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Are These The Most Expensive Restaurants In America?

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The most expensive restaurant in the country.
The most expensive restaurant in the country.
Photo: Masa

Using what sounds an awful lot like actual math and research, the Daily Meal has come up with a list of the 25 most expensive restaurants in the United States. They used their own database, plus spending-tracker website and Zagat ratings to compile a list, and then started making calls to restaurants to find out the cost of a complete meal, plus one bottle of wine, tax and tip for their average party size.

The result: notoriously bank-busting Masa is number one, and nearly all the restaurants are either coastal or in Chicago or Las Vegas.

The full list, from most expensive to least most expensive:

1. Masa - New York City
2. Urasawa - Beverly Hills, CA
3. Per Se - New York City
4. French Laundry - Yountville, CA
5. Meadowood - St. Helena, CA
6. Alinea - Chicago
7. Joel Robuchon - Las Vegas
8. Moto - Chicago
9. Guy Savoy - Las Vegas
10. Victoria & Albert's - Lake Buena Vista, FL
11. Mélisse - Los Angeles, CA
12. Chef's Table at Brooklyn Fare - Brooklyn
13. Coi - San Francisco
14. Manresa - Los Gatos, CA
15. Baumé Restaurant - Palo Alto, CA
16. Cyrus - Healdsburg, CA
17. Addison - San Diego
18. Everest - Chicago
19. Herbfarm - Seattle
20. Jean Georges - New York City
21. Tru - Chicago
22. Daniel - New York City
23. Menton - Boston
24. Inn At Little Washington - Washington, VA
25. Le Bernardin - New York City

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