Haute Top 5: Most Expensive Restaurants in Boston

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Boston’s restaurant scene has undergone a haute revival in recent years. From multi-course tasting menus to a specialty “Gold Bar” tucked inside a Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux property, we have literally “raised the bar” for the city to become a top dining destination.

With that distinction comes a hefty price tag to dine at some of the best restaurants in town. Here’s a look at five of the most expensive restaurants in Boston and what that unforgettable night entails.

1 Menton

Barbara Lynch's flawless diamond shines brightly in the Fort Point neighborhood. With a specialty "Gold Bar" at this Grand Chef Relais & Châteaux property, it's somewhat fair warning that dinner here will not come cheap. The Into Evolution tasting menu will take you on a multi-course journey through some of Lynch's best creations like butter soup and spot prawn that can be further enhanced with a caviar supplement. This tasting menu here rings in at $175 per person, up to $95 for the caviar supplement and an optional $130 wine pairing.
354 Congress Street Boston, MA 02210

2 L'Espalier

L’Espalier’s Chef’s Table is arguably one of the city's most unforgettable experiences. Picture sitting inside the kitchen for a spectacular Chef’s Tasting Journey, a lavish 11-course dining experience complete with caviar, truffles and optional wine pairings. The private table can accommodate up to four guests and just one reservation is accepted each night. Chefs Frank and Matt often bring in special ingredients or save the choicest cuts exclusively for the Chef's Table guests. Menus here can be tailored to each diner's preferences so it is not unusual for them to create separate menus for each guest. Dishes may include Siberian caviar with Jasper Hill Farms’ Harbison, confit egg yolk and brioche and East Coast halibut with Florida sweet corn, chanterelles and lime. The Chef's Table is $265 with wine pairings available for $152.
774 Boylston Street Boston, MA 02199

3 o ya

o ya
The Grand Omakase at o ya is one of Boston's most extravagant tasting menus. This near 20-course dinner gives the term multi-course a new meaning. The dining event starts with a Kumamoto oyster with watermelon pearls and cucumber mignonette before diners move onto the likes of Hokkiado sea urchin and Black River caviar; ocean trout; foie gras and Wagyu seared petit A5 strip loin. This unforgettable experience rings in at $285 per person, plus a $150 optional wine pairing.
9 East Street Boston, MA 02111

4 No. 9 Park

No. 9 Park
The Chef's Tasting menu in Beacon Hill can run you over $200 per person for the six-course dinner. No. 9 Park is where Barbara Lynch first made a name for herself with standout dishes that often include Hawaiian yellowtail crudo, wild stripped bass with peekytoe crab and the restaurant's signature prune-stuffed gnocchi with decadent foie gras butter sauce that made her famous. The luxe tasting menu here changes biweekly so be sure to check the website for details.
9 Park Street Boston, MA 02108

5 Craigie on Main

Craigie on Main
Dining out is all about showcasing the freshest flavors of the season and no one does it quite like the five-course Chef's Seasonal Tasting Menu at Craigie on Main. Dishes change daily, but may include sashimi of Maine hiramasa, green gazpacho with rock shrimp and Peekytoe crab as well as Phytoplankton Garganelli pasta with oyster cream, Manila clams and house-cured pork belly. Because chef/owner Tony Maws likes to do things a little differently here, you may also find the likes of Maine Family Farms Lamb served three ways: roasted rack, slow-cooked belly and braised tongue for the adventurous diner. The five-course dinner here starts at $85 and can be paired with wines.
853 Main Street Cambridge, MA 02139