Your most expensive restaurant bill?

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  1. Nahmeanz

    Nahmeanz Senior member

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    L'Atelier de Joël Robuchon in NYC, dinner for 2 was about 500-600 for a tasting menu with wine pairings.

    Club/Bar tabs are a bit more. $1800 for friend's bday last Tuesday in Boston, 10 of us, I picked up half the tab. $8K on the Friday of Labor Day weekend, which I paid a quarter of. The next night our tab was about $10K, which I paid a quarter of.
     


  2. oDD_LotS

    oDD_LotS Senior member

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    I think the highest I've personally paid was $300 for my wife and I at The Refectory in Columbus, OH. We had a bottle of wine (it was the first rose I'd ever had that was actually of any note), one cocktail each, and a nice dinner. A VERY hefty chunk of that bill was the tip. The service was first rate and I've never dined in that restaurant that I didn't find it worthwhile to tip an amount equal to a decent dinner elsewhere.
     


  3. medwards

    medwards Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I sill recall what a sensation Craig Claiborne and Pierre Franey's little jaunt to Chez Denis caused in 1975:

    Just a Quiet Dinner for Two in Paris: 31 Dishes, Nine Wines, a $4,000 Check; We explained to the proprietor that our purpose was to have the finest dinner in Europe and that money was no obstacle.

    Of course, $4,000 went alot farther back then [​IMG]
     


  4. zippyh

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    L'Atlelier LAS last night about $400 for two including tip.
    Two 5 course prix fixe + sweetbreads, oysters and jamon, 3 glasses champagne and 1 G&T.
    They comped us one glass of champagne and the ham which helped keep cost down.
     


  5. bigbadbuff

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    Cut in Vegas... $550 for 4, just 2 glasses of wine. Outstanding.

    Babbo in NY... $375 for 2, pasta tasting w/wine pairings and a nice tip.
     


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    $1970 @ Per Se. White truffle is in season right now...
     


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    ^^^For two? Sounds familiar. Truffles were worth it though.
     


  8. Mr Herbert

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    500 euro for a resturant in Saumur but that i cannot for the life of me remember the name of.

    i kept the receipt so will check. was well worth every doller.
     


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    Lunch at Le Cinquante-Cinq
     


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    About $700 for 5 of us at a place called Libertine . Mainly does Tapas , but we ordered alot of alcohol.
     


  11. scurvyfreedman

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    Summer 2004 @ The French Laundry. $675 for 2. One from the tasting menu with paired wines. One a la carte.
     


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    Gordon Ramsay at Claridges
     


  13. fwiffo

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    For me personally, ~$1000 + tip for about 20 people (includes some kids too) for a Chinese place. It was all cash (obviously).

    Went out with a mate of mine to Ki and did $600 + tip. Each having 6 $20+ cocktails didn't help. Thing is we ordered a bunch of food and we left the place feeling hungry. Maybe I should have gotten the cue when the waiter comes back, "So this is all the food you've ordered for now." After leaving, we went to a hotel bar and grabbed some nibbles and more drinks.
     


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    1200 for 2 at Joel Robuchon in Vegas.
     


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    Where'd ya go?

    Incidentally, my dinner at Publican cost me about $150 (I think), which isn't a whole lot, but it still makes me extremely fucking angry.


    Haha I have a friend who would phrase that the exact same way. Depends on what defines as expensive. I've paid for stuff that was 250ish for two before, but I still get irritated when I pay $100 for two.
     


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