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From glass-enclosed underwater establishments serving reef fish caviar to $600-a-head Japanese tasting menus, these are the most expensive restaurants in the world. Your tastebuds—and your check book—won't ever forget it.

  • 1. SubliMotion, Ibiza, Spain

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    Prepare to pick your jaw up off the floor: The 12-seat restaurant at the newest Hard Rock Hotel property, opening May 18, will charge a whopping $2,078 (€1,506) a head for its 20-course dinner. Michelin-starred chef Paco Roncero hasn't revealed his menu yet, but we hear that the ultra-sensory experience will marry food, art, and technology. Our curiosity is piqued, but it's tough not to question whether or not the reality will live up to the four-digit price tag.

  • 2. Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester, London

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    Currently led by executive chef Jocelyn Herland, the contemporary French restaurant commands a sizeable fee thanks to its founders and Michelin three-star rating. A seven-course seasonal tasting menu, which currently includes seared duck foie gras paired with fresh herb pasta and morels, runs about $301 (£180) per person for dinner—and that’s on the low end, sans wine pairings.

  • 3. Ithaa Undersea Restaurant, Maldives

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    Situated more than 16 feet below sea level in the Indian Ocean, this glass-enclosed spot cost about $5 million USD to construct. Patrons can scope 180-degree views of coral reefs and a wide variety of fish, as well as manta rays, sharks, and other aquatic inhabitants.

  • 4. Restaurant Le Meurice, Paris

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    Another of Alain Ducasse’s properties, this Versailles-inspired dining room oozes opulence, from the antique mirrors and crystal chandeliers to the five-course Collection menu. For $524 (€380), you’ll taste three specialties (perhaps the truffled guinea fowl pie or veal sweetbreads with salsify), plus a selection of cheeses and desserts.

  • 5. Maison Pic, Drôme, France

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    Chef Anne-Sophie Pic holds the distinction of being one of six female chefs in the world to run a Michelin three-star kitchen, and her inventive nine-course $442 (€320) Menu Essential proves why. One bite in the culinary journey might encompass savory bon-bons filled with lightly smoked, spice-infused watercress consommé, while the next might feature young Drome goat marinated in aromatic herbs and Chartreuse.

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