One of the most celebrated restaurants in America, the Michelin Guide San Francisco recently awarded The French Laundry their highest rating of three stars for the sixth year in a row, making Thomas Keller the only American-born chef to have two three-starred Michelin restaurants, in both Napa Valley and New York City.
The daily pre fixe tasting menu is offered at both lunch and dinnertime for a flat rate of $310 without wine pairings, plus optional upgrades like an additional $125 for truffle mac and cheese and $100 for wagyu beef. I also paid $100 to secure a reservation through a sneaky little concierge number on one of these genius tip forums.
Was it worth it? If you're a foodie, hell yes. This is the creme de la creme of dining.