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Old 08-21-14, 09:28 AM
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Went to Hawaii in 1980. Kauai. Group travel and we stayed at a resort. Nearest place was too far to walk. Breakfast was ~$15, dinner ~$20.

Guess I'm weird but prefer the food at cheaper places. Like Denny's, Wendy's, Subway...
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Old 08-21-14, 09:46 AM
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Lawry's?? Some Beverly Hills places my brother goes to to impress his dates, he leaves leftovers sometimes, don't know how much it cost.
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french laundry in yountville, ca (napa valley). was about $325 for two including a tip and a bottle of turley zin.
left hungry and absolutely crushed a double whopper + large fries and o-rings at the burger king down the road.
calorie intake was probably like 4,000 between both. i regret nothing.
3 stars in the Michelin Guide.

If I recall correctly there are only 2 three star restaurants West of the Mississippi.
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Old 08-21-14, 11:57 AM
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Originally Posted by locolobo13 View Post
Went to Hawaii in 1980. Kauai. Group travel and we stayed at a resort. Nearest place was too far to walk. Breakfast was ~$15, dinner ~$20.

Guess I'm weird but prefer the food at cheaper places. Like Denny's, Wendy's, Subway...
Had some wonderful meals in Kauai... up near Hanalei bay, back about 4 years ago. All small independent places that have no connection to corporations. Denny's, Wendy's, Subway... ug... I do better at home.
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Old 08-21-14, 12:39 PM
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Had some wonderful meals in Kauai... up near Hanalei bay, back about 4 years ago.
Tahiti Nui, one of my favorites on the north shore! Really good drinks, and the pizza is awesome!

Tahiti Nui - Hanalei, HI | Yelp
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Old 08-21-14, 12:40 PM
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I've eaten at more high end restaurants then I could count. My family and myself are great home cooks, but also really appreciate a great night out enjoying each other's company with no work or cleaning. I would say one of the more expensive meals was $300-400 per person.
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Old 08-21-14, 12:51 PM
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The Banker's Club in San Francisco... not open to the public. In the penthouse of a tower with a 360 degree view of San Francisco. Members only... I have no idea what the meal costs but we had weird things like caviar ans escargot (neither of which I like) and champagne. Bill had to be in the thousands....no I was not paying...

personally I prefer mom and pop restaurants in strip malls where a mean for two costs $16 - 20.
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Old 08-21-14, 01:33 PM
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It was probably Le Entrecote in Loews Anatole in Dallas, or one of the places we dined at while in Vegas.

Price per person, including drinks was somewhere north of $300.
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Old 08-21-14, 02:09 PM
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A friend and I were housemates senior year of college and we lived on a total of 2 50# bags each of lentils and rice (4 bags for the year)*. But about once or twice a year we would go to a sushi restaurant for a fish and sake blowout to the tune of a c-note apiece, so each time we did that cost more than the whole rest of the year's food.







*with some amount that escapes me of soy sauce and durkee red hot.
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Old 08-21-14, 05:21 PM
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Define "Fancy"
Candles and table linen.
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Old 08-21-14, 07:05 PM
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I'm fairly frugal so I don't usually go for expensive meals. On rare occasions, maybe every few years, we go to one of the chain steak restaurants around here. Most recently we took my daughter to Saltgrass for her birthday and it was probably a little over $100 for 3 of us. I usually choose more modest restaurants for myself- when it is my birthday and time to choose the place, I frequently choose some place like Rockfish, and I can eat there with drinks and desert for about $25.
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i doubt any steak house can cook a steak as rare as i like it.
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Old 08-21-14, 07:17 PM
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
i doubt any steak house can cook a steak as rare as i like it.
Steak on sticks....just go out in the field with a good sharp knife and a plate.
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Old 08-21-14, 07:20 PM
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Steak on sticks....just go out in the field with a good sharp knife and a plate.
thats close to how i eat a steak it is still cold inside
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Old 08-21-14, 09:19 PM
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Not fancy but damn good....Let's Eat in Bluff Dale, TX on 377 southwest of Fort Worth. Hole in the wall to say the least but a tenderloin steak, $36, that is awesome. The rest of the menu is just as good but not quite so pricy. BYOB and call for reservations.
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Old 08-21-14, 09:46 PM
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Most expensive was Morton's steakhouse. Soem company 'big-wigs' were out here in Los Angeles and the boss wanted to take then there. I didn't pay, but the tab can run $200/couple pretty easily. I thought he food was pretty average - I've had better at roadside steakhouses for $20/person.

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Old 08-22-14, 04:55 AM
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Originally Posted by Keith99 View Post
3 stars in the Michelin Guide.

If I recall correctly there are only 2 three star restaurants West of the Mississippi.
not saying it wasn't good. it was. the sugar snap pea soup was one of the best things i've ever tasted in my woebegone life. just left hungry.
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Old 08-22-14, 06:45 AM
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10 years ago I had a dinner at Inn At Little Washington. It was about $300 person including wine. Probably my most memorable meal.
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Originally Posted by DBA View Post
Define "Fancy"
When you get up to use the Head, Waiter 1 escorts you and then hands you a real towel at the wash sink to dry your hands during which time Waiter 2 cleans up your mess at the table and refolds your napkin real nice like while the Sommelier tops up the glass with 59 Haut Brion or whatever booze your drinkin.

Fancy restaurants are like bikes.......is there really that much difference between a $1-2000 stock bike vs a high zoot $20,000 custom rig?

I would like to try the French Laundry but they prolly won't let a cretin like me in.
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Originally Posted by HardyWeinberg View Post
A friend and I were housemates senior year of college and we lived on a total of 2 50# bags each of lentils and rice (4 bags for the year)*. But about once or twice a year we would go to a sushi restaurant for a fish and sake blowout to the tune of a c-note apiece, so each time we did that cost more than the whole rest of the year's food.







*with some amount that escapes me of soy sauce and durkee red hot.
No veggies? Seems like some sort of something green should have been thrown in there from time to time.
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I don't think cooking a steak well is that difficult, unless you don't have a hot enough grill. Lots of places can do a good job, and I can with a decent BBQ. I love good beef, but don't feel the need to go to Mortons or Ruth Chris.

Another interesting fancy place I went to was the revolving restaurant at the top of the CN Tower. When Toronto tourism dropped like a stone due to the SARS outbreak, they offered some tempting packages. $85 a head for a package which included Dinner (limited menu), a show (Mamma Mia or Lion King) and tickets to a Blue Jays Game. We chose the CN Tower restaurant, which might not be the "best" of the best food wise, but the view and atmosphere was great, and a short walk from there to the theatre. The food was very good (I had slow braised leg of lamb on a bed of lentils). I don't feel too sorry for the restaurant, we had one of the cheaper half bottles of wine for $35, and of course we had to tip on a "real" amount. The thing that puts some people off is that the full kitchen is at the base of the tower and the facilities at the revolving part are more limited, so people worry about food getting cold. But we found it was fine.
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Ate at a 5 star French restaurant a few years ago in Vegas. I wish I could remember the name. All I remember is that it was in one of the big Casinos (go figure). Anywho, long story short, I was out in Vegas for a HERF, and a bunch of the guys their with palates for food made reservations at this place months in advance. Lo and behold, someone in their party cancelled last minute, and I was sitting with the group. I went thinking I outta try it out. I was shell shocked. The somalier was accurate in his descriptions, and we had a couple of wine buffs with us, so we paid a corking fee and brought our own wine. I never thought I would enjoy a dinner such as the 7 course meal I had, but I am now trying to find a fine French restaurant in the Boston area for my wife and I to enjoy.
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The most elaborate meal I've ever had was a 17 course meal at a Chinese wedding reception. It was at the best Chinese restaurant in town. They had the restaurant to themselves. Probably about 100 people, lasting well over 2 hours. Most of the courses were very good. But the shark fin soup was like eating cold gelatin soup. Ewww. One bite was enough.
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
i doubt any steak house can cook a steak as rare as i like it.
I went to the original Pinacle Pete's in Scottsdale AZ... I ordered a steak rare... we were sitting outside under the stars and I could barely see my food. I cut the steak, put a piece in my mouth and immediately noted it was still ice cold... I called over the waitress and was told that's their version of rare... right out of the ice box, a sec on the grill, serve them up. I ordered medium after that...
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One of my more expensive meals was at the Eiffel Tower in Paris. The food was good but the view was better.
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