America’s Most Expensive Tasting Menu Is $1,160 (for Two)

Omakase will cost you.
Omakase will cost you. Photo: Mark Peterson

As part of its “Whale Week,” celebrating the titans and Titanics of high-end restaurants, Eater National has tallied a list of the country’s most expensive tasting menus, tyrannical and otherwise. Daniel is a relative bargain, coming in at under $600 for two diners before drinks, and heavy-hitter chefs like César Ramirez and Thomas Keller serve relative bargains. As things get more outrageously luxe, however, Joël Robuchon soars near the top with a sixteen-course degustation that breaks the $1K mark, along with Meadowood in St. Helena, which comes in at $1,080. The costliest menu in the country, however, can be found at Masa Takayama’s Time Warner Center restaurant Masa, at $1,160 for two people. Sake, wine, or whatever else you’d want to drink is extra. [Eater, Earlier]