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What's the MOST you've spent for a meal?

Old 05-13-05, 09:53 PM
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What's the MOST you've spent for a meal?

In response to the folks who think more than $10 is too much for a meal...

What's the MOST you've spent?

Ok, for me, for two:

LUNCH: $450 at a fancy British restaurant in the Lake Country (can't remember the name)

DINNER: $700 at "L'Auberge de L'ill" - a three star french restaurant in the Alsace region of France.

Yes, that included wine.

How about you?
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I think less than 10 is too little to spend.
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about $15 for a steak
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Oh yeah people, a hooker is NOT a meal So it's more than 2 bits
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Many years ago, 4 of us spent $60 each for a 4-course dinner atop Victoria Peak overlooking Hong Kong and Kowloon. As we were drinking champagne we thought "It doesn't get much better than this".
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^^^ $60 isn't that bad, but $700? That's just crazy, many people including yours truly don't spend that much money on food in a month.
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$150 ish for Shabu Shabu made with Kobe beef when I was in Tokyo in the mid 80's. Looking back, all my ridiculously expensive meals were in Japan.

(this is an estimate, too, since I didn't pay for it--heck, I'd even call it a guess but we were on the top floor of a skyscraper in Shinjuku and drank a lot).

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Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon
^^^ $60 isn't that bad, but $700? That's just crazy, many people including yours truly don't spend that much money on food in a month.

I don't spend that much on food in a month either. It was my 20th anniversary, and the present was the special meal in France. "Your present is dinner out - anywhere in the world."
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Originally Posted by Seeker
I don't spend that much on food in a month either. It was my 20th anniversary, and the present was the special meal in France. "Your present is dinner out - anywhere in the world."
So you're saying this includes airfare . . .?
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Originally Posted by tasha99
So you're saying this includes airfare . . .?
I wish.
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A couple friends and I spent around $250 at a restaurant in SF called Stars. I think that was the most.
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Originally Posted by Canadian Bacon
^^^ $60 isn't that bad, but $700? That's just crazy, many people including yours truly don't spend that much money on food in a month.
Yeah, no kidding! $700 would last me 4-5 months. Since I'm single, I'll fix a big meal which becomes the next day's lunch and leftovers for another day. So, when I eat out, I can spend between $10-$20.
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Don't remember food but I remember we once had a $300+ bar tab drinking the $2 beer special (early/mid 90s)
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Originally Posted by nemein
Don't remember food but I remember we once had a $300+ bar tab drinking the $2 beer special (early/mid 90s)
Did that include bail?


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hehe i like cheese
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For just two people it was $320. This was at a place called Antonio's in Greece about four years ago. Now for the largest bill I ever had to pick up. We had a regional Christmas party for the employees in my division at work. Our Group of 9 people racked up a $3610 bill at Tony's in Houston. We spent over 6 hours in a private room and were totally wasted at the end of the night. Meals there were about $80 a person and drinks were astronomical. Tony's also tacked on a 22% gratuity (about an $750 tip between two waiters). Everyone had a blast though and it was worth the ass chewing I received from my boss the following week when I sent in the expense report. Somewhere I have a copy of the receipt and the written warning I recieved from my boss, I will try to post it so everyone can see the cause and effect.
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Originally Posted by tasha99
$150 ish for Shabu Shabu made with Kobe beef when I was in Tokyo in the mid 80's. Looking back, all my ridiculously expensive meals were in Japan.

Yeah, Japan has been responsible for my most expensive meals too.

I think the most we spent was about $400.00 for 3 people at a restaurant that served fugu (that infamous "poison" blowfish). But that's kind of cheating, because my father-in-law footed most of the bill.

The most I personally paid out of my own pocket was when a group of us went to a tavern in Japan and spent way too much money on a bunch of appetizers and alot of beer (my share came to about $100). Hell, that wasn't even a proper dinner, just a bunch of finger food. Why we went drinking at that particular place I have no idea, because there are cheap bars to eat and drink at in Japan.
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$80 @ the Met in Seattle.
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a long ways back, in my college days, a friend got the go ahead from the parents to take us all out to dinner, courtesy of his dads credit card. So, we went to Elizabeths at 38th st. in savannah ga. All 13 of us. The entree prices were unreal - $30 - $55 for your entree. We ordered a bottle of wine that was $225

i think all told the final bill was around $900 or so.
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Most I've personally spent: $60 on prom night (so sad)

Most expensive meal I've been apart of: Five people and a $350 bill at Ruth's Chris
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I honestly can't recall ever spending more than $50. Heck, I'm having trouble with $30 + in my memory. I doubt I will ever spend more than $100 on a meal in my life. I wouldn't be able to enjoy it at all.
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The wife and I have rang up a few bills at Porter's that were well over $150 once we included a tip. And they were worth every penny.

When one of my college roommates graduated, his dad took a group of six of us (in addition to six or seven family members) to Ruth's Chris - we had an open bar tab running for over an hour that ended up somewhere between $300-$400, then dinner was somewhere in the range of $2000. I hope to be able to do the same for my kids one day.
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$3000 for four people for dinner at No 9 Park in Boston. My wife and I were leaving Boston and had a bash with two friends.
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I eat mostly at fast food place. I think the most expensive meal for me is probably around $30 which includes desert and tip.
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3 of us spent just over $1000 on a meal. Thankfully, it was all comped by the casino (including the alcohol).

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