaurant- always great service and food that is beautifully presented.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies
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 (Austin)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Went with my wife. Amazing, give them another Michelin star. Had steak Bouchon with Truffle fries. Excellent!! Wife had a chicken dish that was also terrific. Dessert was a Lemon tart that was very good too. Will be back next time we visit the area.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Food is always great. Seating is tight with tables so close to each other for groups of 4-5.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Chicago)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We were spending a few days at Napa after Christmas. We had dinner on December 29, 2017. I cannot say enough about the service. It was fantastic from beginning to end. The food was amazing and we enjoyed it very much. When we go back to visit the wine country, we will be back

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Was everything we expected. Service was ok but not special. Somm wine recommendation was amazing.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Romantic, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Denver)·Dined on December 29, 2017

We usually have a great meal at Bouchon but the quality was lackluster this time. Steak was thick and chewy, not good as I remembered. Apps were tasty. Wine list was disappointing.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The grilled foie gras was perfectly and evenly cooked with just the right amount of sauce. It simply melts in your mouth. Definitely one of the best I had in years. The steak tartare was very well seasoned and very tasty. That seems like a simple thing to do but more often than I care to remember, steak tartare turns out to be under seasoned. Not so here.

My wife got the lobster gratin from the special menu. It was very rich and has many large chunks of fresh lobster meat. At first she thought there weren't any because the large chunks are hard to mix evenly through out the dish. So it was just that part she started out with that didn't have much lobster. The rest of the dish was filled with it.

I ordered a medium rare cut of the Steak Bouchon, which is the eye of the rib cut. I think they over cooked it just a bit. The inside is still medium rare but the outside cooked portion was a little too thick and a bit dry. It wasn't too bad still, but the waiter immediately offered to take that off our bill and replace it with something else. I got the beef cheeks on the special menu and that turned out to be just delicious and tender.

We got creme brulee and chocolate mousse for dessert. The sugar shell on the creme brulee was just the right thickness and perfectly crunchy. The mousse was smooth and rich in flavor. Our two baby daughters also enjoyed the mousse, thinking it was chocolate ice cream.

All in all it was a wonderful meal. A little hiccup with the steak but quickly remedied by the staff with no fuss at all. We had a wonderful evening celebrating our wedding anniversary.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on December 28, 2017

The food was OUTSTANDING! Service was poor/ fair and for a Michelin starred restaurant that is unacceptable.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (México)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Awfull steak bouchon, burned on the outside for a medium cooking. Truly disgusting bearnaise, which was way too liquid. Frozen reheated french fries!! Poor wine recomendations. A complete deception! I would recommend to avoid this place which only exist because of Keller’s name behind it...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

We had a reservation, yet waited over 30 minutes to be seated. That shouldn’t happen.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Bouchon is a solid concept with a solid French bistro menu. Our food on this day was only acceptable. Our starters were bland, my chicken was beautiful but overcooked, my companion's quiche was undistinguished. A simple lunch with two glasses of wine, $135. Glasses of wine hover around $20. So value isn't there, but the place is jammed with tourists, the majority being Asian, so business is just fine despite the prices.

I'll probably return, because I live not far away, but I will always order cautiously, and I will try to come on off hours and on off days.

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