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

2006
TOP 40 RESTAURANTS IN THE U.S.

THE FRENCH LAUNDRY
Yountville, CA
Click here to read the review & check the rating

While many people desire immediate gratification, dining at Thomas Keller’s artful The French Laundry is an act of anticipation, as this wine country institution still manages to be booked solid two months ahead of time. Keller’s Per Se shares this spot on our list as well as our highest possible rating. Keller has given his hungry fans two new restaurants this year: Bouchon Bakery in New York and Ad Hoc in Yountville. While the latter is scheduled to close shortly, he is sure to be making it worth the wait at the French Laundry for years to come.

Other Restaurants

Napa/Sonoma, CA
Bouchon
Ad Hoc

New York
Per Se
Bouchon Bakery

Las Vegas
Bouchon
Bouchon Bakery


Per Se

Other Ventures & Adventures

Cookbooks
The Complete Keller: The French Laundry Cookbook & Bouchon
The French Laundry Cookbook
Bouchon

Shop
Porcelain
Thomas Keller’s signature knife set


See all Top 40 Restaurants

P101806
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.