The Most Expensive Tasting Menus In America

When you want to really dive deep into the country’s finest cuisine, opt for the tasting menu. While a tour for your tastebuds doesn’t come cheap, it’s definitely worth it. Prepared to splurge on supreme sea urchin and surreal sashimi? Here, the priciest tasting menus across the country that are definitely worth breaking the bank.

Masa, New York


While this premier sushi restaurant is fairly sparse from a decor perspective, Masa provides a beautiful blank slate for Chef Masayoshi Takayama’s colorful and creative dishes. Priced at $595 per person (not including beverages and tax), the two hour-long dinner is composed of purely breathtaking bites.

Contact: 10 Columbus Circle, 4th floor, New York, NY, 212-823-9807

Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas


If you’ve ever wondered if everything in Vegas is always over the top, the answer is yes. This three Michelin Star resto specifically caters to a sophisticated crowd that’s in the mood for a luxe night out on the strip. Set in an Art Deco-inspired townhouse that comes complete with a lush garden terrace and marble floors, Joel Robuchon crafts an exceptional and intimate evening for two with perfectly french dishes, like truffled langoustine ravioli in a foie gras sauce. The tasting menu costs $850 for two people.

Contact: 3799 S. Las Vegas Blvd., Las Vegas, NV, 702-891-7433

Saison, San Francisco


Ever wonder what an $1000 meal tastes like? San Francisco’s Saison offers an inventive tasting menu, which includes close to a dozen dishes at $796 for two guests, plus an additional $298 per person for wine pairings. While the menu changes nightly and primarily depends on what’s growing in the restaurant’s garden, you can be sure that the open-kitchen eatery’s menu will never be anything short of impressive.

Contact: 178 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA, 415-828-7990

Alinea, Chicago


While true foodies have probably seen Alinea featured on Netflix’s Chef’s Table, there’s a big difference between seeing the Chef Grant Achatz’s food and actually trying the out-of-this-world dishes yourself. Known for his futuristic take on food, Achatz entices guests with spectacularly inventive dishes that are often meant to deceive the eye. The multi-sensory tasting menu goes up to $345 per person.

Contact: 1723 N. Halsted St., Chicago, IL, 312-867-0110

The Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, New York

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Chef Cesar Ramirez stuns palates with a rich combo of Japanese and French dishes that focus on seafood and shellfish. For $330 each (all inclusive), hungry New Yorkers who might want to burn a hole in their pocket can savor this astonishing dining experience that’s roughly two and half hours long.   

Contact: 200 Schermerhorn St., Brooklyn, NY, 718-243-0050

Per Se, New York

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Thomas Keller’s highly acclaimed eatery at Columbus Circle redefines posh dining. With spectacular views of Central Park, an award winning wine list, and decadent French-inspired fare, it should come as no shock that the nine-course tasting menu costs a cool $325 per person (service included).

Contact: 10 Columbus Circle, 6th floor, New York, NY, 212-823-9335

Kurumazushi, New York


For 45 years Toshihiro Uezu has been serving some of the finest sushi in America at his trendy, traditional Japanese restaurant in Midtown East. While the prices of their dinner sets vary, a night here for two generally costs $600. As one of NYC’s most venerable  sushi restaurants, Kurumazushi’s guestlist frequently includes high-rollers finishing up business deals, as well as the city’s top fish aficionados.

Contact: 7 E. 47th St., 212-317-2802


Source: Business Insider