Your most expensive restaurant bill?

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  1. ratboycom

    ratboycom Senior member

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    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

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    320 for two, without booze at le crocodile .
     
  3. tdangio

    tdangio Senior member

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    Also when you're Jay-Z they probably don't check either.
     
  4. gomestar

    gomestar Super Yelper

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    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.
     
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    SField Senior member

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    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?
     
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    gomestar Super Yelper

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    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

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    $490 for two people at Daniel in NYC.
     
  8. whiteslashasian

    whiteslashasian Senior member

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    ~$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?

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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

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    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.
     
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    Dinner for four at Charlie Trotters with a 1960 Chateau Lafite Rothschild. About $3k including tip.
     

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