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As one of New York’s best restaurants, reservations at Per Se can be hard to come by. Owner and chef Thomas Keller also likes to keep his restaurants small — both Per Se and mother ship The French Laundry in Napa Valley have just 16 tables. The Forbes Travel Guide Five-Star restaurant accepts reservations one month prior to the calendar date by phone between 10 a.m. and 6 p.m. local time, or by booking online at OpenTable. Reservations are required for the New York restaurant’s main dining room, but the more casual salon area has first-come, first-served seating. Once you’ve made your reservation, make sure to cancel well in advance if you can’t make it — not showing up for your reservation or canceling with less than three days’ notice will result in a $175 charge per person.