Let’s say you’ve just won the recent Mega Millions $449 million jackpot. You can afford to buy almost anything and you certainly can afford to eat anywhere – even in the most expensive restaurants. Right? While you may still want to settle for a moderately priced restaurant, you may want to think about affording yourself a once-in-a-lifetime dining experience at one (or two) of the most expensive restaurants in the world. Indulge yourself. You deserve it! In case you didn’t actually win, you may want to try your luck by playing Mega Millions online.
Masa (New York City)
In this restaurant Chef Masa tells his customers to dress casually because they are going to be there for quite a long time – approximately three hours to complete this scrumptious multi-course experience. The menu is not set. Instead customers are presented with a sequence of various plates from the kitchen. Be prepared for a $350 bill for each person to eat in this fine dining establishment.
Misoguigawa (Osaka, Kobe, and Kyoto – Japan)
This restaurant touts French cuisine with Japanese characteristics. The eight-course menu will cost you about $162 and a more sumptuous version of this several-course meal costs $270, but it has to be ordered five days ahead of time.
Le Pre Catelan (Paris)
This fancy restaurant in the middle of Paris in the scenic Bois de Boulogne Park has dishes starting from around $85. For $255 you can enjoy a typical multi-course meal. In the summer the restaurant presents a smaller meal for only $199 per person. Some of the expensive dishes served in the restaurant include prawn ravioli and veal with cinnamon.
This fabulous restaurant is situated on top of the Chanel building in the Ginza neighborhood of Tokyo. This restaurant is yet another belonging to the famous chef Alain Ducasse. Ducasse has the distinction of being the recipient of a lifetime achievement award for one of the world’s 50 best restaurants. Here you can get a three-course dinner for $147, or a four-course dinner for $190.
Gordon Ramsay (London)
As you may already know, Gordon Ramsay’s restaurants are very prestigious. This particular one has maintained 3 Michelin stars since 2001. That’s a very huge achievement in the restaurant business. The seasonal special menu includes multiple courses for about $320. He also has a bottle of 1900 Chateaux Margaux for $18,850. Now that bottle is one only a millionaire could afford to splurge on.
Restaurant Crissier (Switzerland)
Recently this restaurant received its 3 Michelin stars. In 2013 the Chef (Benoit Violier) got the vote of chef of the year in Switzerland. A set meal offers you multiple courses for around $415.
In 2006 this restaurant was rated the most expensive restaurant in the world. It is located in a subterranean room of an office building. It seats only 22 people. You can see how exclusive this restaurant is given its location and limitations in seating. The preset menu will cost you about $341 per person.
Restaurant Le Meurice (Paris)
This restaurant is another one of Michelin star winning chef Alain Ducasse. The dining room is decorated with all the fancy trimmings of a very classy restaurant, including marble, bronze, and crystal chandeliers. For a mere $524, you are able to taste three specialties plus a selection of cheeses and desserts. Here you can taste a piece of Guinea fowl pie as well as other culinary delights, including lobster and chocolate minutely prepared desserts.
Ithaa Undersea Restaurant (Maldives)
Ithaa was rated as one of the most alluring restaurants in the world. The restaurant is situated five meters below the surface of the Indian Ocean and offers a 180 degree glimpse of the coral gardens that surround it. The restaurant serves a set dinner menu starting at $320 per person. The menu includes such epicurean delights as Black Angus beef tenderloin and reef fish caviar.
Welcome to the world’s most expensive restaurant. It is located on its own island which is typically known for partying. The restaurant is located in the Hard Rock Hotel and allows only 12 diners at once. There is a 20-course meal that is intended to create and emotional experience. Expect to pay about $2000 for this once in a lifetime experience.
Let ‘Em Eat Cake!
Mind you most of the prices quoted in this article did NOT include dessert. So if you’ve got a sweet tooth, plan on shelling out a lot more cash on the desserts, which probably aren’t so cheap. But go on, you can afford it if you just won $449 million. If you did win such a grandiose amount, you might seriously want to try out all 10 restaurants. Then you would be able to jet set around the globe and eat in style and exclusivity.