Special Report

The 25 Most Expensive Steakhouses in the Country

Alexander Kent, Thomas C. Frohlich

10. Sparks Steak House
> Avg. meal cost: $93
> Location: New York City

First opened in 1966, Sparks Steak House was formerly a mob hangout and is known for the 1985 assassinations of Paul Castellano and Thomas Bilotti, two major U.S. organized crime players at the time. Today, the restaurant is known for its traditional feel and bustling interior. According to reviews, restaurant goers should expect to wait for a table at any time they go. Once seated, patrons pay an average of $93 per person for dinner.

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9. STK Las Vegas
> Avg. meal cost: $94
> Location: Las Vegas

STK Las Vegas, which is located within the Cosmopolitan of Las Vegas hotel on the Las Vegas Strip, is one of five most expensive steakhouses in Sin City. Patrons should expect to spend an average of $94 per person for dinner. Of course, sides and multiple drinks will increase the cost for many customers. Despite the high price, Zagat gave the restaurant’s service a 22 out of 30, one of the lowest ratings given to expensive steakhouses. STK Las Vegas’ menu offers specialty steaks such as Kobe wagyu beef, and a 34 ounce cowboy rib steak for $85, the most expensive menu item.

8. Bourbon Steak
> Avg. meal cost: $94
> Location: Washington, D.C.

Bourbon Steak in Washington D.C. specializes in corn-fed, all-natural meats and fresh, line-caught seafood. Gayot, a national restaurant reviewing service, rated Bourbon Steak one of the 10 best steakhouses in the country in 2011. The restaurant is one of a number of restaurants opened by award-winning chef, Michael Mina, who has been consistently recognized as one of the best chefs in the country. Patrons can expect to spend an average of $94 per person for dinner.

7. Jean Georges Steakhouse
> Avg. meal cost: $95
> Location: Las Vegas

Jean Georges Vongerichten, executive chef at Jean Georges Steakhouse, likes his menu to surprise his visitors. “Each dish on my menu must be a perfect combination of well-loved flavors, backed by new, unexpected ones that guests will come to crave,” he said. The restaurant offers in-house made sauces and rubs, as well as high quality Kobe Wagyu beef. Zagat rated the restaurant’s food 25 out of 30, indicating it is exceptional. In addition to good food, the restaurant’s decor received a rating of 26 out of 30, one of the highest ratings given to expensive steakhouses.

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6. Cut
> Avg. meal cost: $95
> Location: Las Vegas

Cut in Las Vegas is Wolfgang Puck’s second steakhouse in the United States by the same name. His other Cut restaurant in Beverly Hills is the most expensive steakhouse in the country. In addition to steak, Cut offers a variety of meats, including ribs, lamb chops, and wild French turbot, a fish native to the Mediterranean Sea and Atlantic Ocean. Like other expensive steakhouses, Cut makes its own sauces. Executive Chef Matthew Hurley’s signature sauce is his Argentinean chimichurri. Those who wish to dine at Cut should expect to spend $95 on average per person for an entree, one drink, and a tip.