Most Expensive New York City Restaurants

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    Most Expensive New York City Restaurants

    New York City's Most Expensive Restaurants
    ••• New York City's Most Expensive Restaurants. Heather Cross, licensed to About.com

    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!) Whether you're feeling indulgent or just want to dream about the places you'd eat if you won the lottery, this list of the New York City's most expensive restaurants is a great place to start.

    Do note: reservations are required at all of these restaurants -- many of which book up a month or two in advance. Call the restaurants directly for their specific reservation policies. Many require a credit card to hold a reservation and often they have very strict (& severe) cancellation policies and penalties.

    Restaurants are listed in order from least to most expensive.

    More: New York City's Best Steakhouses

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    Ko - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Momofuku Ko
    ••• Momofuku Ko. Heather Cross, licensed to About.com

    You'll have to get lucky to get a spot at Ko, David Chang's most upscale restaurant, for dinner: all reservations are handled through their online reservation system which releases seats 15-30 days in advance. Parties of 5-7 can now be accommodated at tables in their new, (slightly) larger space which is located off of 1st Street on Extra Place, but only parties of 2-4 can be seated at the counter, where you'll have the chance to interact with the chefs and see your food being expertly prepared.

    • Cuisine: contemporary American
    • Address: 8 Extra Place New York, NY 10003
    • Website: http://momofuku.com/new-york/ko/
    • Neighborhood: East Village
    • Subway: F to 2nd Avenue
    • Price: $195 tasting menu for lunch and dinner
    • Hours: Lunch Thursday to Saturday; Dinner eWednsday through Sunday
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    Le Bernardin - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Le Bernardin Exterior
    ••• Le Bernardin Exterior. Paul Hawthorne/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

    This four-star restaurant serves top notch seafood. The freshest seafood is prepared using simple techniques to highlight the fish's best qualities. Broken down into "Almost Raw," "Barely Touched" and "Lightly Cooked" the menu reflects the preparations of the fish.

    • Address: 155 W. 51st St. (6th & 7th)
    • Telephone: 212-554-1515
    • Website: https://www.le-bernardin.com
    • Neighborhood: Midtown (Map)
    • Subway: N/R/W to 49th Street, 1 to 51st Street
    • Price Range: $147 four-course prix-fixe ($85 for 3 courses at lunch); $180 Le Bernardin tasting menu ($270 with wine pairing); $215 chef's tasting menu ($355 with wine pairings)
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    Jean Georges - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Jean-Georges Vongerichten
    ••• Jean-Georges Vongerichten. Randy Borges/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

    Jean George, housed in the Trump International Hotel and Tower, has revived table-side service, bringing the excitement of the kitchen onto the dining room floor with many final preparations for Jean-George Vongerichten's fabulous French cuisine table-side. Consistently considered some of New York City's best cuisine,

    • Address: One Central Park West
    • Telephone: 212-299-3900
    • Website: http://www.jean-georgesrestaurant.com/
    • Neighborhood: Midtown West (Map)
    • Subway: A/B/C/D/1 to Columbus Circle
    • Price Range: $138 for 3-course dinner; $218 for Jean-Georges' Menu; $168 to add a wine pairing with your dinner; 2-course lunch $58, lunch tasting $158
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    DANIEL - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Chef Daniel Boulud, owner of restaurant DANIEL
    ••• Chef Daniel Boulud, owner of restaurant DANIEL.

    Market-inspired cuisine with creative use of traditional French techniques define chef Daniel Boulud's cuisine at DANIEL. The menu varies seasonally, highlighting the best ingredients available.

    • Cuisine: French
    • Address: 60 E. 65th St. (bet. Madison and Park Aves.)
    • Telephone: 212-288-0033
    • Website: http://danielnyc.com/
    • Neighborhood: Upper East Side (Map)
    • Subway: 6 to 68th Street/Lexington
    • Price Range: Prix-fixe: $142 (4 courses) ($75 or $135 wine pairing available); Chef's tasting menu: $234 ($125 or $225 wine pairing available)
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    Eleven Madison Park - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Chef Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park
    ••• Chef Daniel Humm at Eleven Madison Park. Neilson Barnard/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

    The multi-course meal at Eleven Madison Park focuses on the ingredients and culinary history of New York. The menu can be customized to accommodate the preferences and dietary restrictions of individual diners.

    • Address: 11 Madison Avenue
    • Telephone: 212-889-0905
    • Website: http://elevenmadisonpark.com
    • Neighborhood: Flatiron District
    • Subway: N/R or 6 to 23rd Street
    • Price Range: $295 prix-fixe dinner (taxes and gratuities included, but beverages are extra)
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    Kuruma Zushi - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Yellowfin Tuna Sushi
    ••• Yellowfin Tuna Sushi. Sean Gallup/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    The expense of the ingredients required for preparing top-notch sushi can be extremely expensive -- especially at places like Kuruma Zushi where they fly fish in from Japan. While it is possible to dine here reasonably, the true experience to be had is the chef's omakase.

    • Address: 7 East 47th St., 2nd Fl. (5th & Madison)
    • Phone: 212-317-2802
    • Website: http://www.kurumazushi.com/
    • Neighborhood: Midtown (Map)
    • Subway: B/D/F/Q to 47-50th Streets/Rock Center
    • Price Range: $140+ Kuruma Zushi dinners; omakase also available for $300+
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    Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Chef César Ramirez at Brooklyn Fare
    ••• Chef César Ramirez at Brooklyn Fare. Spencer Platt/Getty Images News/Getty Images

    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 it well-worth the trouble and patience. At Brooklyn's only three-star Michelin restaurant, the cuisine of Chef Cesar Ramirez is the star and the menu changes nightly Tuesday through Saturday (the restaurant is closed on Sunday and Monday)

    • Address: 200 Schermerhorn St. Brooklyn, NY 11201
    • Telephone: 718-243-0050
    • Website: http://www.brooklynfare.com/pages/chefs-table
    • Neighborhood: Downtown Brooklyn
    • Subway: A/C/G to Hoyt-Shermerhorn
    • Price Range: $306 prix-fixe dinner (service, but not tax, is included)
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    Per Se - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Per Se In New York City
    ••• Per Se In New York City. Ben Gabbe/Getty Images Entertainment/Getty Images

    New York diners wanting to experience Thomas Keller's famed Napa Valley cuisine no longer have to travel to the French Laundry. Expertly designed menus change daily and reflect the freshest seasonal ingredients.

    • Cuisine: contemporary American
    • Address: 10 Columbus Circle, 4th ​FL.
    • Phone: 212-823-9335
    • Website: http://www.thomaskeller.com/perseny
    • Neighborhood: Midtown (Map)
    • Subway: 1/A/B/C/D to 59th St./Columbus Circle
    • Price: $325 tasting menu ($215-325 at lunch)
    • Hours: Dinner 5:30–10pm
      Lunch (Fri-Sun) 11:30am – 1:30pm
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    Masa - NYC's Most Expensive Restaurants

    Chef Masayoshi Takayama at Masa
    ••• Chef Masayoshi Takayama at Masa. Masa

    There are just 26 seats in Masa, an elegantly designed Japanese restaurant in the Time Warner Center. There is no menu; all diners will spend about 2 hours having an unparalleled omakase experience. The best seats are those at the bar, where you can watch Masa at work.

    • Cuisine: Japanese
    • Address: 10 Columbus Circle, Time Warner Center, 4/F
    • Phone: 212-823-9800
    • Website: phtt://www.masanyc.com
    • Neighborhood: Midtown West (Map)
    • Hours: Dinner served Monday to Saturday 6 - 9 pm
      Lunch served Tuesday to Friday 12 pm-1 pm
    • Subway: 1/A/B/C/D to 59th St./ Columbus Circle
    • Price Range: $595 prix-fixe, gratuities are included, but tax and beverages are additional
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    More Places To Eat in NYC

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    Not sure you can afford some of the restaurants from this round-up? Never fear, New York City has lots of options that can suit any budget: