Now Might Be The Best Time to Snag That Table at the French Laundry

Chef-proprietor Thomas Keller of the renowned French Laundry. (Photo courtesy of the French Laundry)

You’re cutting back. You’re eating out less. But if you still have the means  to splurge on a fancy meal, now’s the time to try to get that longed-for table at the French Laundry.

To be sure, the Yountville restaurant considered one of the very best in the world, is still full every night. But as a result of this nightmarish economy, it’s now a little easier to get a reservation.

Find out how and why by reading my contribution to today’s “Inside Scoop” column in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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  • Are you writing for the Chron now?

  • Yes, I am writing regularly for the Chron now, as a freelancer. I’ve been doing about one story or so a month for that paper. It’s been wonderful to be able to still write food stories for a newspaper, especially one that has such an outstanding and well-read food section.

  • I have to agree – I snagged a Sat lunch table through OpenTable for later this month back in Jan, but within the two month window.

  • Oh yay! I’m so glad that worked out for you, Neeracha. I hope you have a fabulous lunch. I have no doubt that you will.

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