> Restaurant: La Mer
> Avg. entrée price: $151
> Most expensive entrée: Menu Dégustation w/ wine pairing
> Price of Menu Dégustation w/ wine pairing: $300
The most expensive restaurant in this noncontiguous, tropical state is La Mer, which offers a eight-course meal for $205. According to La Mer’s website, the menu “Celebrates French, neo-classical cuisine inspired by local, tropical delicacies.” And if you think the Menu Dégustation with wine pairing is pricey, the caviar clocks in between $350 and $390!
> Restaurant: State & Lemp
> Avg. entrée price: $80 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Tasting menu w/ wine pairing
> Price of tasting menu w/ wine pairing: $110
“Modern. Eclectic. Dining.” These are the first three words that pop up on State & Lemp’s website, a restaurant that integrates food produced by local and regional farmers, ranchers, and artisans into its menu. The menu changes seasonally. For fall, pumpkin and delicata squash are just two of the foods you’ll see on your plate.
> Restaurant: Alinea
> Avg. entrée price: $283
> Most expensive entrée: The Alinea Kitchen Table experience, party of six
> Price of Aliena Kitchen Table experience: $385
Alinea is not your classic restaurant. With three Michelin stars, this place of fine dining boasts modernist cuisine in each of its three distinctive experiences: The Gallery, The Salon, and Kitchen Table. The Kitchen Table, in particular, offers the most elaborate evening of dining, where a party of six can indulge in a grandiose meal for $385 a head.
> Restaurant: St. Elmo’s Steakhouse
> Avg. entrée price: $46.40
> Most expensive entrée: Tied — South African lobster tails & surf ‘n turf
> Price of South African lobster tails & surf ‘n turf: $79.00
If you’re a seafood and crustacean enthusiast in Indiana then St. Elmo’s Steakhouse may already be your go-to, for special occasions, that is. Two 8-ounce South African lobster tails and the surf n’ turf platter — which consists of an 8-ounce lobster tail and 8-ounce filet mignon — are two dishes that, alone, will wipe your wallet clean of cash.
> Restaurant: 801 Chophouse
> Avg. entrée price: $48.56
> Most expensive entrée: Grand Platter (lobster, shrimp, crab, oysters)
> Price of Grand Platter: $90.00
801 Chophouse first opened in Des Moines, Iowa in 1993. Today, there are six different 801 Chophouses across the Midwest, including locations in cities such as Omaha, Nebraska and St. Louis, Missouri. The platter that costs the most on this location’s menu is the grand platter, which consists of iced Maine lobster, jumbo shrimp, Alaskan king crab, and oysters.
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