In March my wife and I will be in San Francisco and wine country for her sister’s wedding. While most of our time has already been planned out for us, I managed to schedule a few days for us to enjoy our first trip to the area. We are fast approaching the 2 month window before our trip and I had a couple questions regarding restaurant reservations.
I know at places like TFL you basically have to get on the phone at 10:00am pst exactly two months prior and hope for a table. But are most restaurants out there like this? I am hoping to dine at Redd on a Sunday evening and Gary Danko’s on a Tuesday evening. Do I need to call these places exactly two months prior or is there a little bit more leeway at places like this? Also, how important are reservations? For example the Monday night we want to play it by ear since we will be out tasting all day… do we still have a decent shot to go somewhere that night and walk in?
Lastly, how far in advance do I need to make reservations for tastings at places like Venge, Jarvis, etc…
Thanks for any help and I have really enjoyed learning from everyone’s information on here!