The French Laundry has changed how they take reservations…plan for Sep/Oct right now!

The French Laundry, acclaimed chef Thomas Keller’s premier restaurant in the Napa Valley featuring a 9-course, 3-hour culinary adventure., has changed the procedure for making reservations.  They no longer take phone reservations.

To obtain a reservation, you must use their reservation page on their website.  They open reservations on the 1st day of every odd month (Jan, Mar, May, July, Sep, Nov) at 10:00 am PST.  For example, on July 1st, at 10 am PST, they will take reservations for September and October. Website

Jacket required.  Current cost is $310.

Is it worth it?

Is food fuel or pleasure to you?  That is the real question.  If fuel is your answer, then NO, don’t go.

For those who evaluate, savor, and appreciate every bite of food, an absolute YES.  It is the Disneyland of Food, every dish a new ride and new experience.  The food is about purity of flavor and putting those flavors together in such a way that the palate finds intrigue, mystery, and ecstasy come together over the course of your meal.