Here are some great places to check out if you’re looking for a good meal that costs about as much as a used car.
Sublimotion (Ibiza, Spain)
Jetsetters from all across the continent and beyond flock to Ibiza for its exotic nightclubs and cafes. It should come as no surprise that the island is also home to what has been dubbed the most expensive restaurant on the planet. Located inside Ibiza’s Hard Rock Hotel, a meal at Sublimotion will set you back somewhere in the neighborhood of $1,900. What will you get for that kind of money? A 15-course meal featuring elaborate cocktails, edible theater tickets, nitrogen-frozen olive oil, and fruit flavored meals in pill form. The cutting-edge dining experience also involves virtual reality goggles.
Serendipity 3 (New York City)
Hoity-toity locals and celebs alike still flock to this restaurant, open since 1954, for its chicken dishes and fancified comfort food. Serendipity 3 is also the home of Le Burger, the world’s most expensive hamburger. It costs $295 and includes shaved black truffles, Japanese wagyu beef, and caviar. It’s not the only item on the menu that holds a world record. The $1,000 Golden Opulence Sundae has been dubbed the most expensive dessert on the planet and it contains 28 different types of cocoas and edible gold.
Aficionados of the world’s finest beef might want to put this restaurant in Japan on their bucket list. The proprietors definitely know their meat and employ impeccably high standards for everything they put on the menu. Their most expensive cuts come from purebred Tajima cattle that are only raised nearby. Aragawa’s signature dish: The charcoal-broiled Sanda Beefsteak, which is considered one of the best steaks in the world. Diners eat at cherry-wood tables beside silk tapestries and under chandeliers imported from Sweden. The average price of a meal for two at Aragawa? About $800.