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101 Best Restaurants in America
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

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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.
Monday, November 22, 2010 - 11:24
Charbay Tahitian Vanilla Rum!
Friday, June 4, 2010 - 21:22
try the local water!
Monday, July 26, 2010 - 12:46
Go to the bar @ Bouchon on a Saturday for a daytime Bloody Mary from CK the bartender.
Wednesday, April 21, 2010 - 14:50
The Pot du Creme will change your life!
Thursday, March 18, 2010 - 09:08
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.
Tuesday, November 2, 2010 - 20:11
Try the pommes frites. They taste like french fries.
Monday, November 2, 2009 - 14:23
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.
Monday, May 27, 2013 - 18:43
We all love truffle fries, but if a restaurant like Bouchon can enslave with its poulet rti you can only imagine the pleasures of other French classics like Boudin Blanc and Coquilles St. Jacques.
The Daily Meal
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 - 13:03
get the croque madame
Friday, August 28, 2009 - 11:50
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
Michelin Travel & Lifestyle
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 07:22
The truffle fries are amazing!
Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 05:00
Lobster risotto - I will dream about this meal!
Saturday, February 25, 2012 - 19:37
Outstanding cuisine. I love to graze on just the appetizers.
Monday, May 30, 2011 - 08:55
Truly outstaning cuisine
Monday, May 30, 2011 - 08:54
The rabbit/cherry pt is excellent and Sabrina makes the best Manhattan in town.
Saturday, April 24, 2010 - 22:47
The best mussels I've ever had.
Saturday, January 3, 2015 - 19:18
This place
Saturday, May 18, 2013 - 15:11
Order a basket of the truffle fries for the table. Now.
Sunday, December 11, 2011 - 20:03
great fries
Sunday, September 5, 2010 - 15:37