Since 1969, restaurant, hotel, travel & other witty reviews by a handpicked, worldwide team of discerning professionals—and your views, too.

TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.
The French Laundry

Thomas Keller of The French Laundry in Yountville A dining area at The French Laundry

The French Laundry
Chef Thomas Keller

Yountville

Read the full review

Considered by many to be not just one of the best restaurants in the country, but the entire world, The French Laundry is truly worthy of the endless adulation—and the wait. Reservations are taken two months out to the day and fill up fast; there are only fifteen tables and no turnover in service. Sister New York restaurant Per Se is also featured on our Top 40 list, making Thomas Keller the only chef to rank with two different establishments.


Other Restaurants

Napa/Sonoma, CA
Bouchon
ad hoc
Bouchon Bakery

Las Vegas
Bouchon
Bouchon Bakery

Los Angeles
Bouchon

New York

Bouchon Bakery

Per Se



Other Ventures & Adventures

The French Laundry Cookbook

Cookbooks
Bouchon
The Complete Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook & Bouchon
The Food Lover's Companion to the Napa Valley
The French Laundry Cookbook
Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide

Recipe
Cranberry and Apple Kuchen


Shop

Porcelain



The dining room of Jean-Georges restaurant in New York City, one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.

 

RESTAURANT AWARDS 2014

Check out the 2014 edition of GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Issue, which features the Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S., Rising Chefs and more.

WIN A CHICAGO GETAWAYEnter to win a trip to the posh Waldorf-Astoria Chicago, including round-trip airfare, daily breakfast and a credit for a luxe spa experience.