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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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. "River Beluga" Caviar at Barclay Prime

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237 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-7564
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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.

2. Raw Bar Platter at Butcher & Singer

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1500 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 732-4444
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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.

3. $100 Cheesesteak at Barclay Prime

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237 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 732-7564
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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.

4. The Wagyu Longbone at Del Frisco's

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1426 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 246-0533
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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.

5. Brunch at LaCroix

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210 W Rittenhouse Sq.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 790-2533
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.

6. Filet Oscar at The Prime Rib

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1701 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 772-1701
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.

7. The Crabcake Sandwich at The Fountain

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One Logan Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 963-1500
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.

8. Whole Amish Chicken at Vernick

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2031 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 639-6644
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.

9. Kobe Beef Rice Bowl at Morimoto

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723 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106
(215) 413-9070
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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.

10. Whiskey King at Village Whiskey

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118 S 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 665-1088
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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1. "River Beluga" Caviar at Barclay Prime

237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
237 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

2. Raw Bar Platter at Butcher & Singer

1500 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.
1500 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

3. $100 Cheesesteak at Barclay Prime

237 S 18th St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
237 S 18th St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

4. The Wagyu Longbone at Del Frisco's

1426 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102
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.
1426 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

5. Brunch at LaCroix

210 W Rittenhouse Sq., Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
210 W Rittenhouse Sq.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

6. Filet Oscar at The Prime Rib

1701 Locust St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
1701 Locust St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

7. The Crabcake Sandwich at The Fountain

One Logan Sq, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
One Logan Sq
Philadelphia, PA 19103

8. Whole Amish Chicken at Vernick

2031 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
2031 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19103

9. Kobe Beef Rice Bowl at Morimoto

723 Chestnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19106
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.
723 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19106

10. Whiskey King at Village Whiskey

118 S 20th St., Philadelphia, PA 19103
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.
118 S 20th St.
Philadelphia, PA 19103

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