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Top 10 priciest restaurants in the US (2014)

Masa at the Time Warner Center in New York is the priciest restaurant in the US for charging a minimum of $450 per person for their meal.

Dec 30, 2014 | By AFPRelaxnews

Japanese chef Masayoshi Takayama

Masa at the Time Warner Center in New York is the priciest restaurant in the US for charging a minimum of $450 per person for their meal.

Opened by chef Masayoshi Takayama in 2004, the Japanese menu is omakase only, which means “I leave it to you” in Japanese. That means diners sit down to whatever the chef has planned for that evening.

In addition to paying for masterful Japanese dishes from one of the most preeminent sushi chefs in the US, the exorbitant price tag can also be explained by the fact that fish is flown in from Japan and that the meal is almost sure to feature luxurious ingredients such as Kobe beef and truffles.

Masa become the first Japanese restaurant in the US to be awarded three Michelin stars.

Sam Sifton – restaurant critic for The New York Times – called Masa the city’s greatest sushi restaurant in 2011 despite a few service wrinkles.

Masa sushi

The list of the top 10 most expensive restaurants is dominated by addresses in California, as well as Las Vegas and New York.

Close at Masa’s heels is Joel Robuchon, Las Vegas, where a meal for one person racks up $425, followed by Urasawa in Beverly Hills, also a Japanese omakase restaurant where a 30-course meal costs $375.

Top 10 priciest restaurants in the US

1. Masa, New York $450
2. Joël Robuchon, Las Vegas, $425
3. Urasawa, Beverly Hills, Calif. $395
4. Guy Savoy, Las Vegas $375
5. Per Se, New York City $310
6. The French Laundry, Yountville, Calif. $295
7. Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare, Brooklyn, N.Y. $255
8. Saison, San Francisco $248
9. Baumé, Palo Alto, Calif. $238
10. The Restaurant at Meadowood, St. Helena, Calif. $225


 
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