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Barclay Prime has two of the most-expensive menu items in all of Philly.
Barclay Prime has two of the most-expensive menu items in all of Philly.
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The Eater Guide to the Most Expensive Dishes in Philly

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Barclay Prime has two of the most-expensive menu items in all of Philly.
| Photo: Beautiful Blooms

While high price tags don't make food taste better, some of the priciest ingredients are just, well, better tasting. So, here is your guide to all the expensive stuff that rich people eat in Philly. Sure, there's the $100 stunt food cheesesteak, but did you know that isn't the priciest item on the Barclay Prime menu? Whether it's an upscale burger, a ridiculously-priced crabcake sandwich, or a big chunk of Wagyu, check out the absurdly-priced food on Philly's most lavish menus.

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"River Beluga" Caviar at Barclay Prime

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Sure, we all know about the $100 cheesesteak (also on this list) but did you know they have Petrossian Caviar at Barclay? The very best is $225. Yikes.

Raw Bar Platter at Butcher & Singer

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The beautiful beastly $100 raw bar platter from Butcher & Singer is worth every damn penny. But, it's surely something for the expense account people, so go with someone rich.

$100 Cheesesteak at Barclay Prime

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The $100 Cheesesteak is a stunt food, but it's been re-imagined and is now pretty balanced. Still comes with real-deal champagne, too.

The Wagyu Longbone at Del Frisco's

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Del Frisco's is one of the only spots in town to offer a big ol' slab of Wagyu and it'll run you $89 for 32 ounces of amazing. It's definitely meat worth breaking the banks for.

Brunch at LaCroix

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The legendary brunch at Lacroix is still going strong, and still damn pricey at $59. It's a splurge for the occasion crowd, or just another Sunday morning for the Whales.

Filet Oscar at The Prime Rib

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The classic dish is surprisingly available only at a few places, and The Prime Rib does it best. $53 gets you filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crab, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce. Definite whale food.

The Crabcake Sandwich at The Fountain

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There shouldn't be a $37 open face crabcake sandwich, but there is. And it attracts those looking to spend lots of coin. Luckily there's lots of meat and not much filler.

Whole Amish Chicken at Vernick

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Even whales like to eat chicken now and again, and where else would they get it but Vernick, who cooks it whole in a wood-fired oven. It'll set you back $45. Yes, a chicken for $45.

Kobe Beef Rice Bowl at Morimoto

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Sure the pricey Omakase is the main attraction, but if you're dining a la carte at Morimoto, the kobe beef rice bowl (Ishi Yaki Bop) will add $42 to your tab. That's expensive rice.

Whiskey King at Village Whiskey

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If you're looking for an over-the-top burger, the Whiskey King still lives on at Village Whiskey. For $26, you'll get foie gras on your beef bomb with maplewood bacon. And when there are white truffles around, you can add 'em for an additional $18, totaling $44 for a burger.

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"River Beluga" Caviar at Barclay Prime

Sure, we all know about the $100 cheesesteak (also on this list) but did you know they have Petrossian Caviar at Barclay? The very best is $225. Yikes.

Raw Bar Platter at Butcher & Singer

The beautiful beastly $100 raw bar platter from Butcher & Singer is worth every damn penny. But, it's surely something for the expense account people, so go with someone rich.

$100 Cheesesteak at Barclay Prime

The $100 Cheesesteak is a stunt food, but it's been re-imagined and is now pretty balanced. Still comes with real-deal champagne, too.

The Wagyu Longbone at Del Frisco's

Del Frisco's is one of the only spots in town to offer a big ol' slab of Wagyu and it'll run you $89 for 32 ounces of amazing. It's definitely meat worth breaking the banks for.

Brunch at LaCroix

The legendary brunch at Lacroix is still going strong, and still damn pricey at $59. It's a splurge for the occasion crowd, or just another Sunday morning for the Whales.

Filet Oscar at The Prime Rib

The classic dish is surprisingly available only at a few places, and The Prime Rib does it best. $53 gets you filet mignon topped with jumbo lump crab, asparagus, and béarnaise sauce. Definite whale food.

The Crabcake Sandwich at The Fountain

There shouldn't be a $37 open face crabcake sandwich, but there is. And it attracts those looking to spend lots of coin. Luckily there's lots of meat and not much filler.

Whole Amish Chicken at Vernick

Even whales like to eat chicken now and again, and where else would they get it but Vernick, who cooks it whole in a wood-fired oven. It'll set you back $45. Yes, a chicken for $45.

Kobe Beef Rice Bowl at Morimoto

Sure the pricey Omakase is the main attraction, but if you're dining a la carte at Morimoto, the kobe beef rice bowl (Ishi Yaki Bop) will add $42 to your tab. That's expensive rice.

Whiskey King at Village Whiskey

If you're looking for an over-the-top burger, the Whiskey King still lives on at Village Whiskey. For $26, you'll get foie gras on your beef bomb with maplewood bacon. And when there are white truffles around, you can add 'em for an additional $18, totaling $44 for a burger.

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