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2013 Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S. " The French Laundry

Thomas Keller
Yountville, CA

Thomas Keller's rarified Napa Valley establishment is often thought to be the best restaurant in America, and one of the top dining destinations in the world. An 1880's stone building that has alternately housed a saloon, a brothel and a French steam laundry now nestles coveted tables for an extraordinary nine-course prix-fixe dinner that, for many, becomes an unparalleled gastronomic experience. New Yorkers rightfully appreciate Keller's sister restaurant Per Se, also featured on our Top 40 list.

 Thomas Keller was named's 2013 Restaurateur of the Year

 Read's restaurant review of The French Laundry
Other Restaurants
Napa/Sonoma, CA
ad hoc
Bouchon Bakery

Las Vegas
Bouchon Bakery

Los Angeles
Bar Bouchon
Bouchon Bakery

New York
 Bouchon Bakery (Rockefeller Center)
Bouchon Bakery (Time Warner Center)
Per Se


Ventures & Adventures

The French Laundry Cookbook Cookbooks
Ad Hoc at Home
 Bouchon Bakery
The Complete Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook & Bouchon
The French Laundry Cookbook
Under Pressure: Cooking Sous Vide

Cranberry and Apple Kuchen


Mac Knives
 Cup4Cup - GlutenFree Flour


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