There are many a Francophile in Napa Valley. After all, the region takes much of its influence from France. It comes as no surprise then that there are several French restaurants, many of which Michelin Star rated. In fact, Napa Valley boasts the most Michelin Star French restaurants on the West Coast. So, if it a French restaurant you are looking for then look no further than this list of the best French restaurants in Napa Valley.
Address: 6640 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
The brainchild of internationally acclaimed chef Thomas Keller (the only American-born chef to have two 3-star Michelin restaurants), French Laundry opened in 1994 and is widely considered to be Napa Valley’s best French Restaurant. Located in a historic building built in 1900, French Laundry features a menu that changes daily and featuring classic French cuisine.
Address: 540 Main St, Napa, CA 94559
When it opened in 2002, Angèle introduced Napa Valley to the simple yet famed cuisine and hospitality of the French countryside. Created by Bettina Rouas, Angèle is located in the historic Hatt Building adjacent the Napa River. You’d be hard-pressed to find a French restaurant in Napa Valley with a more inviting interior.
Address: 6510 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Bistro Jeanty is the product of acclaimed chef Philippe Jeanty who immigrated to the United States in 1977 to open the Chandon Restaurant. Jeanty left Chandon to create Bistro Jeanty in 1998, the same year the restaurant won Best New Restaurant in the Bay Area 1998 and was a finalist in the final four for Best New Restaurant in America. If you are looking for traditional home-style french cuisine made from high-quality ingredients then Bistro Jeanty is the place to go.
Address: 6534 Washington St, Yountville, CA 94599
Address: 1226 Washington St, Calistoga, CA 94515
In their own words Evangeline is a French restaurant with a creole soul. Come in for a creative menu experience flanked by equally creative cocktails and a well-apportioned wine list.
Address: 1314 McKinstry St, Napa, CA 94559
The product of acclaimed chef Ken Frank, La Toque is one of Napa Valley’s best Michelin Star restaurants and its wine list boasts The Grand Award, Wine Spectator’s highest honor.