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 Fries and Veuve Clicquot at Sylvain
Fries and Veuve Clicquot at Sylvain
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Where to Find New Orleans' Most Expensive Dishes

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Fries and Veuve Clicquot at Sylvain
| Photo: Josh Brasted

hasmap1%3A29.jpegAntelope, Wagyu Strip, Caviar, Foie Gras... such exotic and indulgent restaurant offerings beckon elaborate price tags and visions of American Express black cards, but french fries and vegetables? Not so much. Even so, for those that think food tastes better when it costs more, there are plenty of options in New Orleans. Eater NOLA has scoured the town for the priciest contender in a variety of categories, from burgers to the most blingin' dessert of all time. We now bring you a map of Where to Find New Orleans' Most Expensive Dishes.

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Arnaud's Restaurant

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Most Expensive Dessert: For $3.95 million a true whale can purchase the Strawberries Arnaud (in a marinade of port, red wine, spices and citrus w/ vanilla ice cream) with a 7.09 carat pink diamond included from MS Rau antiques. It's actually the restaurants worst selling dessert.
Most Expensive Sausage: Chef Phillip Lopez' hand-crafted hand-selected Sausage Fest Board will run you about $55. Also his small plate, Menage a Foie, a daily preparation of foie gras is $21.

Sylvain NoLa

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The Most Expensive Fries in New Orleans are found at this beloved Quarter gastropub, which serves their thin cut spuds with Veuve Clicquot Yellow, which will cost you $50/$90 a serving.

Saints & Sinners

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Most Expensive Burger: The Fat Madam Burger is $40, but you get four pounds of C-Tates meat, plus a drink and fries for free if you eat it all in thirty minutes. Also, the Bourbon Street food-brothel charges $18 for a fried oyster po boy, serioulsy.

Restaurant R'evolution

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Most Expensive Burrata: Lots of local restaurants serve this pillow of milky mozzarella goodness, but R'evolution's burrata appetizer comes with Choupique caviar for $18.... John Folse's restaurant is also home to the Most Expensive Charcuterie Board: The Grand Board serves eight and costs $80.

Stella!

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Most Expensive Caviar: Scott Boswell's tasting-menu empire is no stranger to a caviar upgrade. The Imperial Huso caviar, which is cultivated in China... "a cousin to the Beluga produces large pearls with a mild and buttery taste along with pleasing texture and finish" (from Stella's menu) is $325 for fifty grams.

Antoine's Restaurant

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Most Expensive Chateaubriand: Okay, so Antoine's may very well be the only New Orleans restaurant actually serving the traditional centercut tenderloin for two on a regular basis, but at $110, it's kind of a hidden treasure when it comes to splurging.

Italian Barrel

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Most Expensive Cheese Plate: This Italian hidden gem in the Quarter offers a $45 platter of imported cheeses, and also the Most Expensive Salad: $19.50 for a Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Salad, served over mixed greens with roasted peppers, fresh asparagus, avocado and cherry tomatoes.

Besh Steak

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Most Expensive Steak: a 14 ounce Wagyu Strip will set you back $83 at Besh' steak mecca inside of Harrah's, the gambling-epicenter of New Orleans. There's a good bet you'll add the 9 oz. Maine Lobster tail for an extra $30.

Restaurant August

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The Most Expensive Vegetables can be found at the CBD's lap of luxury, where Besh's 'Tasting of Farmers Market Vegetables' runs $60/person for four veggie courses, add $90 for the sommelier's pairings.

Commander's Palace

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Why dat Wild Texas Antelope so expensive? Commander's Palace serves antelope as an entree, alongside shiitake mushroom-black rice financière, shaved Brussels sprouts, toasted almonds, and truffled mushroom woodland sauce for $45, or for $90 you can try it with the "Five Hour Egg" and other specialties found on Chef Tory McPhail's tasting menu.

Arnaud's Restaurant

Most Expensive Dessert: For $3.95 million a true whale can purchase the Strawberries Arnaud (in a marinade of port, red wine, spices and citrus w/ vanilla ice cream) with a 7.09 carat pink diamond included from MS Rau antiques. It's actually the restaurants worst selling dessert.

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Most Expensive Sausage: Chef Phillip Lopez' hand-crafted hand-selected Sausage Fest Board will run you about $55. Also his small plate, Menage a Foie, a daily preparation of foie gras is $21.

Sylvain NoLa

The Most Expensive Fries in New Orleans are found at this beloved Quarter gastropub, which serves their thin cut spuds with Veuve Clicquot Yellow, which will cost you $50/$90 a serving.

Saints & Sinners

Most Expensive Burger: The Fat Madam Burger is $40, but you get four pounds of C-Tates meat, plus a drink and fries for free if you eat it all in thirty minutes. Also, the Bourbon Street food-brothel charges $18 for a fried oyster po boy, serioulsy.

Restaurant R'evolution

Most Expensive Burrata: Lots of local restaurants serve this pillow of milky mozzarella goodness, but R'evolution's burrata appetizer comes with Choupique caviar for $18.... John Folse's restaurant is also home to the Most Expensive Charcuterie Board: The Grand Board serves eight and costs $80.

Stella!

Most Expensive Caviar: Scott Boswell's tasting-menu empire is no stranger to a caviar upgrade. The Imperial Huso caviar, which is cultivated in China... "a cousin to the Beluga produces large pearls with a mild and buttery taste along with pleasing texture and finish" (from Stella's menu) is $325 for fifty grams.

Antoine's Restaurant

Most Expensive Chateaubriand: Okay, so Antoine's may very well be the only New Orleans restaurant actually serving the traditional centercut tenderloin for two on a regular basis, but at $110, it's kind of a hidden treasure when it comes to splurging.

Italian Barrel

Most Expensive Cheese Plate: This Italian hidden gem in the Quarter offers a $45 platter of imported cheeses, and also the Most Expensive Salad: $19.50 for a Jumbo Lump Crabmeat Salad, served over mixed greens with roasted peppers, fresh asparagus, avocado and cherry tomatoes.

Besh Steak

Most Expensive Steak: a 14 ounce Wagyu Strip will set you back $83 at Besh' steak mecca inside of Harrah's, the gambling-epicenter of New Orleans. There's a good bet you'll add the 9 oz. Maine Lobster tail for an extra $30.

Restaurant August

The Most Expensive Vegetables can be found at the CBD's lap of luxury, where Besh's 'Tasting of Farmers Market Vegetables' runs $60/person for four veggie courses, add $90 for the sommelier's pairings.

Commander's Palace

Why dat Wild Texas Antelope so expensive? Commander's Palace serves antelope as an entree, alongside shiitake mushroom-black rice financière, shaved Brussels sprouts, toasted almonds, and truffled mushroom woodland sauce for $45, or for $90 you can try it with the "Five Hour Egg" and other specialties found on Chef Tory McPhail's tasting menu.

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