French Laundry

★★★★☆
  • 125 W Shiawassee Ave

    Fenton, MI 48430

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  • 810-629-8852

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Hours
Mon - Thu, 7am - 10pm; Fri, Sat, 7am - 11pm; Sun, 7am - 9pm
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Do not go to this restaurant unless you enjoy an hour and a half for a table, or maybe go there if you want to FORCE a place to give you a table as we had to, then you have to complain to get any food out of them, which will not all come

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★★★★★

Do not go to this restaurant unless you enjoy an hour and a half for a table, or maybe go there if you want to FORCE a place to give you a table as we had to, then you have to complain to get any food out of them, which will not all come

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I love this place try there french onion soup, the subs are huge and the people are friendly. it looks like a hole in the wall joint but is gourmet

2
★★★★★

I love this place try there french onion soup, the subs are huge and the people are friendly. it looks like a hole in the wall joint but is gourmet

Pros: Great food

Cons: A little expensive

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The crust on my bread was too hard to bite. I was told by the waitress the next time I should take white bread. Someone else told me the next time they could cut the crust off. The manager told me the bread was fresh and made me feel like I was lying. There will be no next time. 9 dollars for a sandwich I could barely eat. What is so great about this place? Decor is not good.

1
★☆☆☆☆

The crust on my bread was too hard to bite. I was told by the waitress the next time I should take white bread. Someone else told me the next time they could cut the crust off. The manager told me the bread was fresh and made me feel like I was lying. There will be no next time. 9 dollars for a sandwich I could barely eat. What is so great about this place? Decor is not good.

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There's the French Laundry in wine country, CA and then there's this place which doesn't resemble that place in the least. I've lived in CA and NYC, London and eaten in great restaurants worldwide.

The first two times I went I was very excited to have anything remotely close to fine dining (with a casual bistro atmoshphere) in this part of Michigan but over the last few (over a period of about a year) the quality has totally diminished.

Good things:

Orangina is served here!

Mushroom and barley soup- flavorful and delicious

Chicken p0t pie- nice sized chunks of white meat, good gravy, just enough veg and flaky crust.

Strawberry rhubarb pie- one of the best I have ever tasted.

Creme brulee- very creamy and good but need to be careful melting sugar because they melt the custard sometimes too.

Charcuterie platter- Nice big platter, good selection of quality goodies and condiments.

French dip sandwich- Generous with the meat, not fatty, good bread and jus.

Things that have left much to be desired:

Lobster p0t pie- good concept and tasty enough, but it had seriously two small pieces of lobster and many huge chunks of potato in it, also the top crust was undercooked and gooey

Greek salad- I'm not sure how you can screw up such a simple salad but it had no flavor whatsoever. The dressing tasted like plain olive oil, no seasoning or salt and mine didn't come with feta, but goat cheese.

Loup De Mer- I waited almost an hour for this dish to arrive to my table and when it did, it was raw near the bone and i couldn't eat most of it. What i did eat of it lacked any sort of seasoning or flavor and I did have to salt, pepper and lemon it to no avail. Very disappointing.

So-so- french onion soup. Better than Applebee's but not by far!

It has potential. Season the food. Make it same quality as their baked goods. I can cook a better meal myself. Why bother driving there?

Good dining- Very hard to come by here. Please improve.

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★★★☆☆

There's the French Laundry in wine country, CA and then there's this place which doesn't resemble that place in the least. I've lived in CA and NYC, London and eaten in great restaurants worldwide.

The first two times I went I was very excited to have anything remotely close to fine dining (with a casual bistro atmoshphere) in this part of Michigan but over the last few (over a period of about a year) the quality has totally diminished.

Good things:

Orangina is served here!

Mushroom and barley soup- flavorful and delicious

Chicken p0t pie- nice sized chunks of white meat, good gravy, just enough veg and flaky crust.

Strawberry rhubarb pie- one of the best I have ever tasted.

Creme brulee- very creamy and good but need to be careful melting sugar because they melt the custard sometimes too.

Charcuterie platter- Nice big platter, good selection of quality goodies and condiments.

French dip sandwich- Generous with the meat, not fatty, good bread and jus.

Things that have left much to be desired:

Lobster p0t pie- good concept and tasty enough, but it had seriously two small pieces of lobster and many huge chunks of potato in it, also the top crust was undercooked and gooey

Greek salad- I'm not sure how you can screw up such a simple salad but it had no flavor whatsoever. The dressing tasted like plain olive oil, no seasoning or salt and mine didn't come with feta, but goat cheese.

Loup De Mer- I waited almost an hour for this dish to arrive to my table and when it did, it was raw near the bone and i couldn't eat most of it. What i did eat of it lacked any sort of seasoning or flavor and I did have to salt, pepper and lemon it to no avail. Very disappointing.

So-so- french onion soup. Better than Applebee's but not by far!

It has potential. Season the food. Make it same quality as their baked goods. I can cook a better meal myself. Why bother driving there?

Good dining- Very hard to come by here. Please improve.

Pros: Good desserts and bakery, urban atmosphere, good service

Cons: Lack of seasoning in salads and entrees, VERY BLAND, inconsistent food quality

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The owner travels around the world to find the finest meats, cheeses, breads and coffees. We absolutely love this restaurant. It has a trendy feel yet very family oriented. All of the employees are friendly. At first glance, the prices may seem high, but for the great food and the size of the meal, it is well worth the price. Also, they have great desserts! I highly recommend the Chief Ruler!

The parking is not a good situation so it is best to walk or ride a bike here - there is only parking in the road. The building is so cool and they just added a large dining area. In the summer, they have patios to eat outside.

5
★★★★★

The owner travels around the world to find the finest meats, cheeses, breads and coffees. We absolutely love this restaurant. It has a trendy feel yet very family oriented. All of the employees are friendly. At first glance, the prices may seem high, but for the great food and the size of the meal, it is well worth the price. Also, they have great desserts! I highly recommend the Chief Ruler!

The parking is not a good situation so it is best to walk or ride a bike here - there is only parking in the road. The building is so cool and they just added a large dining area. In the summer, they have patios to eat outside.

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Well the French Laundry is centrally located in downtown Fenton and is quite popular among the community I find that it is a good place to stop in for a drink and a chat but there prices are through the roof. A half a sandwhich is around $9 and frankly no better than more reasonable places. You will enjoy yourself but are paying for atmosphere. It is also within walking distance to all of the dowtown shops, resale, museum, etc.

3
★★★☆☆

Well the French Laundry is centrally located in downtown Fenton and is quite popular among the community I find that it is a good place to stop in for a drink and a chat but there prices are through the roof. A half a sandwhich is around $9 and frankly no better than more reasonable places. You will enjoy yourself but are paying for atmosphere. It is also within walking distance to all of the dowtown shops, resale, museum, etc.

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One of the largest selections of sandwiches I've seen anywhere, along with salads and deli items, incredible bread, bagels and baked goods and excellent coffees. Recently remodelled, so now there is much more seating than before. It's a bustling place, with take out available.
Downside: It's in downtown Fenton and parking is challenging to say the least. At lunchtime you may have to park blocks and blocks away.
Also, they are very expensive - this entire region has a dearth of decent restaurants, so the French Laundry really has no competition it its class.
However the really, really good sandwiches and excellent coffee are worth the indulgence!

4
★★★★☆

One of the largest selections of sandwiches I've seen anywhere, along with salads and deli items, incredible bread, bagels and baked goods and excellent coffees. Recently remodelled, so now there is much more seating than before. It's a bustling place, with take out available.
Downside: It's in downtown Fenton and parking is challenging to say the least. At lunchtime you may have to park blocks and blocks away.
Also, they are very expensive - this entire region has a dearth of decent restaurants, so the French Laundry really has no competition it its class.
However the really, really good sandwiches and excellent coffee are worth the indulgence!

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