Dismiss Notice

STYLE. COMMUNITY. GREAT CLOTHING.

Bored of counting likes on social networks? At Styleforum, you’ll find rousing discussions that go beyond strings of emojis.

Click Here to join Styleforum's thousands of style enthusiasts today!

Your most expensive restaurant bill?

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by mm84321, Nov 22, 2010.

  1. ratboycom

    ratboycom Senior member

    Messages:
    3,682
    Likes Received:
    6
    Joined:
    Jul 16, 2006
    Location:
    Nagoya, Japan
    Took my GF and her parents out when I was on vacation in my second year of undergrad. Bill came to about 50,000JPY (actually it was only about 450$ back then). Lot of money to blow on dinner for a college kid.
     


  2. ALFAMALE

    ALFAMALE Senior member

    Messages:
    1,127
    Likes Received:
    8
    Joined:
    May 26, 2009
    Location:
    London, UK
    320 for two, without booze at le crocodile .
     


  3. tdangio

    tdangio Senior member

    Messages:
    262
    Likes Received:
    3
    Joined:
    Jan 17, 2009
    Location:
    Denver
    Also when you're Jay-Z they probably don't check either.
     


  4. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    the highest I personally had to pay for was at the Fat Duck - two tasting menus, and I got the wine pairing (my brother did not) and it came out to $950.
     


  5. SField

    SField Senior member

    Messages:
    6,278
    Likes Received:
    23
    Joined:
    Oct 19, 2008
    the highest I personally had to pay for was at the Fat Duck - two tasting menus, and I got the wine pairing (my brother did not) and it came out to $950.

    Worth it?
     


  6. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

    Messages:
    19,407
    Likes Received:
    3,873
    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2008
    Location:
    NYC
    Worth it?

    every damn penny.



    note on the price: $50 came from a glass of the '98 Comtes de Champange Taittinger, $20ish from coffee/tea, and another few bucks from the cheese cart. I posted some pics in the wine thread.
     


  7. nmerc001

    nmerc001 Senior member

    Messages:
    1,045
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2009
    $490 for two people at Daniel in NYC.
     


  8. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

    Messages:
    11,903
    Likes Received:
    1,944
    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2008
    ~$550 for the summer tasting and wine pairings at EMP for my girlfriend's 25th.

    Highest overall bill was $1500 for 12 people at a terrible Italian restaurant somewhere in the East 50's. I cannot remember why I agreed to go to that birthday dinner as I only knew one couple and it was neither of their birthdays.... I would rather have gone to the Olive Garden.

    *edit* I forgot to say that the dinner at EMP was completely worth the bill.
     


  9. Piobaire

    Piobaire Not left of center?

    Messages:
    50,673
    Likes Received:
    13,816
    Joined:
    Dec 5, 2006
    Location:
    In My Douchemobile
    I guess I'll give a semi-serious answer. Some of my most expensive per person dining experiences were:

    Cyrus, the big tasting + more + grand wine pairing

    This (which was incredible and I highly recommend it if you're ever in Scotsdale during the cool season): http://www.thephoenician.com/file/ph...box_6.12.9.pdf

    That's personal. I keep no memory of business dinners where an expense account is paying.
     


  10. fuji

    fuji Senior member

    Messages:
    7,062
    Likes Received:
    1,436
    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2008
    Location:
    London
    Had a $200 bar tab for my 17th last monday, thats probably the most I've spent. Don't really go to restaurants that often.
     


  11. Mark from Plano

    Mark from Plano Lifestyle change - no homo

    Messages:
    10,781
    Likes Received:
    253
    Joined:
    Apr 11, 2007
    Location:
    Not in Plano
    I've done a couple of birthday parties where the tab was probably $2000-$3000 for 10 people or so, including wine and tip. We bought a dinner for 10 at a fundraiser once for about $2,500.

    Beyond that I'm pretty small time. Spent about $500 on a dinner for 2 at River Cafe in Brooklyn last March including wine and tip.
     


  12. binge

    binge Senior member

    Messages:
    5,210
    Likes Received:
    148
    Joined:
    Jan 5, 2008
    Location:
    San Francisco
    L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon Tokyo. Some sort of anniversary tasting menu with wine pairing. Something like 300 USD for one, if I remember right.
     


  13. topcatny

    topcatny Senior member

    Messages:
    1,054
    Likes Received:
    26
    Joined:
    Dec 14, 2004
    Location:
    NYC and Long Island, NY
    Not including my wedding, mine was $500+ for dinner for 2 at Daniel a few years ago. I have had a few business dinners of $1K - $2K maybe even more, but since it wasn't coming out of my pocket I wasn't really concerned.
     


  14. GusW

    GusW Senior member Dubiously Honored

    Messages:
    19,332
    Likes Received:
    3,583
    Joined:
    Sep 18, 2007
    I'll flip this for a moment give you my "best deal" restaurant" bill.

    In May 2009 in Zihuatanejo, Mexico we had a wedding. The Swine Flu and the financial crisis meant that no one was in the town except for our wedding party. We arranged to have a beautiful outdoor restaurant all to ourselves for 24 people. Dinner included musicians, Margaritas, Beer, appetizers, a full classic Mexican dinner, desert, Kaluha, coffee and tequila. Total bill including tip $525. The owner was so happy he came over repeatedly to thank us.
     


  15. Montrachet

    Montrachet Senior member

    Messages:
    271
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Oct 27, 2009
    Location:
    Chicago, IL
    Dinner for four at Charlie Trotters with a 1960 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. About $3k including tip.
     


Share This Page

Styleforum is proudly sponsored by