San Francisco has usurped New York City as the most expensive city to live in, and it’s giving it a run for its money with expensive eats too. Saison requires diners to pay $888 per person before even stepping into the restaurant for a full weekend experience.
So here’s what Saison is doing here. The well-reviewed and appreciated restaurant, led by famous chef Joshua Skenes. is now removing the option of a la carte ordering and allowing only a prefixed menu option.
For diners wanting to just enjoy a standard dinner at Saison, a reservation costs $398 per person on the weekends and the intended diner making the reservation must leave a credit card which can be billed the full amount of the dinner if the reservation is cancelled or changed within a week before. The diner, according to the restaurant, can expect a “seafood driven” dinner that can allow for only minimal substitutions.
For diners wanting to try the $398 dinner with wine pairings, that will cost them $298 a person. The gratuity is an added $192, equaling the $888 per-person price we were talking about.
Thanks to being elevated to three Michelin stars in October, an honor only bestowed upon four Bay Area restaurants, Saison has had the ability to remove a la carte offerings and have its fixed priced, which it says gives diners the best possible experience of the restaurant.
Would you dine here? The full experience would cost you $1,792 to enjoy the 22-course-meal with the wine fixings for you and your plus one.