The 9 Most Expensive New York City Restaurants

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Few places in the world offer cuisine that compare with that of New York City, home to some of the world's greatest chefs. You could easily spend a week's pay on dinner for two at some of these New York City restaurants, but sometimes, you just want to splurge (and other times, you're on an unlimited expense account or your rich relative is treating!)

Do note: reservations are required at all of these restaurants—many of which book up a month or two in advance. Many also require a credit card to hold a reservation and often they have very ​strict (and severe) cancellation policies and penalties.

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Momofuku Ko

Momofuku Ko

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8 Extra Pl, New York, NY 10003, USA
Phone +1 212-203-8095

You'll have to get lucky to get a spot at Momofuku Ko, David Chang's most upscale restaurant, for dinner: All reservations are handled through their online reservation system, which releases seats 30 days in advance. With two Michelin stars, Ko offers a 10-course tasting menu that is "guided by the Japanese kaiseki tradition as well as seasonality" in its Main Dining Room, an experience that lasts approximately three hours. If you're in a group of one to three, you'll be seated at the counter, where you'll have the chance to interact with the chefs and see your food being expertly prepared. Parties of four to six guests, however, can be accommodated at adjacent tables.

If you didn't manage to snag a reservation, Ko's bar accepts walk-ins of up to four guests (although reservations are still highly recommended). Here, you can order dishes like cold-fried chicken and Ko burgers from an à la carte menu.

Price: $280 tasting menu for lunch and dinner

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Le Bernardin

Le Bernardin
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155 W 51st St, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone +1 212-554-1515

Helmed by Maguy Le Coze—the first woman ever to win a James Beard Award for "Outstanding Restaurateur"—and the multi-award-winning chef Eric Ripert, this four-star restaurant serves top-notch seafood. The freshest seafood is prepared using simple techniques to highlight the fish's best qualities. Opt between the chef's tasting and prix-fixe menus, the latter of which is broken down into courses—"Almost Raw," "Barely Touched," and "Lightly Cooked"—that reflect the preparation of the fish. For non-meat eaters, a vegetarian tasting menu is available, too. Reservations are released on the first day of each month (except for Sundays), with seats available for the following month. The Lounge, a more informal space separate from the main dining room, is available for walk-ins only.

Price: $195 four-course prix-fixe ($120 for three courses at lunch); $230 vegetarian tasting menu ($380 with wine pairing); $295 chef's tasting menu ($445 with wine pairings).

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Jean Georges

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1 Central Park West, New York, NY 10023, USA
Phone +1 212-299-3900

Jean-Georges, housed in the Trump International Hotel and Tower, has revived table-side service, bringing the excitement of the kitchen onto the dining room floor. The cuisine here is an eclectic blend of French, American, and Asian cuisine, with dishes such as yellowfin tuna ribbons, charred duck breast with za'atar and cannellini beans, and crispy maitake mushrooms with black sesame tahini making their way onto your table. With floor-to-ceiling windows, this two Michelin-star restaurant offers lovely views of Central Park and Columbus Circle as a complimentary side.

Price: $268 for a six-course, omnivore dinner; $338 for a 10-course omnivore dinner; and $198 for a six-course vegetarian dinner.

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Daniel Boulud

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60 E 65th St, New York, NY 10065, USA
Phone +1 212-288-0033

Market-inspired cuisine with creative use of traditional French techniques defines chef Daniel Boulud's cuisine at DANIEL. Now with Executive Chef Eddy LeRoux, Chef de Cuisine Joshua Capone, and Executive Pastry Chef Shaun Velez carrying on Boulud's vision, the menu here highlights the best ingredients available and varies seasonally. No matter when you visit, expect ultra-fresh seafood, veggies, and meats—think North Carolina swordfish, Ohio tenderloin, and Maine lobster—paired with wines sourced from the Rhône and Burgundy regions of France.

Price: $188 for a four-course, prix-fixe menu ($125 or $195 wine pairing available); $275 for a seven-course, chef's tasting menu ($175 or $225 wine pairing available)

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05 of 09

Eleven Madison Park

Eleven Madison Park
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11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010, USA
Phone +1 212-889-0905

Eleven Madison Park has won eight James Beard Awards in its lifetime and was named the best restaurant in the world in 2017. The multi-course meal at EMP focuses on the ingredients and culinary history of New York, but with a plant-based twist. The menu can be customized to accommodate the preferences and dietary restrictions of individual diners. While reservations are required for those partaking in one of the tasting menus, the bar allows walk-ins for à la carte diners.

Price: $365 for an eight-to-10-course tasting menu in the dining room; $195 for a six-course tasting menu at the bar; wine pairings start at $115 a person

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7 E 47th St 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10017, USA
Phone +1 212-317-2802

The expense of ingredients required for preparing top-notch sushi can be extremely expensive—especially at places like Kurumazushi where they fly fish from Japan. While it is possible to dine here reasonably (sushi rolls start at $11), the true experience to be had is the omakase course, with the chef serving up his personal selection of sushi and sashimi for you to try. For a less expensive—albeit still costly—option, try one of the dinner sets, which come with an appetizer, sashimi and sushi plates, and ice cream.

Price: Kurumazushi dinners start at $160; the omakase course starts at $300

07 of 09

Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare

Chef César Ramirez at Brooklyn Fare
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431 W 37th St, New York, NY 10018, USA
Phone +1 718-243-0050

With just 18 seats and over 15 courses, the Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare is not an easy reservation to score, but if you're fortunate, the food is well worth the trouble and patience. Offering a Japanese-inspired menu that's heavy on fish and shellfish, Chef Cesar Ramirez uses French techniques to craft an unforgettable meal at this three-star Michelin restaurant. The menu changes nightly Monday through Saturday (the restaurant is closed on Sundays). Note that Chef's Table cannot accommodate vegetarians, vegans, or guests with seafood allergies.

Price: $430 prix-fixe dinner (service, but not tax, is included)

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Per Se

Per Se NYC
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10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone +1 212-823-9335

New York diners wanting to experience chef Thomas Keller's famed Napa Valley cuisine no longer have to travel to the French Laundry. With an expertly designed nine-course chef's tasting menu, this three-Michelin star restaurant serves French-inspired fare that reflects the freshest seasonal ingredients. (Nine-course vegetable tasting menus are available as well.) As menus change daily, expert sommeliers are on hand to help you pair your meal with a bottle from Per Se's award-winning wine list. If you want something lighter, the adjacent Per Se Salon offers a five-course menu in a more casual setting.

Price: $355 tasting menu in the main dining room; $245 tasting menu in the salon

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09 of 09


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The Shops at, 10 Columbus Cir Floor 4, New York, NY 10019, USA
Phone +1 212-823-9800

Masa currently holds the title of being the most expensive restaurant in New York City. An elegantly designed Japanese restaurant in the Time Warner Center, Masa has just 26 seats. There is no menu; all diners will spend about two hours having an unparalleled omakase experience. The best seats are those at the bar, where you can watch Masa at work—but if you choose this option, be prepared to pay $200 extra.

Price: $750 for omakase menu; $950 for Hinoki Counter Experience; gratuities are included, but tax and beverages are additional

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The 9 Most Expensive New York City Restaurants