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Can $300 Buy You a Reservation at The French Laundry?

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Money may not buy happiness, but can it buy a reservation at a Thomas Keller restaurant? A man looking to surprise his wife on her birthday with dinner at The French Laundry was disappointed when he found out there were no reservations available on the right date. But no worries! In the internet age, everything is for sale!

So he did what any normal person would do: He put an ad on Craigslist in search of a reservation. He even says his wife is super nice, so there's that!

He's offering $300 cash for any time between November 4 and November 7; $150 of that goes to the seller and $150 to a charity of their choosing (although the the guy has a few suggestions). It'll be interesting to see whether The French Laundry honors the switch.


· French Laundry reservation - $300 [Craigslist via NYT]
· All French Laundry Coverage on Eater [-E-]

The French Laundry. [Photo: Peter Bond / Flickr]

The French Laundry

6640 Washington St Yountville, CA 94599-1301

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