New York City is the place to be in terms of fine dining and impossible reservations. They have venues to serve every expensive taste and they understand the importance of delivering food that melts in your mouth. It may be hard to find a seat, and your wallet might feel a lot lighter after you pay the bill, but the experience is totally worth it.
We have found the most expensive restaurants in New York City where you should try and schedule your own reservation. It might not be possible to get a seat for months or even be within your price range, but it is always nice to dream of the impossible. Keep reading to learn more about the ten most expensive restaurants in New York City!
10 Eleven Madison Park
One look at the small number of tables in Eleven Madison Park and you know that your bill is going to be more than you anticipated. They offer two different types of reservations with a dining room tasting menu at $335 per person or a bar tasting menu at $175 per person.
The dining room menu offers eight to ten dishes for guests to sample and they also hold private events for an exorbitant price. You can make reservations on their website to hold your spot and you won't leave disappointed.
9 Peter Luger
This is one expensive steakhouse, but anyone knows the best steaks don't come from just anywhere.
Peter Lugar has been the top-rated steakhouse since 1984, so you can be sure they know what they are doing when preparing your exceptional dinner. They only use USDA prime beef and they are able to hold events for special occasions.
This restaurant does not have any prices on their online menu, but you can be sure to pay well over $100 for a simple steak.
8 Momofuku Ko
Momofuku Ko is not open during the summer months, which adds to its exclusivity.
They offer a tasting menu at $255 per person and the entire experience lasts about two and a half hours. This price is the same for both dinner and lunch menus, but guests who are just looking for a drink can snag a seat at the bar.
They do have a simple bar menu for anyone interested in a quick snack and can hold events for up to sixty people.
7 Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare
Brooklyn Fare wants its guests to experience a communal dining experience where they can watch as their food is made right before their very eyes.
They blend together Japanese foods and techniques from the French to create one-of-a-kind dishes for their two-and-a-half-hour tasting.
It costs about $360 for this meal, but anyone with seafood allergies might want to find a different restaurant. The drink is not included in the price, and guests can choose from over seven thousand bottles of wine to ensure the pairing with their meal is perfect.
6 Per Se
Per Se opened its doors in 2004 and is the epitome of the French Cuisine in the states. They have a chef's tasting menu and vegetable tasting menu with nine courses that never repeat the same two ingredients.
The price to attend one of these luxury tastings is $355 and you can always check out their website to see what dishes are being served that week. This restaurant also offers a salon tasting menu that only costs $255 if you are looking for something a little cheaper.
5 Le Bernardin
Le Bernardin focuses on the luxury we like to call seafood and got its start in New York after their first restaurant took off in Paris, France.
They offer a dinner menu with four courses that are priced at $160 and a lunch menu with three courses for $90. They serve things like caviare, kampachi, and striped bass with different options depending upon your specific tastes.
They also have three different tasting menus, with the most expensive being the chef's tasting menu. It comes at a price of $370 per person and includes a wine pairing. Their tables tend to be reserved a month in advance so it is always a good idea to call in your reservation ahead of time to make sure you have a table.
The chef and owner of Masa grew up in a fishing village in Japan and brought his knowledge of their cuisine to New York City. The sushi counter is sanded daily and the seasonal plants are arranged to show nature's imperfections.
You can eat here for a mere $595 which doesn't include your drink or tax, but it is a casual dress code. They do not accept gratuities per Japanese custom, and anyone interested in true Japanese cuisine should save up their dollars and make a reservation.
Jean-Georges is another restaurant under the direction of a French chef who owns numerous restaurants around the world. They offer numerous tasting menus depending upon the type of cuisine you are looking for and how much you plan to eat.
This restaurant does require a formal dress code and men to have jackets in order to enter which gives the restaurant an expensive atmosphere.
It's unclear what each of these menus cost, but you can be certain it will put more than a dent in your wallet.
2 Gotham Bar & Grill
Gotham Bar and Grill is the perfect place to go for any occasion. They do offer some menu items for a reasonable price and their most expensive option rests at $85.
You can still expect to leave with around an $80 tab per person, likely more if you plan on having dessert.
You should also be sure to pick up some of their famous Gotham chocolates, which you can have shipped to your home during the winter months.
1 Coco J'adore
Coco J'Adore might appear to have pretty average prices until you decide you want the caviare for dinner. Then you'll find yourself paying $1,350 for this simple dish and taking out a loan at the same time because it was more than you bargained for.
It might be best to choose anything but the caviare dish, but the reviews do say it is totally worth it. You'll feel sophisticated and chic after finding your seat and find yourself having a great time.