Regardless of whether you live in Long Island or you are simply visiting the area, you will find plenty of things to see and do. One of the best things about Long Island is the restaurants as there is such a diverse range of venues. These offer cuisines from across the globe and there is something for every occasion and budget. If you want a gastronomic experience or you are eating out for a special occasion, then you may wish to treat yourself to a visit to one of the pricier restaurants in this area. If so, here are ten of the most expensive restaurants in Long Island which you may wish to consider trying.
Masa is a popular, high-end Japanese restaurant that boasts elegant and modern décor. There is a fixed price sushi menu with a range of other options that are each carefully prepared to an exceptional standard. This restaurant is in the Time Warner Center and has been in business since 2004. The base price for a meal before tax, tips, or upgrades is $450.
2. Peter Luger Steakhouse
For some of the best steak in Long Island, you should head to Peter Luger Steak House. Although it is more expensive than most other steak houses in the city, it is worth the additional cost to taste the aged beef and enjoy the German hall-style setting. Peter Luger Steakhouse has been in business since 1887 and has such a good reputation that it has been used as a training ground for many famous steak house chefs.
3. 18 Bay
One of the appealing features of eating at 18 Bay is that all their ingredients are sourced locally. If you try the four-course chef’s menu, your taste buds will enjoy the delights of four different antipasti, a handmade pasta dish, your own choice from the entrée menu, and one of the delicious desserts. The menu changes every Wednesday so they can offer diners the best of the seasonal local produce.
This is the flagship French restaurant of Daniel Bouloud. There is a formal dress code at this elegant restaurant where diners can enjoy outstanding French fare with a modern twist in magnificent surroundings. The salon section is a little more laid-back if you want a more relaxed experience.
5. East by Northeast
If seafood dishes are your meals of choice and you are willing to pay extra to enjoy the finest ingredients, the East by Northeast is an excellent choice. The restaurant is located within The Stone Lion Inn and serves Asian-inspired fusion food. Other aspects of a meal in this restaurant to enjoy are the wines from the extensive wine list and the spectacular sunset views.
6. Insignia Prime Steak & Sushi
This is a fantastic choice if you are trying to suit the personal culinary preferences of several different people as it is an upscale restaurant that specializes in both sushi and steak. The colorful décor creates a fun atmosphere in this restaurant that adds to the overall dining experience.
7. La Bernardin
Visitors to this fine dining restaurant can expect to eat in sophisticated and luxurious surroundings. Eric Ripert is the chef at this elite French restaurant and the specialty is refined seafood dishes. However, diners are not restricted to eating fish and seafood here as there is plenty of choice for meat lovers and vegetarians alike. People who have eaten at this restaurant have described the cuisine as the ultimate indulgence.
8. Blackstone Steakhouse
Blackstone Steakhouse is another restaurant that features both steak and sushi on its menu. It is a popular restaurant with business people and is often where they take their guests if they are aiming to impress. The interior gives a warm and cozy atmosphere as it features fireplaces, wooden beams, and stone floors. There is an outdoor lounge for those who want to eat al fresco.
9. Coast Grill
Fish dishes are the highlight of this expensive Long Island restaurant which has picturesque views over Wool Pond. This harbor front restaurant also offers a wide selection of American fare. In addition to the high-standard of the food served, the customer service also makes this a great choice if you are celebrating a special occasion.
10. Harlowe East
This restaurant is located on the former site of B. Smith. This fantastic water-front setting creates the perfect vibe for a relaxing dining experience with stunning views. Restaurateur Richie Notar has created a fun vibe in this restaurant that will suit many types of people. Although the food is pricey, it is a unique experience as the dishes combine traditional elements of Mediterranean food with an Asian flair.