New Jersey is filled with top notch restaurants with delicious foods. We’ve already rounded up some of the best spots for a date night or a quick bite to eat, but what if you want to go all out for dinner? Well, the Garden State has plenty of places where you can drop some serious cash for some excellent grub and NJ.com rounded up the top picks.
They checked out menus of the fanciest restaurants in the whole state and came up with a list of the top 33 most expensive locales based on the estimated dinner cost of a dinner for two including two appetizers, entrees, drinks and a shared dessert. This is before tax and tip.
Not surprisingly, several Bergen County restaurants made the list. So, get ready to whip out that credit card at these five spots.
There’s a reason we also named this place one of the best date night spots. Serving up French fare in a 19th century restored barn nestled along the banks of the Saddle River, it’s romantic and pricey. The most expensive dish is their $48 Creekstone Farm Prime-Dry-Aged Sirloin. Luckily, it’s BYOB so you won’t have to drop a lot of cash on booze. Expect to pay $137.
This Mediterranean style restaurant serves up some of the best seafood in the state. The top dish? Splurge on the $59 lb. Langoustines (Mediterranean) shellfish. If you want to add a bottle of wine to that fancy dish try their cabernet sauvignon, Shafer, Hillside Select, Napa Valley, 2009 and 2008 for $495. On average, you’ll drop about $140.
Nothing says high end like classic steakhouse. Perched along the Hudson River, you’ll want to order the Prime Porter House Steak for Two which costs a whopping $89. And why stop there? Add on a bottle of Caymus, cabernet sauvignon, Special Selection, Napa Valley, 1.5L, 2008 for $465. For a typical night, you can expect to spend $148.
Another seafood joint made the list, but it’s actually their 20 oz. bone-in ribeye steak $55 that’s the most expensive dish on the menu. Add on a bottle of Stag’s Leap Wine Cellars, “S.L.V” Cab Sauv, Napa Valley for $239 and you’ve got yourself one heck of a fancy night. You’ll walk out of there spending about $160 on average.
Serving up new American cuisine in an adorable upscale dining room, this restaurant exclusively serves tasting menus. Ranging from $68-$108, you’ll be delighted by seasonal fare of the chef’s choosing. Though it will cost you about $176 for the middle priced tasting menu, you can bring your own booze.