Chicago Has Half Of The 10 Most Expensive Restaurants In America
By Chuck Sudo in Food on Jan 24, 2012 3:00PM
Alinea's Steelhead roe, watermelon, kaffir lime, oxalis. (Image Credit: Sam Miller)
The website Bundle.com analyzed spending data to determine the 25 most expensive restaurants in America. What has us and others talking is that five of Chicago's restaurants are in the top 10.
Leading the charge, unsurprisingly, is Alinea, with an average check total of $736. That places Grant Achatz's restaurant at fourth on the list. Charlie Trotter's is right behind Alinea with an unholy average check of $666. Rounding out the top ten are Tru and Les Nomades ($558 each) and Everest ($546).
Bundle made its list by analyzing credit card transactions from Citi, municipal data and third-party information. Expensive as those numbers seem, they're nowhere near the average tab of $937 for Thomas Keller's French Laundry.