A lot of hungry people read and commented on my recent 3-star Parisian dining experiences at Le Meurice and Guy Savoy. In case you’re ready to shell out the dough yourself for a once-in-a-lifetime culinary experience, I asked Michelin for a few tips on how to score a hard-to-get reservation at a top restaurant. Here’s what they said:
1. Be persistent: When the reservation phone line offers a continuous busy signal, become friends with your redial button. To multiply your chances, dial simultaneously from your home phone and cell phone (and, I’d say, recruit a friend or two to help). If you are making the reservation online, be the first to take advantage of a late cancellation by clicking “refresh” often. Also, visit the restaurant’s reservation page in the middle of the night, when most systems refresh their data.