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Where to Find the Most Expensive Dishes in LA

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Hollywood has been always fraught with high-rolling diners looking to impress clients and friends tableside. The big order is always the right one at these restaurants, with huge hunks of meat, massive seafood platters chock-full of pristine shellfish, and pastas redolent of the most amazing truffles. There's even a $100 dollar sushi roll on the list, because this is L.A. and this city loves its sushi. Without further ado, Eater presents a guide to the Most Expensive Dishes in Los Angeles.


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1. Petrossian Paris

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321 N. Robertson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90211
(310) 271-0576
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This famous caviar specialist sells a serving of Kaluga (a play off of Beluga caviar, which is now illegal to import into the U.S.). This caviar is the highest grade that Petrossian sells, with a large bead size and a buttery rich flavor. $305 for the Tsar Imperial grade, per ounce.

2. Hamasaku

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11043 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025
(310) 479-7636
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There's a number of rolls that are more reasonably priced from $18-24, but there's a special $100 sushi roll called the Kingyo (or Gold Fish, in Japanese) that features uni, langoustine, king crab, toro, caviar and gold flakes.

3. CUT by WolfgangPuck

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9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
(310) 275-5200
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One of the few places to find true Japanese Kobe beef. The Wagyu variety from the Miyazaki prefecture costs $155 for an 8 oz. ribeye cut. The fat levels are off the charts on this cut, with unbelievable flavor to go along with the sky-high price. [Photo: KevinEats]

4. Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

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114 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 573-1660
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This classic Italian restaurant in Santa Monica has a $150 truffle risotto available during white truffle season.

5. The Hungry Cat

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100 W Channel Rd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402
(310) 459-3337
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This epic platter of seafood runs $145 for 3 tiers, which feeds up to four people. It includes freshly shucked oysters, clams, mussels, lobster, crab, and even caviar. If one tier isn't enough, more can always be ordered.

6. Picca Peruvian Cantina

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9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035
(310) 277-0133
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Ricardo Zarate's Peruvian cantina hosts a slew of moderately priced dishes, such as anticuchos on skewers, but the king of the menu is a $69 grilled lobster stuffed with aji amarillo bechamel and panko bread crumbs. [photo: Caroline on Crack]

7. Red Medicine

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8400 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
(323) 651-5500
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Jordan Kahn's Vietnamese-inspired fare at Red Medicine has a few large format dishes that tally nearly $80, with the Imperial Wagyu Beef Brisket braised for 36 hours taking the cake. It's served with palm sugar and fish sauce. [Photo: KevinEats]

8. Patina

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141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-3331
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Patina serves an $80 Loup de Mer for two, served with fennel, scallion, tomato condiment and olive jus.

9. Wolfgang's Steakhouse

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445 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 385-0640
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The signature dish at Wolfgang's Steakhouse is the porterhouse steak, which has a cut of both New York Strip and Tenderloin. It starts at $47.95 a person, with a two person minimum. Each serving is 24 oz, which means that a table gets at least 48 ounces of meat to start from the house-aged Porterhouse.

10. The Tasting Kitchen

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1633 Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90291
(310) 392-6644
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This modern Italian restaurant on Abbot Kinney serves a $60 black truffle tagliatelle that's pulled in house.

11. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

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701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077
(310) 909-1617
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Wolfgang Puck's Bel-Air restaurant serves a whole roasted branzino that's served tableside for $60 seasoned with tomato, parsley and basil.

12. Park's BBQ

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955 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006
This high-end Korean barbecue has some of the most impressive selection of beef in the city, except in the context of banchan and rice instead of mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. The American Wagyu beef section features a ribeye steak sliced into pieces and ready for the grill, priced at $77 a serving.

13. Providence

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5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 460-4170
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Though the menu only has a selection of tasting menus, there's a special course selection of the first Nantucket Bay Scallops of the seasons, served with braised and pureed Tokyo turnips and topped with three grams of white truffles, available for a $55 supplement to the $175 tasting menu. [Photo: Darin Dines]

14. Drago Centro

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525 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA
(213) 228-8998
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Celestino Drago's flagship restaurant in Downtown LA has a La Bistecca, essentially a bone-in rib-eye for two served with gorgonzola pandarato, radicchio, and brown butter for $90.

15. Osteria Mozza

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6602 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038
(323) 297-0100
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Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali's fine-dining Italian restaurant has a great porcini-rubbed rib eye Bistecca for $78. [Photo: KevinEats]

16. Polo Lounge

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9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 887-2777
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This classic Beverly Hills restaurant has a milk fed veal "Oscar" for $54 that comes with a crab cake, jumbo asparagus, and béarnaise sauce.

17. Chinois On Main

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2709 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405
(310) 392-9025
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There's a $55 Shanghai lobster that comes with a curry sauce and crispy spinach at Wolfgang Puck's now old-school Asian Fusion restaurant on Santa Monica's Main Street.

18. Dan Tana's

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9071 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069
(310) 275-9444
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This old-school Hollywood haunt is a favorite of celebrities of both the past and present. The Lobster Tail served with a spicy Fra Diavolo sauce is $58.

19. Mr Chow Restaurant

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344 N Camden Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
(310) 278-9911
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The Beijing Duck preparation is part of a three course dinner that's roasted to order in an authentic Beijing Duck oven for 40 minutes and then served tableside with a minimum 3 person order at $62 each.

20. Lawry's The Prime Rib

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100 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90211
(310) 652-2827
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This famous prime rib place on La Cienega's Restaurant Row serves the Beef Bowl Cut ($58) that's normally served to football players that visit for the Rose Bowl.

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1. Petrossian Paris

321 N. Robertson Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90211
This famous caviar specialist sells a serving of Kaluga (a play off of Beluga caviar, which is now illegal to import into the U.S.). This caviar is the highest grade that Petrossian sells, with a large bead size and a buttery rich flavor. $305 for the Tsar Imperial grade, per ounce.
321 N. Robertson Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90211

2. Hamasaku

11043 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90025
There's a number of rolls that are more reasonably priced from $18-24, but there's a special $100 sushi roll called the Kingyo (or Gold Fish, in Japanese) that features uni, langoustine, king crab, toro, caviar and gold flakes.
11043 Santa Monica Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90025

3. CUT by WolfgangPuck

9500 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90212
One of the few places to find true Japanese Kobe beef. The Wagyu variety from the Miyazaki prefecture costs $155 for an 8 oz. ribeye cut. The fat levels are off the charts on this cut, with unbelievable flavor to go along with the sky-high price. [Photo: KevinEats]
9500 Wilshire Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212

4. Il Ristorante di Giorgio Baldi

114 W Channel Rd, Santa Monica, CA 90402
This classic Italian restaurant in Santa Monica has a $150 truffle risotto available during white truffle season.
114 W Channel Rd
Santa Monica, CA 90402

5. The Hungry Cat

100 W Channel Rd., Santa Monica, CA 90402
This epic platter of seafood runs $145 for 3 tiers, which feeds up to four people. It includes freshly shucked oysters, clams, mussels, lobster, crab, and even caviar. If one tier isn't enough, more can always be ordered.
100 W Channel Rd.
Santa Monica, CA 90402

6. Picca Peruvian Cantina

9575 W Pico Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90035
Ricardo Zarate's Peruvian cantina hosts a slew of moderately priced dishes, such as anticuchos on skewers, but the king of the menu is a $69 grilled lobster stuffed with aji amarillo bechamel and panko bread crumbs. [photo: Caroline on Crack]
9575 W Pico Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90035

7. Red Medicine

8400 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Jordan Kahn's Vietnamese-inspired fare at Red Medicine has a few large format dishes that tally nearly $80, with the Imperial Wagyu Beef Brisket braised for 36 hours taking the cake. It's served with palm sugar and fish sauce. [Photo: KevinEats]
8400 Wilshire Blvd.
Beverly Hills, CA 90211

8. Patina

141 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90012
Patina serves an $80 Loup de Mer for two, served with fennel, scallion, tomato condiment and olive jus.
141 S Grand Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90012

9. Wolfgang's Steakhouse

445 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The signature dish at Wolfgang's Steakhouse is the porterhouse steak, which has a cut of both New York Strip and Tenderloin. It starts at $47.95 a person, with a two person minimum. Each serving is 24 oz, which means that a table gets at least 48 ounces of meat to start from the house-aged Porterhouse.
445 N Canon Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

10. The Tasting Kitchen

1633 Abbott Kinney Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90291
This modern Italian restaurant on Abbot Kinney serves a $60 black truffle tagliatelle that's pulled in house.
1633 Abbott Kinney Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90291

11. Wolfgang Puck at Hotel Bel-Air

701 Stone Canyon Rd, Los Angeles, CA 90077
Wolfgang Puck's Bel-Air restaurant serves a whole roasted branzino that's served tableside for $60 seasoned with tomato, parsley and basil.
701 Stone Canyon Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90077

12. Park's BBQ

955 South Vermont Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90006
This high-end Korean barbecue has some of the most impressive selection of beef in the city, except in the context of banchan and rice instead of mashed potatoes and roasted vegetables. The American Wagyu beef section features a ribeye steak sliced into pieces and ready for the grill, priced at $77 a serving.
955 South Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90006

13. Providence

5955 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Though the menu only has a selection of tasting menus, there's a special course selection of the first Nantucket Bay Scallops of the seasons, served with braised and pureed Tokyo turnips and topped with three grams of white truffles, available for a $55 supplement to the $175 tasting menu. [Photo: Darin Dines]
5955 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

14. Drago Centro

525 S Flower Street, Los Angeles, CA
Celestino Drago's flagship restaurant in Downtown LA has a La Bistecca, essentially a bone-in rib-eye for two served with gorgonzola pandarato, radicchio, and brown butter for $90.
525 S Flower Street
Los Angeles, CA

15. Osteria Mozza

6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Nancy Silverton and Mario Batali's fine-dining Italian restaurant has a great porcini-rubbed rib eye Bistecca for $78. [Photo: KevinEats]
6602 Melrose Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90038

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16. Polo Lounge

9641 Sunset Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90210
This classic Beverly Hills restaurant has a milk fed veal "Oscar" for $54 that comes with a crab cake, jumbo asparagus, and béarnaise sauce.
9641 Sunset Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

17. Chinois On Main

2709 Main St, Santa Monica, CA 90405
There's a $55 Shanghai lobster that comes with a curry sauce and crispy spinach at Wolfgang Puck's now old-school Asian Fusion restaurant on Santa Monica's Main Street.
2709 Main St
Santa Monica, CA 90405

18. Dan Tana's

9071 Santa Monica Blvd, West Hollywood, CA 90069
This old-school Hollywood haunt is a favorite of celebrities of both the past and present. The Lobster Tail served with a spicy Fra Diavolo sauce is $58.
9071 Santa Monica Blvd
West Hollywood, CA 90069

19. Mr Chow Restaurant

344 N Camden Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90210
The Beijing Duck preparation is part of a three course dinner that's roasted to order in an authentic Beijing Duck oven for 40 minutes and then served tableside with a minimum 3 person order at $62 each.
344 N Camden Dr.
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

20. Lawry's The Prime Rib

100 N La Cienega Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90211
This famous prime rib place on La Cienega's Restaurant Row serves the Beef Bowl Cut ($58) that's normally served to football players that visit for the Rose Bowl.
100 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90211

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