We went to The French Laundry a couple of years ago. It was a friend's birthday and his wife wanted to take him somewhere special. She organized a group of 6 of us and was able to get a reservation for lunch relatively easily. We had our own room, and a special menu. Since I hate seafood, I asked for a seafood-free menu and was offered different food than my friends often (better food, I think, at least a more interesting presentation). The service is amazing and it is a really nice experience. I wouldn't go often or anything, but it's a really nice experience to try.