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French Laundry Dress Code (women)

abbiecoy Jul 7, 2007 07:00 PM

I'm heading to the french laundry for lunch tomorrow...and I know no jeans, shorts, sneakers and a jacket is a must for men. But can I wear a cute (although short) but nice sundress and heels? It is lunch, not dinner.

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    kimberlya RE: abbiecoy Jul 7, 2007 07:03 PM

    I don't see why not. It's a touristy area and it's summertime (and no places, that I know of, carry a ruler to measure your hemline!). Normally, dress codes are more lax for women.

    But if in doubt, call the restaurant! =)

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      Gail RE: abbiecoy Jul 7, 2007 07:06 PM

      You will be perfect. I went for dinner and wore a nice linen pants suit and felt very comfortable.

      1. riceflour RE: abbiecoy Jul 7, 2007 07:09 PM

        As long as your dress isn't too scandalous (and I doubt it would be--CHers tend to have good taste in general), no one should hassle you. Kimberlya is right: it's summertime in a touristy area, they're not going to care.

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          abbiecoy RE: riceflour Jul 7, 2007 07:32 PM

          Thanks for the feedback. No-it's not scandalous at all or super short. I just wasn't sure if I had to wear something more formal, which I don't have.

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            maria lorraine RE: abbiecoy Jul 7, 2007 10:06 PM

            If you have a lightweight shawl or scarf to throw over your shoulders, that might be nice...to dress up your sundress (fine, by the way, as is) a little and in case in gets cold (which it can do because of the air conditioning) in the restaurant.

            Have a wonderful time. Report back on your impressions.

        2. Robert Lauriston RE: abbiecoy Jul 8, 2007 12:00 PM

          That's really thoughtless and sloppy that they don't list the full dress code on Opentable, or even on their own Web site's reservations page.

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            Robert Lauriston RE: Robert Lauriston Jul 8, 2007 12:21 PM


            The French Laundry
            6640 Washington Street, Yountville, CA 94599

          2. FoodWine RE: abbiecoy Jul 8, 2007 02:19 PM

            Sounds perfect. Enjoy. I wore a "casually elegant" dress to French Laundry myself, and did not feel out of place.
            Don't miss Ad Hoc, it's a lot of fun. Casual but really good. Fresh, deliciouly prepared food, excellent service.

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