Restaurants that still make you wear a jacket

Published January 17, 2014

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Restaurants that still make you wear a jacket

Restaurants that still make you wear a jacket

Some restaurants will never go casual.

The Four Seasons, New York City

While you won’t get kicked out of the The Four Seasons if you show up in your shirtsleeves, management at this legendary restaurant will kindly suggest that you don one of their "loaners" while you dine. And you definitely should: they’re stylish, dry-cleaned weekly, and you really don’t want to be the only guy in the Pool Room without a jacket on.

'21' Club, New York City

While they did away with the tie requirement in 2009, you’re still not getting in without a jacket at this world-renowned speakeasy that became one of the country’s most famous restaurants.

Galatoire’s, New Orleans

This beacon of old-world fanciness has been requiring its male customers to wear jackets for well more than 100 years. And while they no longer force men to wear ties and women to wear dresses, if you arrive without a jacket you can take your pick from about 30 available to borrow.  

Per Se, New York City

Thomas Keller’s Per Se is one of the finest restaurants in the world, and if you have the privilege (and the means) to dine there you’re going to need to wear at least a jacket (and you really should wear a tie as well). And for Pete’s sake, don’t even try to walk in with jeans.

The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.

Just like at Per Se, you’ll need to wear a jacket at Thomas Keller’s French Laundry, which has consistently been rated the country’s best restaurant. You also won’t be allowed in if you decide to show up in jeans, T-shirts, shorts, or sneakers. When it’s warm inside the restaurant (it’s cooled geo-thermally, which doesn’t always work so well), you’re allowed to take your jacket off at the table, but check with the waiter first.

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