The French Laundry and Per Se Are Getting More Expensive Next Year

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Foie isn't free. Photo: Per Se

It probably won't flummox anyone who planned to dine at either establishment in 2014, but nonetheless, Ryan Sutton drops the stunning nuggets of price-hiking news that each of Thomas Keller's fine-dining restaurants will raise their prices: The French Laundry is adding $25 to each menu, for a total of $295 per diner (minus wine), while Per Se has added $15, for a total of $310. (Lunch prices are also going up.) On the bright side, the food critic notes this is the first time since January of 2011 either restaurant has raised its prices, and service is still included in the cost of the meals. [Ryan Sutton/Twitter]