6/18/2012 02:46:00 PM

New York's Most Expensive Tasting Menus

A dish from Daniel
Two hours into your anniversary dinner and you’ve already consumed five courses, each paired with a glass of wine, a handful of rolls from the bread concierge (he offered!) and a few tiny amuse bouche while glancing through the menu and more is on the way. Welcome to the art of the tasting menu, an experience that’s supposed to enlighten through a succession of chef-curated plates. All of the city's fanciest fine-dining restaurants offer some version of this multi-course extravaganza, and the experience doesn't come cheap. Click through the slideshow below to hear about some of the priciest, most epic meals around and let us know about your favorites in the comments.

8 comments :

  1. Daniel's madeleines are amazing. Definitely a favorite.

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  2. Per Se's tasting menu does NOT include tax; it only includes service.

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  3. Yes, but which is the best?

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  4. Actually, The London is more expensive than many listed, it is $185 for their tasting menu (and worth every dime.)

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    1. You mean Gordon Ramsay at the London. 7-course $185. Excellent.

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  5. Having done the tasting menus at Le Bernardin, Daniel, and Eleven Madison Park, I would be hard pressed to choose the best, simply because they were all so different, and all so incredibly good. Per Se is on my bucket list, as is Masa (I will never be able to afford either). I will get around to WD-50 one day, as soon as I can convince my wife that she needs to be more adventurous. Jean Georges would be nice, too.

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    1. We recently revisited 11 Madison Park for their tasting menu. It is the best of the 3.

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  6. I'm surprised River Cafe isn't included here. At $135 for the 6-course tasting menu, they're right on par with Del Posto and Blue Hill at Stone Barns

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