The Most Expensive Restaurant in Every State

October 31, 2017 by Cheyenne Buckingham

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It’s no news that eating out can be pricey. In America’s largest cities, a meal for two can cost more than a thousand dollars. While in other parts of the country, restaurants offer more modest fare. Regardless, every state has a restaurant that can break the bank.

Just how high can the price of a dinner possibly be? At some of these restaurants, the cost of a dinner for two far exceeds the amount you may have paid this month for rent or student loans. While it’s hard to predict what an individual may spend in one evening at dinner at any restaurant, steakhouses and restaurants with tasting menus tend to have the most expensive options.

To identify the most expensive restaurant in every state, 24/7 Wall St. created an index based on the average price of an entrée and the most expensive entrée on a restaurant’s menu.

Click here to read about the most expensive restaurant in each state.

It’s important to note that the most expensive restaurant differs greatly from state to state. In states with bustling urban cities like California, Illinois, Nevada, and New York, the cost to dine in the most expensive restaurant is significantly higher than in a state like Delaware or Utah.

For example, the most expensive place to dine in the United States is Masa, a Japanese restaurant with three Michelin stars in the heart of New York City. For just one person it costs $595, so if a friend or significant other is tagging along dining at Masa will set you back over $1,300. In Delaware, the most expensive meal at The Green Room costs $40, which is a fraction of what you would spend at Masa.

To determine the most expensive restaurant in every state, 24/7 Wall St. created an index based on the average price of an entrée and the most expensive entrée on the menu of more than 130 U.S. restaurants. The average price of an entrée was given a full weight, and the most expensive entrée was given a half weight in the index. Restaurants taken into consideration were either pegged as the best restaurants in or near a particular city in the state on Zagat, awarded four to five stars by Forbes Travel Guide, awarded four to five diamonds by AAA, or specified as expensive in other media sources. When a menu-only restaurant was compared with a traditional à la carte menu, the price of the tasting menu-only restaurant was compared with the average price of an equivalent number of courses as the à la carte restaurants. For example, in Kentucky, we considered 610 Magnolia, a restaurant that charges a flat $75 bill for a four-course meal. For fair comparison, we compared the average price of a four-course meal — appetizer, soup or salad, entrée, and dessert — at other restaurants in the state. For restaurants that did not include a price for their tasting menu, we relied on Open Table and Forbes Travel Guide. We excluded caviar from our index because it is not considered an entrée.

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1. Alabama
> Restaurant: Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille
> Avg. entrée price: $46.63
> Most expensive entrée: Tomahawk rib-eye
> Price of tomahawk rib-eye $89.95

Steak aficionados in Birmingham more than likely enjoy dining at Perry’s Steakhouse & Grille. The restaurant offers an extensive list of steaks and chops, including a succulent filet mignon and tender double-cut lamb chops.

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2. Alaska
> Restaurant: Crow’s Nest
> Avg. entrée price: $45.60
> Most expensive entrée: Bone-in bison rib-eye
> Price of bone-in bison rib-eye $68.00

Located in the Hotel Captain Cook, Crow’s Nest offers entrées that may appeal to several palates, serving anything from salmon and scallops to prime rib and bison and even a vegetarian dish. The restaurant’s sweet side of the menu is stacked with elegant treats, most notably foie gras semifreddo.

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3. Arizona
> Restaurant: Bourbon Steak
> Avg. entrée price: $78.07
> Most expensive entrée: 32-ounce prime dry aged porterhouse
> Price of 32-ounce prime dry aged porterhouse: $175.00

Of the five restaurants in the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess hotel, Bourbon Steak is the eatery of choice if you’re looking to spend a pretty penny. This isn’t terribly surprising seeing as steak and seafood options comprise nearly all the menu — a meat lover’s dream!

4. Arkansas
> Restaurant: So Restaurant-Bar
> Avg. entrée price: $39.63
> Most expensive entrée: 18-ounce poached lobster tail
> Price of 18-ounce poached lobster tail: $85.00

Little Rock’s So Restaurant-Bar has an exquisite selection of appetizers, such as seafood fondue and roasted root vegetables as well as entrees such as cast iron seared salmon and vegetable fried rice. Perhaps the most glorious dish on the menu is the one with the largest price tag — the 18-ounce poached lobster tail, served with herb risotto, sautéed asparagus, and slathered with garlic butter.

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5. California
> Restaurant: Saison
> Avg. entrée price: $398 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: 22-course tasting menu w/ wine pairing
> Price of tasting menu w/ wine pairing: $696

Saison — which has three Michelin stars — is the most expensive restaurant in California, with a 22-course dinner experience for one costing a whopping $398 on a weekend night. Add a wine pairing and the bill spikes to nearly $700. There is, however, a restaurant that follows incredibly close behind. Urasawa in Beverly Hills charges customers $395 for one meal that is nearly as expensive as Saison’s.

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6. Colorado
> Restaurant: Edge Restaurant & Bar
> Avg. entrée price: $65.08
> Most expensive entrée: Wagyu tomahawk 30-ounce
> Price of Wagyu tomahawk 30-ounce: $130.00

Downtown Denver is home to a number of restaurants where a night out can cost over $100. Even though an eight-course meal at Palace Arms restaurant costs $125, diners are likely to spend even more at Edge Restaurant & Bar, where one steak can cost as much as $130… and that’s without an appetizer or dessert. Another pricey selection on this restaurant’s menu is the 32-ounce USDA prime porterhouse at $85.

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7. Connecticut
> Restaurant: David Burke Prime
> Avg. entrée price: $102.30
> Most expensive entrée: Tied — 40-ounce bone-in chateaubriand & 38- ounce 55 day dry-aged rib-eye
> Price of chateaubriand & rib-eye: $140.00

David Burke Prime offers a killer selection of plump seafood and tender fillets of beef. One of the most expensive selections on the menu is the 40-ounce bone-in chateaubriand, which, for those of us who aren’t familiar with specific cuts of meat, derives from the center of a cow’s tenderloin.

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8. Delaware
> Restaurant: The Green Room
> Avg. entrée price: $36.29
> Most expensive entrée: Grilled veal porterhouse
> Price of grilled veal porterhouse: $40.00

The Green Room beats out both Domaine Hudson and Henry’s Savoy Grill for the most expensive restaurant in Delaware. The most expensive entrée is the grilled veal porterhouse, relished with garlic demi sauce, creamed fingerling potatoes, and tri-colored baby carrots at $40. Despite being the most expensive restaurant in Delaware, with an average entrée priced at $36.29, the Green Room is less than half as expensive as the priciest restaurants in at least 25 states.

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9. Florida
> Restaurant: Naoe
> Avg. entrée price: $200 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Chef’s Choice menu
> Price of Chef’s Choice menu: $200

For $200, you can expect a plentiful meal at Miami-based Naoe. According to a Forbes Travel Guide Inspector, the meal begins with a four-item bento box, is followed by numerous courses of nigiri sushi and finishes with dessert. The whole meal is omakase, meaning that everything you eat is pre-planned by chef Kevin Cory. However, special requests can be made if you ask for them at least a week prior to your reservation.

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10. Georgia
> Restaurant: The Georgian Room
> Avg. entrée price: $125 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Chef’s tasting menu w/ wine pairing
> Price of chef’s tasting menu w/ wine pairing $200

Tucked inside the The Cloister hotel off of Georgia’s coast is the most expensive restaurant in the state. The Georgian Room offers a six-course tasting menu with elegant dishes such as octopus and cuttlefish and raclette with black forest ham. A wine pairing will be hard to pass up at this place as a sommelier guides you through the various wine pairings available.

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11. Hawaii
> 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!

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12. Idaho
> 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.

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13. Illinois
> 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.

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14. Indiana
> 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.

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15. Iowa
> 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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16. Kansas
> Restaurant: Scotch & Sirloin
> Avg. entrée price: $36.60
> Most expensive entrée: S&S chateaubriand
> Price of S&S chateaubriand: $76.00

Located in Wichita, Scotch & Sirloin offers a strong selection of seafood, despite being located smack dab in the middle of the United States with absolutely no ocean nearby. Aside from the fish (and escargot), the most expensive item this menu has to offer is Scotch & Sirloin’s own chateaubriand, which is actually recommended for two to devour.

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17. Kentucky
> Restaurant: Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse
> Avg. entrée price: $50.35
> Most expensive entrée: 12-ounce herb roasted lobster tail & 8-ounce filet mignon
> Price of steak & lobster $92.00

Lobster and filet mignon anyone? Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouse offers these and more for a fancy night out in Louisville, Kentucky. The most expensive meal on this restaurant’s menu is the 12-ounce herb-roasted lobster tail paired with the 8-ounce filet mignon. Talk about a delicious heart stopper.

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18. Louisiana
> Restaurant: Square Root
> Avg. entrée price: $106.67
> Most expensive entrée: 15-course meal w/ wine pairing
> Price of 15-course meal w/ wine pairing: $300.00

Square Root restaurant offers a 15-course meal with wine pairing. For this kind of experience, it’s often best to come with an empty stomach. Among the many courses are savory cauliflower and okra and sweet peaches and cream.

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19. Maine
> Restaurant: White Barn Inn
> Avg. entrée price: $125 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Four-course prix fixe meal
> Price of Four-course prix fixe meal: $125

The White Barn Inn offers a four-course meal that has a fixed price of $125 a head. Curious as to what’s on the menu? Well, the menu at White Barn Inn changes every single week. The changing menu, according to the restaurant, allows it to incorporate seasonal ingredients produced by local farmers in dishes on a weekly basis.

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20. Maryland
> Restaurant: Charleston
> Avg. entrée price: 101.50
> Most expensive entrée: Six-course meal w/ wine pairing
> Price of six-course meal w/ wine pairing: $222.00

At Charleston, you can choose from three courses at $79, or, for a little more, you can splurge on a six-course meal for $124. A range of dishes appear on the menu that you can pick and choose from, including rich lobster soup with curry, fresh artichoke risotto, and grilled French quail just to name a few.

21. Massachusetts
> Restaurant: Menton
> Avg. entrée price: $165 (fixed price of Chef’s Whim)
> Most expensive entrée: Eight-course Chef’s Whim meal w/ wine pairing
> Price of eight-course Chef’s Whim meal w/ wine pairing: $295

At Menton, you can order a hodgepodge of dishes à la carte. However, those hungry for a unique dining experience can order the Chef’s Whim, a tasting menu comprised of seasonal dishes. Classified as French-Italian hybrid, this Boston restaurant whips up an assortment of dishes that marry both cuisines into one menu. For example, on the Chef’s Whim you can opt for both foie gras and tortellini en brodo.

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22. Michigan
> Restaurant: Iridescence
> Avg. entrée price: $55.78
> Most expensive entrée: Imported Japanese A-5 Kobe strip loin
> Price of Imported Japanese A-5 Kobe strip loin: $120.00

If you’re on the prowl for a fancy eatery in Michigan, look no more. Iridescence has an impressive menu full of sophisticated items like elk shank potage and wild mushroom sugo. And don’t forget about dessert — Iridescence offers a decadent cherry cheesecake made from state-grown cherries.

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23. Minnesota
> Restaurant: Travail Kitchen
> Avg. entrée price: $92.38
> Most expensive entrée: 14-20 course meal on Saturday at 8 p.m.
> Price of 14-20 course meal on Saturday at 8pm: $115.00

You have to be on your A-game in order to score a seat at this place. To dine at Travail Kitchen it is recommended that your party secure ticketed reservations online several days and maybe even a few weeks in advance. And the staff doesn’t waste a single minute. Dinners begin promptly at 5:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. If you’re so much as 15 minutes late, you risk losing your reservation.

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24. Mississippi
> Restaurant: BR Prime
> Avg. entrée price: $55.70
> Most expensive entrée: Tied — 2-pound fresh Maine lobster stuffed with crab and 40-ounce bone-in tomahawk rib-eye
> Price of 2-pound fresh Maine lobster stuffed with crab and 40-ounce bone-in tomahawk rib-eye: $125.00

BR Prime is one of the many fine restaurants at Beau Rivage Resort and Casino, and it just so happens to be the most expensive place to dine in Mississippi. So what hikes up the price so much? The chateaubriand clocking in at $100 is certainly not cheap, but it’s the 2-pound lobster stuffed with crab and the 40-ounce tomahawk rib-eye — both at $125 — that give the restaurant its expensive reputation.

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25. Missouri
> Restaurant: Pierpont’s
> Avg. entrée price: $44.74
> Most expensive entrée: Filet Mignon, 12-ounce center cut
> Price of filet mignon, 12-ounce center cut: $67.00

Located in Kansas City’s Union Station, Pierpont’s is the most expensive restaurant in Missouri, but not by much. Close behind is Le Fou Frog where the most expensive meal is $62, just $5 less than the priciest meal at Pierpont’s. The most expensive entrée at Pierpont’s, however, isn’t necessarily the most expensive item on the menu in this case. The Royal Siberian sturgeon is 1 ounce of caviar served with crème fraîche, capers, and crackers that is priced at astonishing $99.

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26. Montana
> Restaurant: TEN
> Avg. entrée price: $36.93
> Most expensive entrée: Tomahawk – 48-ounce Colorado rib-eye
> Price of tomahawk – 48-ounce Colorado rib-eye: $68.00

TEN has an impressive menu that includes dishes such as halibut, scallops, prawns, and trout. The good ole’ 48-ounce tomahawk Colorado rib-eye, at nearly $70, is one of the many dishes that make this restaurant the priciest in Montana. TEN is named after Thomas E. Nelson, the father of the owners of the Northern Hotel, where the restaurant resides.

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27. Nebraska
> Restaurant: 801 Chophouse
> Avg. entrée price: $53.30
> Most expensive entrée: JPL shellfish platter (lobster, shrimp, crab, oysters)
> Price of JPL shellfish platter $165.00

The Omaha location of 801 Chophouse, a small chain of steakhouses with six locations throughout the Midwest, happens to be the most expensive restaurant in Nebraska. The dish that hikes up the menu’s overall value is the JPL shellfish platter, which includes a variety of fresh crustaceans — most notably 2 pounds of lobster and a pound of king crab — priced at $165.

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28. Nevada
> Restaurant: Joël Robuchon
> Avg. entrée price: $247.75
> Most expensive entrée: 18-course tasting menu
> Price of 18-course tasting menu: $445.00

This restaurant in Las Vegas, Nevada will most likely satisfy any sophisticated palate. World renowned French chef Joël Robuchon charges a pretty penny for his lavish 18-course meal — specifically $445. It’s not just the food that’s extravagant. The three Michelin star-restaurant named after the chef himself also has a posh interior, designed to mirror a fancy Art Deco townhouse with floors made of marble and a lush garden terrace.

29. New Hampshire
> Restaurant: Hanover Street Chophouse
> Avg. entrée price: $42
> Most expensive entrée: Surf and turf
> Price of surf and turf: $59

The most expensive restaurant in New Hampshire is Hanover Street Chophouse, which serves anything from chicken parmesean to bacon-wrapped scallops. The entrée with the biggest price tag is the surf and turf, which includes poached lobster tail with butter, an 8-ounce filet mignon, mashed potatoes, and asparagus at nearly $60. This meal, however, isn’t the most expensive food item on the menu. The priciest is the largest seafood tower under the Raw Bar section of the menu at $84, which is meant to be shared among many at a table.

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30. New Jersey
> Restaurant: Restaurant Latour
> Avg. entrée price: $115 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Dégusation w/ wine pairing
> Price of dégusation w/ wine pairing: $210

At Crystal Springs Resort in Sussex County, a scrumptious five-course meal can be enjoyed at Restaurant Latour — the state’s priciest eatery — for $115. Of course, a wine pairing enhances the overall dining experience at an additional cost of $55. The menu is divided into five categories called harvest, aquatic, grazing, cheese, and dessert, each of which are chock-full of seasonal ingredients.

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31. New Mexico
> Restaurant: The Anasazi
> Avg. entrée price: $38.14
> Most expensive entrée: Dry aged prime strip loin
> Price of dry aged prime strip loin: $45.00

The most expensive restaurant in New Mexico resides in the Rosewood Inn of the Anasazi in Santa Fe. The menu comprises a variety of entrées for different palates, including vegetarian pastas like the English pea ravioli to a meat-lover’s Kyzer pork belly.

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32. New York
> Restaurant: Masa
> Avg. entrée price: $595 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Tasting menu
> Price of tasting menu: $595 (fixed price)

America’s priciest restaurant lies in the heart of New York City. Surprised? Both lunch and dinner at Masa cost a flat rate of $595, excluding tax and beverages, so if you’re looking to max out your credit card in a matter of one evening this place will do the trick. However, you won’t have to fret about leaving a $150 tip because Masa does not accept gratuity of any sort. The reason? It’s Japanese custom to provide each guest with exceptional hospitality without expecting a reward in return.

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33. North Carolina
> Restaurant: Fearrington House Restaurant
> Avg. entrée price: $105
> Most expensive entrée: Four-course meal w/ wine pairing
> Price of four-course meal w/ wine pairing: $200

Fearrington House Restaurant is the place to be in North Carolina if you’re on the prowl for some tasty, exquisite eats. How elegant is the cuisine? Delicacies such as lobster velouté and veal sweetbreads with d’Anjou pear are just a few of the options offered within the first two courses. The selections continue to get heartier in the third or main course, which includes entrées featuring aged duck breast and striped bass, just to name a few.

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34. North Dakota
> Restaurant: 40 Steak & Seafood
> Avg. entrée price: $28.46
> Most expensive entrée: Dry aged cowboy rib-eye, king cut
> Price of dry aged cowboy rib-eye, king cut: $75.00

Steak and seafood aficionados alike living in Bismarck, North Dakota more than likely  congregate at 40 Steak & Seafood — which just so happens to be the most expensive restaurant in the state. Ahi tuna, salmon, and swordfish are just a few of the seafood options the menu offers. The most expensive menu item of the bunch, however, is the king cut of the dry-aged cowboy rib-eye, at $75.

35. Ohio
> Restaurant: Orchids at Palm Court
> Avg. entrée price: $89.25
> Most expensive entrée: Chef’s Grand 10-course Tasting
> Price of Chef’s Grand 10-course Tasting: $120.00

At Orchids at Palm Court in Cincinnati, Ohio one can choose to enjoy a three, four, five, or 10-course meal. The most expensive, of course, is the Chef’s Grand 10-course tasting at $120, which is surprisingly only $31 more than the five-course meal. Anything from smoked salmon to foie gras can be found in one of the several courses on this menu.

36. Oklahoma
> Restaurant: Red PrimeSteak
> Avg. entrée price: $46.60
> Most expensive entrée: 16-ounce dry aged all natural grass-fed rib-eye
> Price of 16-ounce dry aged all natural grass-fed rib-eye: $53.00

Vegetarians (and vegans) won’t have to worry about dropping the big bucks at the most expensive restaurant in Oklahoma. Red PrimeSteak serves a whole lot of rib-eye and sirloin, with the most pricey of the bunch being the 16-ounce dry-aged and grass-fed rib-eye at $53. Aside from steak, an almond crusted baked brie, french onion soup, and assortment of salads are also offered as appetizers.

37. Oregon
> Restaurant: Castanga
> Avg. entrée price: $165 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Chef’s tasting menu w/ wine pairing
> Price of chef’s tasting menu w/ wine pairing: $250

Castanga in Southeast Portland offers an eclectic chef’s tasting menu with an eccentric combination of food like crab and grilled cucumber starting off the menu. Foie gras with strawberry and caramelized potato skins are just two other selections in this fixed menu. Tip: Don’t confuse Castanga with Café Castagna because you’ll be paying a lot more at the former!

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38. Pennsylvania
> Restaurant: Vetri Cucina
> Avg. entrée price: $155 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Four-course tasting menu
> Price of four-course tasting menu: $155

At Vetri Cucina, patrons have a lot of options to pick and choose from. Each course — antipasti, pasta, secondi, and dolce — offers four to six different dishes. While the menu predominantly showcases classic Italian recipes, Chef Vetri and his staff have delved into extensive culinary research across the globe to construct this distinctive menu. For example, Vetri Cucina serves  Guinea hen with prosciutto and foie gras — this dish features foods from West Africa, Italy, and France.

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39. Rhode Island
> Restaurant: Gracie’s
> Avg. entrée price: $93.75
> Most expensive entrée: Nine-course chef’s tasting menu w/ wine pairing
> Price of nine-course chef’s tasting menu w/ wine pairing: $315.00

The most expensive restaurant in Rhode Island is in Providence. At Gracie’s, guests can choose between three, five, seven, and nine-course meals, all of which have the option of adding a wine pairing. The menu is chock-full of intriguing dishes, including Spanish charred octopus and roasted cod loin.

40. South Carolina
> Restaurant: Hall’s Chophouse
> Avg. entrée price: $49.90
> Most expensive entrée: Tomahawk rib-eye, 34-ounce
> Price of tomahawk rib-eye, 34-ounce: $98.00

Hall’s Chophouse has two locations in South Carolina with one in Charleston and the other in Greenville. The most expensive item on the menu is the 34-ounce tomahawk rib-eye, at $98.00. In addition to beef, Hall’s Chophouse integrates seafood, pork, lamb, bison, chicken, and even duck into its dinner menu.

41. South Dakota
> Restaurant: Delmonico Grill
> Avg. entrée price: $38.44
> Most expensive entrée: The Delmonico (house-aged bone-in rib-eye)
> Price of the Delmonico: $79.00

The most expensive dish at the Delmonico Grill is aptly named the Delmonico, and it comes with a price tag of nearly $80. While Delmonico Grill is the most expensive restaurant in South Dakota, guests will likely spend much less than those at the priciest restaurants in a majority of states. The average entrée costs approximately $38, less than half as expensive as the average entrée in at least 25 states.

42. Tennessee
> Restaurant: Chez Philippe
> Avg. entrée price: $115
> Most expensive entrée: 7-course chef’s tasting menu w/ wine pairing
> Price of 7-course chef’s tasting menu w/ wine pairing: $210

At Chez Philippe, it’s best to arrive on an empty stomach as your dining options are either a four or seven-course meal. Of course, a wine pairing is an optional addition that can enhance the overall dining experience. If you opt for the seven-course meal, the wine pairing will cost an additional $75, raising the overall meal price to $210.

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43. Texas
> Restaurant: Killen’s Steakhouse
> Avg. entrée price: $66.21
> Most expensive entrée: 48-ounce Marble Ranch Longbone Wagyu steak
> Price of 48-ounce Marble Ranch Longbone Wagyu steak: $175.00

Several cuts and kinds of filet mignon and rib-eye dominate the steak section of the menu at Killen’s Steakhouse, the most expensive restaurant in Texas. Entrées with shrimp, chicken, pork chops, and lobster are also scattered throughout the menu if Wagyu isn’t your meal of choice. Killen’s Steakhouse is located in Pearland, roughly 20 miles outside downtown Houston.

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44. Utah
> Restaurant: Riverhorse on Main
> Avg. entrée price: $39.85
> Most expensive entrée: 20-ounce cowboy prime rib-eye steak
> Price of 20-ounce cowboy prime rib-eye steak: $60.00

Riverhorse on Main is the most expensive restaurant in Utah, with the priciest entrée clocking in at $60. If 20 ounces of rib-eye steak sounds a bit intimidating, there are a myriad of other options you can select from, including pan-seared sea bass and colorful starters like roasted candy stripe beets and arugula. Oh, and if you’re a chocolate lover, there’s a dessert called “Death by Chocolate!”

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45. Vermont
> Restaurant: Guild Tavern
> Avg. entrée price: $35.95
> Most expensive entrée: Prime Sirloin
> Price of rib-eye and filet mignon: $79.95

The Guild Tavern in South Burlington, Vermont offers a plethora of locally sourced, wood-fired meats, in addition to casual tavern fare. For those who don’t prefer chicken or steak over, let’s say pasta or fish, there are other entrées that may suit your needs such as ricotta and chive gnocchi and salmon salad.

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46. Virginia
> Restaurant: The Inn at Little Washington
> Avg. entrée price: $218 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: Four-course tasting menu w/ wine pairing
> Price of four-course tasting menu w/ wine pairing: $343

If the word fancy is in your vocabulary and you live or are near Washington, Virginia, The Inn at Little Washington may just be the place for a special night out, seeing as it is the most expensive restaurant in the state. The tasting menu is a whopping $218 and the wine pairing hikes it up to just under $350.

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47. Washington
> Restaurant: The Herbfarm
> Avg. entrée price: $235
> Most expensive entrée: Nine-course dinner with five wines, Friday-Sunday
> Price of nine-course dinner with five wines: $265

The Herbfarm is not your typical restaurant. Have you ever dined at place that requires you to put a $50 deposit down when you make a reservation? There’s no toying with the idea of eating there the night of — you’re either all in the Monday prior to your meal or out of luck. Dinner consists of a nine-course meal and five wines, costing anywhere from $205 to $265 depending on the night of the week, and costs even more if there’s a special occasion. For example, on December 30 and New Year’s Eve, the price of a meal ticket is $285 and $395.

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48. West Virginia
> Restaurant: Stefano’s
> Avg. entrée price: $42.19
> Most expensive entrée: 16-ounce South African lobster tail
> Price of 16-ounce South African lobster tail: $90.00

Waltz over to Morgantown for a sumptuous meal at Stefano’s, the most expensive place to dine in the state of West of Virginia. The priciest option on this menu is the 16-ounce South African lobster tail, which is recommended as a supplement to any of the hand cut prime steaks. A range of rich pasta dishes is also available, including fettuccini with crab and pistachio and veal tortellini.

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49. Wisconsin
> Restaurant: Republic Chophouse
> Avg. entrée price: $51.74
> Most expensive entrée: Twin 10-ounce Maine lobster tails
> Price of twin 10-ounce Maine lobster tails: $90.00

In Wisconsin, the most expensive restaurant is the Republic Chophouse in downtown Green Bay. The twin 10-ounce Maine lobster tails is the priciest item on the menu, clocking in at $90. The menu is stacked with a variety of delicacies, including gnocchi and beef in a sage butter sauce and Moroccan lamb chops with cilantro lime créme fraîche.

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50. Wyoming
> Restaurant: Jenny Lake Lodge
> Avg. entrée price: $92 (fixed price)
> Most expensive entrée: 5-course meal
> Price of 5-course meal $92

The most expensive restaurant in Wyoming is the Jenny Lake Lodge. The restaurant is located in Grand Teton National Park and serves a different five-course meal every night of the week. But this isn’t the kind of eatery you just waltz into when you feel hungry — a reservation is required for dinner.