2008

Bouchon Restaurant Review, Yountville

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Reviewer: Foodnut.com

Bouchon

6534 Washington St

Yountville, CA 94599

707-944-8037

Bouchon Website

Book Reservation

Be sure to check out the Bouchon Cookbook

Bouchon is a French bistro that is part of the Thomas Keller French Laundry empire.  They have locations in Yountville and Las Vegas. The decor sets the mood, with colors, paintings that set the stage for a French meal.  Clearly most of the people here are touring the Wine country.

Bouchon Yountville Interior 2

Bouchon Yountville Interior 4

Bouchon Yountville Interior 3

Bouchon Yountville Interior 1

Bouchon Yountville Bathroom

Cool Bathroom

The restaurant is not large and has a busy, loud vibe. The place looks like it was transported from France.

Bouchon Yountville 11

They have the Bouchon bakery next door, which sells some of the best french bread around.

Bouchon Yountville Bread

Great bread and butter

Menu pics

Website Menu

Food Pics

Picks:

Bouchon Yountville French Onion Soup

Soupe a la Oignon ($9.75) or french onion soup was a very good classic Hors-D’oeuver. It was steaming hot and had a strong onion flavor.  The cheese on top was crusty and tasty.

Bouchon Yountville Quiche

Quiche du jour ($13.50) was a spinach and provolene quiche. Extremely high quality and nothing like the quiches you buy locally or shudder- get frozen. Top notch ingredients and very smooth.

Bouchon Yountville Steak Frites

Steak Frites ($33.50) or pan seared prime flatiron with maitre d’hotel butter and French fries is the quintessential bistro entree. The steak did not look visually appealing, but was excellent.  It was cooked to a perfect medium rare and was super tender. The fries were plentiful and awesome. Some of the best around. Crispy and not greasy.

Bouchon Yountville Charcuterie

Assiette de Charcuterie ($14.50) with picked vegetables, Dijon mustard, petite baguette was had several kinds of delicious thinly sliced meats as well as accompanying items. A nice appetizer to put you in the french mood.

OK:

Bouchon Yountville Salmon

Salmon Special ($33) had a huge portion of Poached Salmon on top of kale and potatoes.  Very good salmon even though the preparation was more different than we’ve been accustomed to. The pea shoot greens and potatoes seemed out of place on this unbalanced dish.  A case of weekend special to clear out stuff?

Bouchon Yountville Mojito

Mojito ($11) was pricey and just average. Not enough sugar. Wine was a better bet.

Pans:
None

The service at Bouchon was friendly and functional but not as available as we would like, probably because the place was so busy. Wine prices were high with glasses running $12. The glass of St Clement was a good call by the waiter. Cocktails also were expensive at $11+. The food was excellent and was accentuated by the atmosphere. This is a perfect place for the laid back atmosphere of the wine country.

Diners on a budget could get by with a lower cost sandwich ($17.95) or Croque ($16.95).

Yountville is home to some of the best restaurants around. We’ve reviewed: The French laundry, etoile, Redd, Auberge du Soleil, Ad Hoc, Bouchon, Bottega.

Bouchon on Urbanspoon

Also at:

Bouchon at The Venetian
3355 Las Vegas Blvd South
Las Vegas, NV 89109
702-414-6200

Reservations

Bouchon Beverly Hills
225 N Canon Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 271-9910

Bouchon Overall Rating: (Excellent 3)

Come Back?

Food Rating: (Excellent)
Service Rating: (Good)
Atmosphere Rating: (Excellent)
Value Rating: (Very Good)

Guide: 0 = poor, 1 = Below/Average, 2 = Good, 2.5 = Very Good, 3 = Excellent , 4 = Extraordinary

Alcohol:Full bar
Attire:Dressy
Hours:11:30am-1230am
Parking:Lot, street
Reservations:Yes
Prices:$16.95 - $32
Posted on September 18th, 2008
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