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Best French Restaurants in the U.S.

Yountville, CA

Dining Room at The French Laundry, Yountville, CA

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With The French Laundry in Yountville, California, American chef Thomas Keller succeeded in his dream of creating a fine-dining destination for French cuisine in Napa Valley. The restaurant continues to attract serious gourmands from around the world, as does sister restaurant Per Se in New York.

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The French Laundry is also one of GAYOT's Top 40 Restaurants in the U.S.


GAYOT's Annual Restaurant Awards honor America's best chefs, as well as promising newcomers and a top restaurateur.