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.
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.
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.
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.
> 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.