Forbes have just released a breakdown of The World’s 12 Most Expensive Meals and three of the pricy eateries are here in NYC.
Midtown’s Masa places second in Forbes’ list. Masa Tamayaka’s prix fixe menu at the sushi eatery costs $595 per person, and that doesn’t include drinks or tax. On the plus side Masa has just joined the growing list of high-end restaurants (including the two listed below) that no longer accept tipping, so that will save a few dollars.
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The chef’s tasting menu at Thomas Keller’s restaurant Per Se is marginally cheaper at $325 per person and you can sample dishes including butter poached Nova Scotia Lobster, and salad of Hawaiian hearts of peach palm. The restaurant made headlines earlier in the year after Pete Wells’ scathing review in the New York Times. Wells compared Per Se’s mushroom bouillon to bong water and dubbed it neither worth the time nor the money. Keller later apologized to his customers on his website.
Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare holds the impressive accolade of being Brooklyn’s only three Michelin-starred restaurant. Chef César Ramirez fuses French & Japanese flavors, and the $306 tasting menu – which consists of upwards of 15 courses – changes daily. They also have a pretty impressive 3,000-bottle wine cellar. Sadly, they may be moving to Manhattan (because that’s where most of the richest people like to eat).