I am a compulsive planner and already know where we plan to dine on several evenings during our trip in late May - mid June. (Not every moment is planned; I may learn about more must-dos and am also leaving some evenings for spontaneity.) So I am ready to make some reservations, but I'm thinking that January is a bit early. The only starred restaurant on my list is Violon d'Ingres; the other choices are all places mentioned on this board, but I'm not even trying for Spring, etc.
My question is: how soon can I call/fax for reservations without appearing crazy (or being told to call back later)?