The French Laundry in Yountville, CA, is a three-Michelin-starred restaurant that is notoriously hard to get a reservation for. Because we love food and love experiencing travel destinations via food, we knew we had to at least try to get a French Laundry reservation on our recent trip to check out Sonoma and Napa Valley wineries.
We ended up being successful, so we wanted to share our tips for landing a coveted spot, as well as a general review of the meal and experience.
The hype around getting reservations for The French Laundry is pretty intense. But we found that if you understand the process, can plan far in advance, and are somewhat flexible in your dining date and time, a reservation is fairly easily attainable.
As with all posts on this site, the following is based on our visit date in early 2019. The booking process is liable to change.