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05/10/2011
BIGGEST RIPOFF EVER!

This review is LONG overdue, and i can not get this ridiculous experience out of my head. First of all, the hype around French Laundry is completely overrated! The fact that they make you call 3 months to the date that you want to make a reservation should have been the red flag... We get there, and are totally unimpressed with the decor, not elegant at all, very quiet, and the staff is not very friendly, almost snob... view more

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09/28/2010
Should Be On Every Foodie's Bucket List

The French Laundry is not just a great French restaurant in America, it is a great French restaurant anywhere in the world, most definitely including France. There is a magic that has been cultivated here that inspires the kitchen each day. This is an intangible that is extremely rare in the brutal world of the culinary arts where even the most enthusiastic practitioners can fall prey to the grind of the kitchen. ... view more

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06/12/2010
Best French food even compared to France!

Go for the tasting menu it changes often and the 9 course will fill you up and you will be amazed at every dish. The common words you hear from everyone is ""WOW"" and most will say that at least half of the dishes!\r \r I've been to the best places in Paris and France and while there were many 9 out of 10's only the French laundry gets my vote for a 10!

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12/01/2009
not too high an expection

I came into this restaurant without much expections at all. Or perhaps what I mean is not too high an expection. I certainly wasn't shocked when that's exactly what I got. When I saw it on the menu and the foie gras terrine (not fresh) was presented, I knew I had to brace myself for disappointment. The food was the biggest disappointment. The servers really tried their best. It wasn't their fault. It was the food ... view more

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02/28/2009
Surpassed my expectations

I made reservations two months ago and dined tonight. During that time, I had spent several weekends researching all I could about Thomas Keller, his restaurants, his philosophy, studied the 100+ page wine menu, etc. I've read more reviews than I can remember, both good and bad. I tried going in with reasonable expectations: this is considered the best restaurant in the Americas by Restaurant Magazine. What does the ... view more

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12/07/2008
Wishing for the wow factor!

I dined at the French Laundry & was a bit disappointed. Started w/ oysters with a sabayon sauce, which I would have preferred chilled, I guess I wasn?t expecting the oysters to be poached, however the caviar was briny & delicious. Foie gras was the best dish of all, served with 3 different salts and the most delicious brioche, the salt cut the fat perfectly. If your brioche gets a bit cold, warm brioche is ready to... view more

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09/20/2008
French Laundry SO Not Worth The Price.

We dined with a party of ten in Sept. 2006 and 2007. At our 2007 seating they forgot the promised birthday cake and 5 of the 9 dishes were the same as the previous year. When we emailed and asked them to vary the menu for our 2008 seating, Thomas Keller called us personally and said, ""If you don't like what I serve, don't come. I'll even help you find another restaurant to eat at."" We canceled and will now dine at ... view more

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08/24/2008
""Discriminating"" Service

Due to character limitations, I can't show my full review, but it can also be found on the Yelp website. Look up user ""Dave M"" under the French Laundry reviews.\r \r Simply put, the food was incredible. A culinary masterpiece, sadly tainted by a clear example of discrimination.\r \r Disregarding the above issue (albeit a difficult thing to do), from a service perspective, I was much more impressed with local ... view more

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06/30/2008
The service ruined the entire experience...

We went here for our 5th anniversay, after a wait of nearly 4 months. The dishes was okay, but far from spectacular. I am a pretty nice guy and maybe my expectations were higher, but this is truly a classic example of a restuarant with rave reviews that has become lazy and now is run solely on the reputation of it's former glory.\r \r It's a shame as I see this a lot. A restaurant gets divine praises and then th... view more

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04/04/2008
Such a disappointment

After waiting the apparently ""required"" 2 months to get a reservation at The French Laundry, my husband and I were extremely excited to experience this ""world class"" restaurant. The wait staff, though attentive, was stiff and pompous, the food was a disappointment, and the final bill for the evening over $800.00. The next day we enjoyed a picnic on the grounds of a beautiful winery, with lovely bread, cheese, oli... view more

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