Some of the most expensive restaurants in the world boast some of the most delicious and rare menus out there. Good taste can be expensive. In this case, we’re not talking about designer clothing or a luxury car, we’re talking about literal taste.
Depending on the number of people, and the cost of the individual items ordered, the price can vary wildly. So for the sake of this list, we’re going by average price per person.
Digital restaurant menus are a great way to get a good idea of what you can expect from a restaurant. So with that said, we’ll take a look at the menus that these restaurants have online, and talk about some of the most expensive items you can order.. If your pockets are big enough.
Sublimotion, owned by head chef Paco Roncero, is located in Ibiza, Spain, and is notorious for its experience.
As a guest, you’ll find no shortage of expensive treats, great atmosphere, and strangely entertaining shows. The restaurant boasts a hefty $2,000+ per person price tag, which currently makes it the most expensive restaurant in the world.
In this case, you’re paying for not just an amazing meal, but the whole experience. With a fusion of virtual reality, circus-like entertainment, and all the technology you can imagine, it’s a wonder that the food is actually the biggest talking point.
Thomas Keller, owner of Per se, is no stranger to success. Located in New York, this is Keller’s 2nd 3-starred restaurant.
The menu consists of various wines and cocktails, as well as a 9 course tasting menu that is also offered for vegetarians.
Overall, the food incorporates classic French techniques and will set you back a cool $685 per person. The restaurant also calls for a $100 deposit on each person attending.
Another New York favorite, Masa takes traditional Japanese sushi to the next level. In fact, the entire eating experience is estimated to last about 2 hours.
Owned by master sushi chef Masa Takayama, this culinary adventure will cost you $595, and that doesn’t even include beverages or taxes.
Just to give you an idea of the quality and care that goes into not just the food, but the restaurant as a whole, Masa is one of only 2 sushi restaurants in the United States that features a bar made of a solid piece of Hinoka wood. This piece of wood alone is valued at about $260,000. Talk about detail.
Even though Plaza Athenee is located in Paris, they offer a wide variety of dishes from all over the world.
There’s a lot more to this restaurant than meets the eye. In addition to its world-class food, it is also apart of one of the nicest hotels in Paris.
As you’re seated below the thousands of real, shimmering crystals set inside the elegant chandeliers, you’ll notice that no detail was left out. This restaurant is all about quality and experience.
Dining at this one-of-a-kind restaurant will set you back about $550 per person. But, of course, prices can get exceedingly more expensive depending on what you order.
Restaurant Guy Savoy
The experience at Restaurant Guy Savoy is nothing short of magical. As a guest, you’ll be lavished with tastes and techniques from all over the world.
Each packaged experience comes with a variety of different courses. Some of the highlights include blue lobster, monkfish, and a whole barbequed pigeon, and many other delights that you would expect from an expensive restaurant.
Because of the variety of packages and experiences, the prices are varied, too. You can expect to pay as little as €250 per person or as much as €500 per person.
Is the expense worth it?
As you can see, there are quite a few restaurants out there that are sure to put a big dent in your bank account.
Of course, there are plenty of expensive restaurants out there that feature most expensive single items. Something like a steak or a hamburger coated in gold leaf is sure to bring a decent price tag, but they’re rarely ordered.
This list showcases expensive restaurants that are often booked for weeks at a time, and have a consistent customer base.
This whole list leads up to the burning question: is it all worth it? As many great reviews as these places have, it can really only be up to you to decide.
Written by Zachary McDaniel – Content marketing specialist, car enthusiast, and self proclaimed zoologist.