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Lunch at French Laundry?

Ruth Lafler | | Jan 17, 2002 04:17 PM

I'm thinking of spending the weekend of my birthday in late March in the wine country, and was wondering if anyone here can tell me about lunch at The French Laundry?

What are the menu and prices like (I found the dinner menu online, but not lunch)?

Is it worth it? Is it as hard to get reservations? Will I feel comfortable lunching alone (will they even let me lunch alone, or are their tables too valuable to be wasted on single diners)?

Also, I was thinking of staying at one of the "spa" places in and around Calistoga. Are there some to be recommended? Avoided? Good values (so I can afford to eat at French Laundry [g])?

Thanks hounds!