Bouchon

4.6
8742 reviews
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Unfortunately, found so many of the recent reviews are spot on. Service is great and food is average at best but nothing to go out of your way for. Oysters and cheese were good... peach salad had a substance that neither us nor our waiters could define (dry almond paste we thought?) until they asked the chef who declared peach compote (no way).

Boullabaise was really bad. My wife found it inedible and I reluctantly powered through.

Would never go back and would never recommend other than to sit at the bar for drinks, bread, oysters and cheese.

Bouchon bakery is great. La Calenda is great. Have never been to French Laundry. But when it comes to Bouchon save your $225 and your appetite for someplace else for sure. #waypastitsprime

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SG
Denver
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was fantastic! Chris was extremely knowledgeable and gave great recommendations. The food was perfect, highly recommend the Steak Bouchon! We will definitely be returning

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

Thanks to the whole staff for accommodating our special anniversary request!

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

Espectacular !!

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g
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Flawless service. Excellent food. Always consistently good

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JW
Tampa
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 5

Our waiter was nice but not around when we needed him. Not a busy time of day. Surprisingly the dessert tasted old.
I go to Bouchon frequent so we will try again I expected more after a $300 plus luncheon.

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DM
Tampa
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Resting on the Chefs name only. Had the Tartare. Lacked flavor. Also had Salad Lyonnaise which was very good. Wife had two dishes one good one OK. Better choices in town such as Bistro Jeanty for Bistro Menu. Sorry but needs some flavor review on menu items.

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L
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food and service were excellent

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CJ
Tahoe
5 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 4service 4ambience 2

We thought we had reservations for dining room but when we got there they seated us in the bar and couldn’t seat us in dining room with the linens. Not sure why not because there were open tables. Not a nice table at all and flies all over our food because we were close to the outside door and in a very busy walkway. We looked forward to eating there but wouldn’t go back. Not a good experience at all.

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KW
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 2

I am a huge fan of Bouchon in Las Vegas so I was very excited to be able to try Bouchon in Yountville. What a disappointment!! I have been twice now and will never go back. The service and food is much better in the Las Vegas restaurant. I would never recommend Bouchon in Yountville.

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MD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were served on the terrasse, definitely more quiet and roomy. Our server Brandon was absolutely charming and competent.
All our menu choices were a discovery in taste and presentation. We will keep a found memory of our evening at Bouchon.
We walked the kitchen’s garden across the street after dinner, testimony to the freshness and quality of the ingredients.

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

Was just ok. Best thing I ate was the appetizer - heirloom tomato salad - wonderful flavor. Entree was so so. Service was good but felt the bartender (I sat at the bar) had an attitude. Not very friendly and a bit rude. I had removed the paper menu from around my napkin to put it on my lap and before I could pick it up to look at it, she made a face and told me “that’s your menu”.

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CC
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 2food 1service 5ambience 3

As a die hard Keller fan through cookbooks only, I have been dying to go to a Keller restaurant. I have had the French Laundry cookbook since it's release as well as the Bouchon cookbook. To put it simply, I've had a secret affair with his recipes for years. Even when we did a road trip from Washington to California years ago, I would keep and eye how many hours drive we were from Yountville so I would know if we sorta came close... but having young kids excluded us from dinning. Cut to now. Our family, minus the 17yo, made a day of going to Bouchon. We rented a Tesla and took the 2.5 hour drive. Having just dined at a 2 star in Valence France I had something to actually compare. Our food: The lamb my daughter ordered was so tough you could hardly cut it, she had to go to the restroom because she could not chew the first bite. My trout was good, the skin soggy and the almonds a too brown green beans were ok, my husband's croque madame was fine but dry, french fries were over. I have to say I shed a few tears coming home. I felt betrayed and really sad. Thomas and I had a bad breakup. Sorry Thomas Keller, it's you..not me. The service was impeccable though.

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E
Houston
7 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food!!

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n
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our waiter was exceptional. I wish I could remember his name but he was great...a pro. He made the dining experience even more enjoyable than it already would have been. Food was divine!

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HE
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outdoor seating was superb choice. It is must to go restaurant.

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K
San Francisco
384 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Over the years I've been enjoying Bouchon I have become much more critical of their food. This time, Bastille Day, the mussels were a bit tough and the broth could have used additional seasoning/wine. Also, the profiteroles were crunchy, I prefer a more "cream puff" consistency. All in all, however, a good meal and their shell fish is the best, not to icy, just the right temperature.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was traveling with my mom and sister from San Francisco. There was a whole fiasco with the car rental company and we were about 25 minutes late. I had called ahead and the host was understanding and very accommodating. We asked to move inside because it was a little chilly and they were able to move us. Everything we ordered was delicious. We started with the pastries and they were outstanding. My mom has the trout which was light, flavorful, and cooked perfectly. I had the roast chicken and waffles. The chicken was juicy, the waffles crispy and light, and the gravy was yummy. My sister had the French onion soup since she shared with my mom and I. It was very good and perfect portion since my mom and I had plenty of food on our plates. Bouchon was a fabulous start to our day in Napa and will a place I hope to get back to.

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JB
Miami
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Very disappointing. We were really looking forward to this experience and it did not live up to its expectations

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UG
Dallas
33 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service as always! Bartender is exceptional! Can’t wait to come back on our next trip to Napa!

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MI
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best service, amazing food, and excellent wine list. Thank you so much team Bouchon!

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We travelled all the way from Western Australia after successfully being admitted to the waiting list for The French Laundry

Sadly no luck with a reservation for The French Laundry ..... so we went the next option ..... Bouchon

The warmest of greetings on arrival for our lunch

Spectacular service

The meal is something we will be talking about for years to come

I urge everyone to try this incredible French phenomenon

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 5ambience 4

My steak was really bad, and I’ve been here countless times. Even for my 30th birthday. It was super disspointing

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J
Charleston
19 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A romantic evening in Napa.

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B
Calgary
12 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Restaurant was lovely and my chicken was good and hot, but the wine list was overpriced and my husband’s lamb was not warm. There are lots of spots to go to in the Valley and this was nice but I enjoyed others more.

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On a holiday.

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Miami
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious !

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MW
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We made reservations the same day we dined. We were seated promptly. Service staff was very attentive. Very good menu with many, many options. Food was super and presentations were lovely. We would definitely go back.

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s
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent. The waiter went above and beyond and made this meal a very special occasion.

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PT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

After a long weekend the chef may have taken time off. The service was terrific. The courses lacked the finish, the flavors that make Bichon famous.

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Dallas
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Our slightly cramped two-top stuck us between the servers stand and a couple who seemed slightly, loudly drunk. She went on for some minutes about “floral” as a wine descriptor — with her date, the waiter... perhaps to herself.

The wine list was promising, I settled on a glass of Chenin Cab Franc Rosé. An excellent choice and we were off.

My wife and I wrestled with the breadstick (nice, crusty, chewy, slightly salty) and prayed that Lady Floral would settle down. She struck up a slightly slurred conversation with the table on her left, about the seven wineries they’d visited that afternoon.

My heirloom tomato salad arrived. It was vibrant, crisp and teased with mint and lemon. My wife’s Bibb salad seemed to lack color. It was...well...lettuce.

Lady Floral’s escargot arrived and bathed our table in aromatic garlic. Looked amazing. Then oysters. The waiters had already decided Lady Floral would be giving the bigger tip, so they politely left us alone and turned their attention to her slurred questions about the wine, the menu and the specials.

I decided on a simple tagliatelle pasta overwhelmed with truffle shavings. It was a decadent flourish and I thoroughly enjoyed the spectacle of presenting, then shaving a truffle the size of a grapefruit. But alas the pasta was barely warm and a little congealed, so the truffle barely masked the lackluster pasta.

My wife’s Trout was beautiful, delicate and warmer than my own dish. If she had complaints, she tastefully (and soberly) kept them to herself.

Lady Floral’s date ordered the Pork Chop. It was enormous and blocked our view of the next table’s diners, but we could hear their muffled remarks on its size

Not to be outdone, we ordered a pine-nut-crusted lemon tart to split for dessert. It was far too acidic and overwhelmed the delicate crust, and left me wanting for whipped cream or ice cream or anything to cut the acidity. I settled for water.

It was fine. My expectations were admittedly high.
Oh well.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Anniversary!!

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z
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

I've had many steaks in my lifetime but the steak Bouchon at Bouchon is awesome! We had the heirloom tomato salad, the foi gras, creme brulee, and mint chocolate chip sundae and it was all fantastic. Couldn't have had a better meal! We will be going again!

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LA
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual, excellent service and delicious food. We missed our bone marrow appetizer to which our waiter promptly replied only offered during autumn. As an added bonus, the head waiter even allowed us to order from the Bouchon Bakery as the lines over the weekend was too long. We always bring our visiting guests here for lunch or dinner whenever we take them to Napa Valley.

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j
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and outstanding food

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DL
New York Area
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding experience and fairly priced for the quality. It was a last minute trip and couldn’t get a table for dinner, we decided to go for brunch.
We will come back and plan ahead to try the dinner menu.

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MA
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 3

Somewhat disappointing. Seated outside, but portable heaters did not provide much heat. Servers did not pay much attention to the outside diners after entrees were served. Dining companion wanted a second glass of wine to complete her dinner, but the server never came to check on our table, even after it was clear that I had completed my entree. By the time we were able to get the attention of our server, over 30 minutes had passed, and my dining companion's food was cold by the time the second glass arrived. The service was so slow we decided to bypass dessert, as we did not know how long that would take to arrive, and we were now very cold. Unattentive service ruined what should otherwise have been a memorable experience. Not what I expected from a Thomas Keller restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thomas Keller restaurant so it's a must visit. Also feels like you're in Paris in the middle of Napa!

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RR
Phoenix
30 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Bouchon was a disappointment. We asked weeks in advance for a dinner reservation and was told that the only available reservation was at 4:15pm. Our waiter told us that he did not describe anything on the menu because our reservation was during the "lunch" timeframe and they do not do that for lunch although he was suppose to be serving dinner. We were told that there were no available seats at a later time. Yet, throughout our 2 hour stay, there were vacant tables. The wine list was significantly overpriced. Cliff Lede Sauvignon Blanc that retails for $28 was on the list for $65. The menu was essentially a 3-course menu one of which is dessert. I had trout that was "ok", but I would not rave about it or wait in line to eat it again. The bread that I thought would be one of the highlights of the meal, was barely warm and tasted as if it had been re-heated rather than being freshly baked. I would not consider Bouchon for a special dinner or evening. It is probably ok if you are so hungry that you can't wait to get to another restaurant.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So good! Can’t wait to go back and try more on the menu. Food was excellent and worth it. Great service.

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