The French Laundry is a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience, and meals here have a price tag that matches the uniqueness and quality of the food and wine.
The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant provides several dining options. Dining Room reservations for up to seven will cost $310 per person. Choose between two daily changing nine-course menus: the chef’s tasting menu or the tasting of vegetables.
The Board Room is a private space in the new building next to the wine cellar. It can accommodate eight to 12 at a cost of $400 per person plus supplements.
For an alfresco experience, the Napa restaurant offers the seasonal Courtyard, which is across from its garden. Parties of eight to 14 can dine here for $400 per person plus supplements.
Wine pairings cost extra. The French restaurant includes a subtle form of BYOB — you are welcome to bring wines that are not represented on the in-house list, except you will be charged a fee of $150 for each 750-milliliter bottle, with a limit of one bottle for every two guests at the table.
Expect the same price tag and experience if you’re dining at The French Laundry for lunch, where the same kind of nine-course tasting menu offered at dinner is also served.
Also, be prepared to pay in full at the time of booking. The price will cover food, a service charge and taxes.