Highly acclaimed chef Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry) is behind this beautiful Yountville restaurant. Enjoy excellent French bistro cuisine in a ... More
Highly acclaimed chef Thomas Keller (of The French Laundry) is behind this beautiful Yountville restaurant. Enjoy excellent French bistro cuisine in a dining room offering wonderful Parisian ambiance. We invite you to visit Bouchon Bakery, an authentic, country-style boulangerie located next door Bouchon Bistro. The Bakery serves traditional French breads and pastries and is open from 7am - 7pm daily.
I was excited to try this place out and I went with my roommate. Overall I was unimpressed. The service was good for the most part but the food was spotty. I had a salad that had spoiled walnut oil on it. Have you ever tried spoiled walnut oil? It tastes something like spoiled fish. Another thing is that while in the Bouchon cookbook it tells you how to make the best fries, they use frozen fries there. Unimpressive for sure. It wasn't top notch as you would think and it isn't bottom of the bottom but there are defintely better places to spend your money.
Beautiful atmosphere, beautiful presentation, small perpotions, could there be any less lamb on an open faced sand?? Service attentive but not great, especially for auto gratuity. I would like to decide what they deserve. Be careful if dinning with a group and someone suggests splitting the bill. We made selections off the Hor-d'oruvres and salad menu, (it was just lunch!)and our wine selection was half the price of others in our group. My husband and I had a total bill for about $70.00 and payed 1/4th of the bill which was $150.00. It was a special occasion and a treat to go there but honestly not what it is hyped up to be and for the price I would rather have something for my money rather than poop it out!!
It took 45 minutes to get a tuna sandwich on stale bread with salty, dried out french fries. I am a chef and I was excited to eat there to be dissapointed. I could have a better sandwich at subway with an 1/8th of the price.
Heard so much about the French Laundry, they were closed for vacation, so we wound up here. It was so dark that I literally could not read the menu. The food was OK, not great, not bad. Service was the same, a little arrogant but, being from NYC, used to it. A little pricey for what we got. All in all, I thoguht it was average, but pricey for average. We ate at other places close by and had better food.
We made a reservation a month in advance and decided to order the tasting menu and had high expectations however we were rushed through the dishes which were just average food to begin with.
The scallops were the worst of the dishes; the quail floating in so much foam we couldn't see it ended up having me bite down on a bone due to the fact that it had not been properly boned.
We spent $300 and weren't impressed with the food or the service and as a Chef myself from Las Vegas take my word for it...this place is all HYPE...we had better food and service on the Wine Train !
At 11:00 pm, we were looking for an upscale late night dinner on a Fri night, so Bouchon was recommended to us since they served dinner till 12:30 a.m. This was our first time at Bouchon. The place is cozy and intimate, very parisian in ambiance. I ordered the half-lobster seafood platter ($45) and my girlfriend ordered steak ($28). To my dismay, the oysters and clams tasted too salty and fishy. I didn't enjoy them one bit. The half lobster was too small and dry, I just had about three bites and I was done. For $45, I could have had a big juicy lobster someplace else. My girlfriend's steak was juicy and tasty, but we've had better. The only good thing we enjoyed were the fries that came with the steak. We spent about $150 that night with the drinks and felt totally ripped off. It's good to try Bouchon at least once, but I would not personally go back there. I read many good reviews of the place, but I guess taste is subjective. To me, the food was way too overrated for the $$$$.
We heard so much about French Laundry and that Bouchon was going to be the next best thing. We saved our last night in Napa for Bouchon and we were very disappointed. Our waiter was rude, he started off forgeting my drink order and pretended that he didn't, when I reminded him 20 minutes after my husband got his drink. He never came by to check on us and everything took forever. To top it off, the food was just okay. We were in Napa for 5 days and ate at a bunch of restaurants there. Bouchon was the worst meal we had. Bistro Jeanty down the street from Bouchon was so much better overall. Don't buy into the hype and save your time for many other fabulous restaurants in Napa.
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