Eight of the Most Expensive Restaurant Dishes in Houston

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Photo courtesy The French Laundry
This photo is from The French Laundry because I can't actually afford to order the foie at Provisions.
Provisions
I'm borderline obsessed with foie gras, but I doubt even my ability to vanquish the $125 whole roasted lobe of foie gras at Provisions. It's an entire goose liver served with bread and "accompaniments." I've never ordered this, and I can't find a photo online, but I'm told the accompaniments change depending on what's in the kitchen. If you need an idea of the size, just do an image search for "whole foie gras." You won't be disappointed.

Tony's
Like Wagyu, Mishima beef has excellent marbling, which makes it highly sought after. At Tony's a Mishima filet of what the menu describes as "The Finest of American Beef" costs $125. Tony's also has truffles seasonally, and prices vary, but you can expect to pay quite a bit for the truffles, which Tony himself ensures are the best in town, either in pasta or a soufflé. For a real monetary setback, check out the wine list, which features bottles in the five-figure range.

Vic & Anthony's
The caviar service at Vic & Anthony's is swoon-worthy. Few restaurants still do a traditional caviar service with grated hard-boiled eggs, minced capers, red onions and sour cream, but this steakhouse does, and it does it right. The particular variety of caviar changed based on availability, but it will generally set you back $260.

60 Degrees Mastercrafted
What's better than a $10 burger? How 'bout a $200 burger topped with chopped ribeye steak, shaved white truffles and seared foie gras (among other accoutrements). The Bistro Burger at 60 Degrees Mastercrafted is a sight to behold, the tower of meat stacked high and the bun glistening from gold leaf spread across the top. Yes, that's right. Edible gold leaf. On your burger bun. Extravagant. Hell yes. Tasty? It's metal...so not really.

Location Info

60 Degrees Mastercrafted

2300 Westheimer Road, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Da Marco

1520 Westheimer Rd., Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Del Frisco's Double Eagle Steakhouse

5061 Westheimer, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Fung's Kitchen

7320 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Killen's Steakhouse

2804 S. Main, Pearland, TX

Category: Restaurant

Provisions

807 Taft, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

Vic & Anthony's Steakhouse

1510 Texas St., Houston, TX

Category: Music


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16 comments
Nichole Forcum
Nichole Forcum

Marvin Forcum I saw this and thought of the $80 steak you had at Tango and Malbec. ;)

Matt Hackworth
Matt Hackworth

Want some free publicity? Put a $200 burger on your menu that nobody will ever order.

TimMoothy Cow
TimMoothy Cow

Yummy Da Marco' truffles! My brother use to work for Fung's Kitchen. Very good Chinese food

Prentiss Roden
Prentiss Roden

Very interesting. We need to hit a couple TimMoothy

gossamersixteen
gossamersixteen topcommenter

Sans the gold leaf, that sandwich looks exactly like Arby's new brisket sandwich which if memory serves is a whopping $5.  Anyone who eats bird's nest soup is a callous thoughtless jerk, it's easily as bad or worse than shark's fin soup completely inhumane.

yourdad
yourdad

30+ years ago I used to go to a restaurant in St. Louis that had all the Alaskan King Crab you could eat, plus full salad bar, for about $15. 

Those days are long gone. . .and so is the abundance of crab, apparently.

Snozzberries
Snozzberries

What kind of a dipshit eats gold leaf? "Check it, dawg! It makes my dooky sparkle!"

paval
paval topcommenter

As this is an open race, meaning the dishes can get more expensive without problems, I expect these prices to be laughable to the most expensive dishes in Houston in a year or two. The more riches flow into Houstonians pockets the more extravagant dishes will pop up. 

I anticipate one like this:

- Marky's Beluga (farm raised) caviar served on a service with a wooden spoon enrobed in edible gold leaves. Cost point at least 1000 USD for two

- Foie gras from the last happy duck (if one is found) for 700 USD

- A vegetable frittata made with the veggies Michelle Obama planted in the White House, once the Obamas vacate the building and the new renter orders all that green stuff to be taken out. 250 USD



Dana Coleman
Dana Coleman

Is that gold leaf on top of a hamburger? Gross!

Bruce_Are
Bruce_Are topcommenter

Once you try gold leaf on your burger you'll never eat another burger without it. I put gold leaf on sloppy joes and hot dogs too. It makes things taste more expensive.

nate
nate

Houston was definitely NOT founded as an oil town.  Houston was founded in 1836, and Spindletop (first major Texas oil discovery) was in 1901.  Railroads and cotton were major economic drivers in the first 65 years of Houston.


Really, Houston didnt take off as a major city/hub of oil industry until post WWII.  And you can thank air coniditioning for that.

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