For many people, expense meals are a special-occasion thing. Steak, seafood and other fancy fare can cost more than $150 -- on the low end even.
ThisWeek staffers answer the question: What’s the most expensive meal you’ve eaten, and was it worth the money?
Sarah Sole: Probably $60 and probably not.
Lisa Proctor: I don't remember the exact cost, but it was lobster ravioli in Boston. And yes, it was one of the best meals I've ever had.
Abby Armbruster: A few years ago, my husband and I went to a high-rise restaurant in Louisville that slowly spins so you can see the entire city skyline. The meal was very expensive but totally worth it. From the delicious dishes to the great view to a pianist playing during the meal, it was worth every penny.
Neil Thompson: Some restaurants operate on a different plane, and I don't believe a dollar figure is an accurate judgment for a meal if you make memories with excellent company. My wife, Melissa, and I like to celebrate special occasions at the Refectory here in Columbus, and I have never been disappointed. I also have a weakness for Cincinnati-based Jeff Ruby’s Steakhouses, where you can find a fantastic collection of oysters and my favorite cut, a dry-aged bone-in rib eye that sells for $70. I don't indulge in either place frequently, but when I do, it's an experience worth every penny.
Dennis Laycock: More than $200 for a meal for two at one of the restaurants at Bellagio in Vegas, with no alcohol consumed. Definitely not worth it.
Andrew King: Probably a very expensive steak, which is always worth it.
Lee Cochran: It was $350 for two people. It was very good, but it's difficult to say you got your money's worth.
Nate Ellis: I don't get too fired up about extravagance. But I used to really enjoy Alana's in the University District and was happy to spend a little extra for a nice meal and wine there when it was still in business and it was a special occasion. Can't remember what I paid but my meal, wine and that of my dining partner's was probably around $175 to $200. I don't know. This question embarrasses me.
Scott Hummel: I've spent $60 for sirloin and lobster -- and oh, yeah.