The Most Expensive Places to Eat in America

The Most Expensive Places to Eat in America

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The Most Expensive Places to Eat in America

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Got lots of money burning a hole in your pocket? Want to spend a few hundred on a memorable meal at one of the finest restaurants in America?

We have the itinerary for you. Or rather, Bundle.com has compiled the list—the list of the top 25 most expensive restaurants in the USA. The rankings are based on guest check averages.

Believe it or not, the numbers one and two most expensive restaurants are owned by the same chef/restaurateur.

Thomas Keller is America’s only chef and restaurateur to be awarded three Michelin stars for two restaurants at the same time. Those two French eateries, The French Laundry in Yountville, Calif., and Per Se in New York City, are also the two most expensive places to eat in the U.S., based on the average guest’s tab.

If you’re a typical guest at The French Laundry, your meal is going to run you just under a grand. That’s right, the average visit to Chef Keller’s Napa-area restaurant comes in at $957.

For all you high rollers out there, here’s a roundup of the Top Ten Priciest Restaurants in America.

  1. The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif.  Cuisine: French; Average check: $957
  2. Per Se, New York.  Cuisine: French; Average check: $883
  3. Michael Mina, San Francisco.  Cuisine: American Noveau; Average check: $844
  4. Alinea, Chicago. Cuisine: American Noveau; Average check: $736
  5. Charlie Trotter’s, Chicago.  Cuisine: American Noveau; Average check: $666
  6. Melisse, Los Angeles.  Cuisine: American Noveau; Average check: $576
  7. Tru, Chicago.  Cuisine: American Noveau; Average check: $558
  8. Les Nomades, Chicago.  Cuisine: French; Average check: $558
  9. Daniel, New York City. Cuisine: French; Average check: $547
  10. Everest, Chicago.  Cuisine: French; Average check: $546

Click here to read more about the top 25 most expensive restaurants in America, according to Bundle.com. 

Infographic by Valerie Willis

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