Row 1

6534 Washington St
Yountville, CA 94599
(707) 944-8037
$ $ $
Mon–Fri: 11:00 AM–Midnight Sat–Sun: 10:00 AM–Midnight

Shellfish platters, pâté, salt cod beignets, steak frites, steamed mussels, escargots, and other bistro basics are on the menu at this authentic-looking French bistro reimagined in the Napa Valley — and the fact that the man who created Bouchon Bistro in 1998 (four years after launching The French Laundry) is Thomas Keller means that it’s all very, very good. The watchword here, however, isn't "innovation." Bouchon is about traditional fare done right, like year-round specials including poulet rôti roasted with English peas, garden lettuce, bacon lardons, and chicken jus; truite amandine with toasted almonds and beurre noisette; and gigot d’agneau with boulangère potatoes. The boudin blanc with potato purée and dried French plums is simply amazing.

— Arthur Bovino, 101 Best Restaurants, April 1, 2015

Foursquare Tips

  • Charbay Tahitian Vanilla Rum!
  • try the local water!
  • Go to the bar @ Bouchon on a Saturday for a daytime Bloody Mary from CK the bartender.
  • The Pot du Creme will change your life!
  • Transport yourself to Paris - and see if you can't turn on your charm and steal a meal from the maitre'd. Either the one from here or the Laundry.
  • Some say no one in the U.S. does a better job with French bistro fare duck confit, steak frites, bacon and onion quiches, croque-madame and towering plates of chilled, raw shellfish.
  • Bone marrow app. Compared to even the bev hills location, this dish sings perfection. Most marrow apps are too salty but this one is remarkably well balanced with hints of citrus, garlic and capers.
  • Try the pommes frites. They taste like french fries.
  • get the croque madame
  • Go hearty w/ boudin blanc or pan-seared skate, or light w/ toasted barley salad. Dessert is a must: crme caramel is perfect. Green Guide Editor
  • The truffle fries are amazing!
  • Outstanding cuisine. I love to graze on just the appetizers.
  • Truly outstaning cuisine
  • The rabbit/cherry pt is excellent and Sabrina makes the best Manhattan in town.
  • The best mussels I've ever had.
  • This place
  • Lobster risotto - I will dream about this meal!
  • Order a basket of the truffle fries for the table. Now.
  • great fries
  • Skip the French onion soup it is forgettable with bad croutons and bad cheese. The fries are great and the steak and lamb were both really pretty good. Two hundred dollars good not really prefer Bras