Bouchon

4.7
8253 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French
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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French
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Hours of operation
Monday until Friday, 11:00am - 12:00am
Saturday &Sunday, 10:00am - 12:00am
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Phone number
(707) 944-8037
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
David Hodson
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Catering
Please inquire with our reservations team for details or visit http://www.thomaskeller.com/yountville-california/bouchon-bistro/private-dining-events-general-information.
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Parking details
There is a small public lot and ample parking across the street - no charge.
Additional
Bar Dining, Cafe, Full Bar, Late Night, Outdoor dining, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Bouchon Bistro invites you to ring in the New Year with a celebratory feast! We are offering a $145 per person prix fixe menu, including canapes, three courses, mignardises, and the option to add a wine pairing or fruits de mer from our zinc bar. View the menu or contact us with questions

Monday, December 31, 2018

What 8253 People Are Saying
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Dallas
24 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Very over priced. Service is slow and spotty. Waitress offered no insite to anything on the menu. $280 for lunch for 2 and left wanting.

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B
Miami
9 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 1

Well you know what they say about expectations. A high expectation can lead to a future disappointment, and last night at Bouchon was just that, a big disappointment.

The service was so poor and they were so slammed. The pace is loud and buzzing with activity. I could not even hear my wife . Many table were partying and drinking wine and having fun , but-the noise level in the small space was overwhelming. The waiter came over and took drink orders, my wife normally never knows what she wants when a waiter first arrives , so he said he would come back . This is on us , but it took him close to 15 minutes to come back . When he returned I ordered a crab augratin appetizer and a glass of champagne for us both. about 15 minutes pass and the crap arrives but still no champagne. A side waiter comes by and delivers wine finally . The main waiter came back and took our orders. My wife ordered a salad and french onion soup . Her soup was really good and the presentation was spot on . I ordered the pork tenderloin schnitzel from the special menu board. It was like a slab of cardboard and not at all tasty. I waited for a waiter to return so I could get it changed . No one returned . I finally just ate about half , then pushed the plate to the side. Still no one returned to bus the table , the table next to us also had completed their dishes and the dishes were never cleared. I decided at one point that I was ready to go and not wanting to wait on the waiter to hear his dessert presentation. I simply just got up , found what appeared to be a manager and handed my credit card and asked to run it so we could leave .

All in all this is a special destination for us and it was my wifes Birthday. Yes our expectations were high . We love the bakery and will keep going there , but we will never go back to the bistro.

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food, great service

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EM
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic restaurant. More casual than other Keller locations, and truly feels like a French bistro. Really crowded, packed tables, super noisy.

Weirdly, they don’t seem to have a cocktail menu but you can order whatever comes to mind from the bar. The food is delicious, the wait staff is knowledgeable and highly attentive.

Don’t miss!

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BJ
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed Bouchon! An outstanding French bistro in a wonderful setting, the Napa Valley.

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b
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a great experience

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A
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and great company! Got the salmon appetizer special and the foie gras parfait which was a great portion and delicious. For our entrees we got the scallops which were delicious and very well made, as well as the special white truffle gnudes where they scraped the truffle from Italy table side. It was a great treat! Wonderful service, just a bit loud since the tables are quite close together. Really enjoyable experience!

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OT
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and excellent service. The atmosphere was almost identically to a Parisian bistro and the execution of the menu reflected that as well. Would recommend to anyone looking for an intimate and exquisite French dining experience!

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SR
Minneapolis
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

O u t s t a n d I n g!! ...that says it all. Food was decadent, service was superb, $$ but entirely worth every penny. The only tiny complaint I have was that the tables for 2 were so close together that it was a little awkward — aside from that I would highly recommend. 🖐+ Stars

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k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Three of us have been to BOUCHON many times as we live in Sonoma. Good food and great polished service!

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GS
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service, always reliable and consistent management , thank you T. K. group for a great pre- birthday celebration
Giovanni

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s
Detroit
4 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

This was an awful, awful meal. Would never return.

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OT
Orlando
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 2

Unfortunately the food was average. I tried the special Lobster Boudin and it was dry and really didn’t reflect much of a lobster taste. Wife had chicken which was decent, but again nothing to write home about. The flavoring simply missed the boat.

Also, the restaurant is tightly seated to maximize revenue and I was bumped five times by staff moving around the table. We were offered a different table halfway through the meal but decided to stay where we were at.

Maybe the restaurant would be better for lunch but this diner experience was completely underwhelming.

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OI
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Food was very bad and staff wasn't worried about our concern

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KS
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 2

I have wanted to visit Bouchon Bistro for some time. I was expecting a little more casual dining experience, more Bistro than restaurant. The service is top notch, but the food for value was just OK. In addition the music was too loud and too hip/pop for a relaxed eating environment.

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Tallahassee
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 1

EXTREMELY NOISY. those of us next to the loud ones could not hear each other. It was very frustrating for the older couple we were with. It was meant to be a special occasion with special people, we instead walked away upset. The loud folks enjoyed being loud, why couldn’t we have enjoyed it less loud?
...and my croque madame hardly had anything inside, all I was eating was bread.

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San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

the three of us enjoyed a wonderful celery root pasta with white truffles.

A memorable meal

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I
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Everything was great until after dinner when we asked were the rest of our food (doggy bag) was, the waiter grabbed our bill that was in a cup a rushed away. He can back later to say that they dumped everything in one box, although we suspected that it was in the garbage. He said they would remake our leftovers and didn’t come back for another 15 minutes. Of course my wife’s lamb was missing and he remade a lot of fries with a steak. Why wife was annoyed when he made no offer to replace the missing lamb. Sad.

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f
New York Area
32 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Everything was wonderful
The last time we were here the onion soup was excellent
The reason I downgraded the food from excellent to very good was
the onion soup was not tasty
There were 3 of us and none of us cared for it
That was our only disappointment
Everything else was excellent
Yes we will go back but forget the onion soup

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PF
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

After all my visits to the area, I can’t believe it’s my first time eating at this bistro. Can’t fault the food or service and good value for money based on the above. Will definitely visit again when I’m in the area. Perhaps for dinner though, as brunch was pretty noisy.

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J
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfection!

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GS
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great food , great wine, great staff and service
Love Bouchon

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h
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A great experience every time! We never feel rushed. Always something new on the specials board and the Martinis and Manhattans flow to our delight. We normally try to avoid dining out on a Saturday in the valley but I must say... we never felt rushed and the team is always the best! Thanks again!

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TM
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service , amazing food

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Food was not at the standard that we were used to. Very disappointed.

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R
Minneapolis
21 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

We weren't impressed. The braised ribs were dry, and the lamb was served with a squash puree that did not compliment the way the lamb was done. Service was great.

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D
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Matthew made excellent wine pairing recommendations and was fun to learn from his expertise
Really made a great meal an outstanding experience

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l
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is phenomenal and so is the service. Our server went out of her way to make our 25th wedding anniversary a very special one. We had a wonderful time.

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JL
Minneapolis
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Food was OK but not great. Bistro Jeanty in the same street was much better.

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OT
Sacramento
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

First Time Ever !! My food came out cold and my daughters entree was late coming out ;-( it was her birthday so very disappointing
I sent my food back ;(

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PS
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The tables for two are to close with coats handbags etc it’s swished plus you can’t tap because people talking in your ear just take out 1 table

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RP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

My food (trout and cauliflower) was rather bland and there was very little cauliflower on the plate. The salad dressing was mostly oil. We were well served by informed and helpful wait staff. Excellent espresso.

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D
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food was amaaazing! Everything was very reasonably priced and the staff was all very welcoming. Only issue was with how close we were sitting with our neighbors. Could not step out from my seat to use the restroom without tripping on my neighbor's foot. You also can't ignore the conversations going on next to you because that's just how close we were sitting together. I've never noticed it at other restaurants (including some super small ones in NYC) as much as I did at Bouchon.

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M
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Enjoyable and will likely be back.
Our server, Randy was excellent.
Food solid tho not remarkable in my
Opinion, tho the French Onion soup
Was top notch as were the Profiteroles.
Would like to go back and try some other
Menu items.

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JC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was simply outstanding - some of the best I've had. The presentation was beautiful - the plate with it's incredible food looked like a painting. Plus all four of us were able to talk without shouting at one another. A very special restaurant.

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GB
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding. Excellent wine selections, wonderful food, outstanding service, lovely setting and decoration.

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Austin
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Quite noisy inside, so we selected an outside table. Ambiance, service and food were exquisite.

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AC
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love coming here, it never disappoints.
The cauliflower soup which was a special of the day was really tasty and the ribeye and short rib were cooked to perfection and full of flavor.

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D
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 4

Bland flavor, and too salty. not impressive at all. Would not go back.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Server never asked us if we wanted anything to drink.

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