Going out to diner is one of the best experiences we all can have every now and then. But I don’t mean like going out to a McDonald’s or grabbing a quick bite, I’m talking about going out to a nice restaurant and enjoy a meal at its fullest.
Obviously, not many of us can do that as often as we’d like because – let’s be honest for a second – that’s way more expensive than just eating dinner at home.
But let’s imagine that you have a couple of hundred bucks to spare and want to have a real culinary experience, where would you go? In this list, we present you the 10 fanciest restaurants in the world and what do they offer.
10. Ithaa Undersea – Conrad Ragali Island, Maldives
If you are planning to have a meal five meters under the Indian sea, Ithaa Undersea is the place to go. Headed by Italian-born chef Marco Amarone, guests at this restaurant are served with a four-course lunch or a six-course dinner menu that features European cuisine matched with fine wines. A meal costs approximately $320 per head and only guests of the Conrad Ragnali Hotel can make a reservation.
9. Sublimotion – Ibiza, Spain
The most expensive restaurant in the world is run by Michelin 2-star chef Paco Roncero and was awarded the Best Innovation Food and Beverage in 2014. The whole experience at Sublimotion lasts for 3 hours in which around 25 professionals serve a 20-course tasting menu. This experience can cost up to $2,380 per person.
8. Per Se – New York, USA
Chef Thomas Keller has not one, but two restaurants with 3 Michelin stars, Per Se being the second. It is the second most expensive restaurant in the world (a meal can cost around $680 per head) and is particularly known for its nine-course tasting menu that focuses on French and American cuisine. It also has an award-winning wine collection with up to 2000 bottles.
7. Alain Ducasse – London, England
This three Michelin star restaurant is known for its Black Truffle Menu, a seven-course meal that shows chef Alain Ducasse’s celebration of French cuisine. The dining room ceiling flashes with 10000 crystals and cutlery created in the 1970s. A meal here can cost up to $603 per head.
6. Masa – New York, USA
To book one of the 26 seats that Masa has, you have to make a reservation at least three weeks in advance. Once there, you will be immersed in a 2-hour experience in which chef Masa himself prepares the menu that features Kobe and fresh fish that is flown directly from Japan. The price of this experience is set at around $595 per eater.
5. Kitcho – Kyoto, Japan
Chef Kunio Takuoka is in control of this three Michelin star restaurant that his grandfather built back in 1948. Very meticulous in terms of presentation and timing, the ten-course menu that Kitcho offers can cost $449 at dinner but it’ll be worth every penny.
4. Restaurant De L’Hôtel De Ville – Crissier, Switzerland
With an astonishing 40-page wine list and an 11-course menu, Restaurant de L’Hôtel de Ville focuses on the exceptional quality of food and dining experience. For $415 you can pay for a seat in this three Michelin star restaurant led by renowned chef Frank Giovani.
3. Maison Pic – Drome, France
There are just a few female chefs that run a three Michelin star restaurant; Sophie Pic is one of them. Sophie has made a name for herself by experimenting with her approach to food, utilizing unusual flavors, and presenting dishes that are not only tasteful but also eye-catching. For its nine-course menu, you could pay up to $445 per person at Maison Pic.
2. Aragawa – Tokyo, Japan
Different from many other restaurants on this list, Aragawa offers an a la carte menu, so the final price is determined by what he chose (it can be up to $370 per head). Located in the basement of an office building in Tokyo, Aragawa is known for serving the best meats from purebred Tajima cattle, offering the ultimate beef experience.
1. Guy Savoy – Paris, France
Being one of the two “Guy Savoy”-named restaurants in the world (the other one located in Las Vegas), this ellegant restaurant offers a 13-course menu based heavily on meat that can cost up to $626. But hey, drinks are not included.