The luxury of New York City extends beyond Saks Fith Avenue, flowing into restaurants with award-winning chefs and the most innovative cuisine from around the world. So if you are in the Big Apple and feel like you deserve more than just an expensive retail therapy trip, go forth and indulge in some expensive food therapy instead! The city has more than 16,000 restaurants to pick from, so we have curated the list of the top 5 most exceptional (and the most expensive!*) ones for you. Pick wisely, this is not just a dinner, it is as close as it gets to having magic on your plate.
#5. Brooklyn Fare
Where: 200 Schermerhorn Street, Boerum Hill.
How much: $306 per person.
Chef: Cesar Ramirez.
Cuisine: French and Japanese.
Brooklyn’s only 3 Michelin starred restaurant is famous for the 15-course chef’s table where Cesar Ramirez changes the menu every day to incorporate the season’s freshest flavors with the final tasting lasting for two whole hours! There are only 18 seats and the reservations can take up to 2 months; mark your calendars!
#4. Per Se
Where: 10 Columbus Circle.
How much: $321 per person.
Chef: Thomas Keller.
Cuisine: New American and French.
Overlooking the Central Park and the Columbus circle, this is another three Michelin starred restaurant where Thomas Keller presents a new variation of his 9-course tasting menu each day that you could enjoy with a wine; if you can manage to choose one from their award winning collection of 2000 bottles!
#3. The Old Homestead Steakhouse
Where: 56 and 9th Avenue.
How much: $350 per person.
Chef: Oscar Martinez (Executive Chef).
Cuisine: All things beef with sides.
If you are a steak fan, you have come to the right restaurant as the specialize in three food categories- beef, beef and more beef! serves 12 ounces of famous Japanese K
obe beef prepared to perfection, also the most expensive steak in the city since 1868!
Where: 10 Columbus Circle.
How much: $450 per person.
Chef: Masayoshi Takayama.
Chef Takayama’s fans claim to be transported into a parallel dimension with the premium dining experience that he creates at Masa. “I try to bring 100 percent of the essence of something, the umami to the outside—that is what I’m trying to do.” says Takayama about the purity of elements and culture in his 26-course meal. With only 26 seats, better hurry on those reservations!
Where: 60 East and 65th Street.
How much: $470 per person.
Chef: Daniel Boulud.
Cuisine: Contemporary French.
Daniel earns the #1 spot on this coveted list with its grand neo-classical architecture and award winning contemporary French cuisine! It is famous for its Golden Ossetra caviar, creative cocktails and sumptuous late night desserts to satisfy all your cravings.
Brush up those fine dining skills, don your best attire and don’t forget your wallet!
*The cost given on the list are average prices excluding taxes and drinks. The cost can be much higher depending on your order: pre-fixed menu, tasting menu or al la carte.
NYC fashion writer blogging about all things lux. Attending New York University, future Fashionista.