I dined at Daniel’s last week with Paul Allen. I had the peanut butter soup with smoked duck and mashed squash. New York Matinee called it “a playful but mysterious little dish.” And then the red snapper with violets and pine nuts. But was Daniel the best ?

New York City is famous for its culinary scene, with an abundance of restaurants catering to every taste and budget. However, if you’re looking to indulge in a truly luxurious dining experience, there are a few restaurants in the city that are sure to leave you gobsmacked with their eye-watering prices. In this blog post, we’ll take a look at the most expensive restaurants in New York City.

Per Se
Per Se is the brainchild of legendary chef Thomas Keller and is widely considered to be one of the finest restaurants in the world. Located in the Time Warner Center, the restaurant offers stunning views of Central Park and serves up a nine-course tasting menu for a whopping $355 per person. With dishes like Oysters and Pearls, featuring osetra caviar and sabayon, and Butter Poached Lobster, it’s no wonder Per Se is a favorite among the city’s elite.

Masa is a Japanese restaurant located in the Time Warner Center and is the brainchild of chef Masa Takayama. The restaurant offers a sushi-focused menu that is prepared right in front of you by the chef himself. The experience comes at a cost, however, with the omakase menu starting at $595 per person. If you want to indulge in some of the rarest and most expensive ingredients, like bluefin tuna and uni from Hokkaido, the price can go up to over $1,000 per person.

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
This three-Michelin-starred restaurant is located in Downtown Brooklyn and offers a 20-course tasting menu for $395 per person. The menu changes frequently, but you can expect dishes like black truffle risotto and wagyu beef. The intimate setting and personalized attention from the chefs make for an unforgettable experience.

Eleven Madison Park
Eleven Madison Park is another three-Michelin-starred restaurant in the city, located in the Flatiron District. The restaurant offers a multi-course tasting menu that changes with the seasons, featuring dishes like foie gras and lobster. The price tag for this experience is $335 per person.

Located on the Upper East Side, Daniel is a French restaurant run by chef Daniel Boulud. The menu offers classic French cuisine with a modern twist, like sea urchin risotto and roasted duck with spiced honey. The tasting menu starts at $275 per person, with additional charges for supplements like caviar and truffles.

While these restaurants are certainly not for the budget-conscious, they offer a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience that is sure to leave a lasting impression. If you’re looking to indulge in some of the finest cuisine in the world and have the budget to match, these restaurants are definitely worth a visit.








Butter poached Maine lobster, sun hole chips, seared Hudson valley foie gras, braised Lacinato Kale… lobster drawn butter… As someone who dined at Per se and Masa , those were the best food i had in my entire life.

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