The most expensive meal I’ve ever paid for myself was just this past summer. It was a second date, and we went to an upscale sushi restaurant where the menu read like we were actually in Japan. Buzzed on sake cocktails and champagne, we told the waiter, “Just bring whatever you think is good.” About fourteen dishes and two desserts later, I was shelling out $300+ on a casual Thursday night.
But that pales in comparison to America’s most expensive restaurant, Masa, located in The Time Warner Center in New York City. It’s a “omakase-only Japanese restaurant,” which is something I had to look up. It turns out it’s just a meal where the chef decides what you’re eatin’.
Per Town & Country, it’s expensive as hell for a place where they tell you what to eat.
The omakase-only Japanese restaurant helmed by chef Masa Takayama will begin charging $595 per person in March, according to Eater. The new price — a $145 increase from the current price of $450—will include gratuity.
The new price at Masa, ranked as the most expensive restaurant in America, does not include tax, and Eater’s Ryan Sutton reports that once that’s tacked on lunch or dinner for two will cost nearly $1,300.
Two supplements are also available: Ohmi beef for an additional $150 and white truffle ice cream for an extra $68.
So, yeah, dinner for two will cost you the same price as a fucking Macbook Pro. If you’re having trouble wrapping your brain around this (like I am), here’s a graph that’ll help you out.
Bonkers. I like to ball out as much as the next guy, but even I can’t fathom spending that much on a bougie ass meal like the one I’d get a Masa.
But what are the chances Todd and his girlfriend are heading there for Valentine’s Day though? Gotta think it’s in the realm of possibility. .
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