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The 7 Most Overpriced Dishes in Washington
There are some foods you expect to pay top dollar for—but corn flakes and baked potatoes are not among them.
$1,000 Ice-Cream Sundae
Serendipity 3 in Georgetown
The Golden Opulence sundae includes everything your average 15-year-old boy—the first DC recipient of the dessert—adores: edible gold leaf, fruit “caviar,”and a Baccarat crystal goblet.
BLT Steak in downtown DC
Just like some of the upper-upper class, the One-Percent burger is over-the-top rich with foie gras, braised short rib, and gold leaf.
$56 Lobster Tail
When it comes to the advertised “jumbo” portion, 15 ounces sounds a lot better than its equivalent, “less than a pound.”
$30 Half Roast Chicken with Potato Confit
Occidental Grill in downtown DC
Because a $60 whole chicken with potatoes would be outrageous.
$22 Vegetable Tempura
Buddha Bar in DC’s Penn Quarter
Think your extravagant array of bok choy, broccoli, and mushrooms needs more steamed white rice? That’ll be an extra $6.
$14 Baked Potato
Charlie Palmer Steak on Capitol Hill
Yes, truffle oil and bacon are involved, but trendiness is the costliest ingredient.
$12 Corn Flakes
Blue Duck Tavern in DC’s West End
This deal includes milk and a banana!
This article appears in the March 2012 issue of The Washingtonian.
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