Really Expensive Burgers

The last time I was at Feenie’s I had the Feenie Burger. This is a 100% Certified Angus beef burger, served medium with sautéed mushrooms, cheese, bacon and house cut fries. At $14.00, the burger is expensive but not outrageous. However, you can order the burger stuffed with Sautéed Foie Gras and Braised Short Ribs, plus Poutine. That increases the price of $49.00, for a hamburger! Mind you, it is one great tasting burger.

I was telling my friend Tyler about the Feenie Burger and he said the next time I’m in Florida, he’ll take me to The Old Homestead Steakhouse at the Boca Raton Resort and Club, where I will be able to try out this $100 hamburger.

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Called “the most decadent burger in the world”, it’s made from two 10-oz patties of Kobe beef, with a dollop of herb butter in-between, and kicked up with lobster mushrooms and micro greens. The burger is served on a Parmesan twist roll. The bill for one burger comes to $124.50 with tax and 18 percent tip. The restaurant will donate $10 from each sale to the Make-A-Wish Foundation. I can’t wait to try it.

I found out that Old Homestead Steakhouse is not the only place where you can get a $100+ burger. DB Bistro Mederne in Manhattan serves a burger that can cost up to $120. The burger starts at $29 – a patty stuffed with black truffles, Foie Gras, and beef short rib meat that has been marinated in red wine for 18 hours.

The Royale burger, introduced three years ago, includes seven additional grams of sliced black truffles and increases the price to $70. If that’s not enough, the Super Royale offers 15 grams of truffles and brings the cost of the burger up to $120. It will be interesting to compare the Royale Burger to the Feenie Burger, since they’re made the same way (except for the tuffles).

What’s the most expensive burger you ever had?


35 thoughts on “Really Expensive Burgers”

  1. smtkr says:

    Fools and their money are soon parted

  2. Ian says:

    I stayed at the Boca Raton once, but never knew they had that there! Sounds to me like a recipe for clogged arteries 🙂

  3. Gdog says:

    I’ve had the Feenie burger and it was awesome. The service sucked though. No trays to carry drinks? Come on!

  4. Wes Novack says:

    Sorry John, no digg on this one from me. I am vegetarian. This grosses me out. 😉

  5. derrich says:

    I’m starving. That burger looks good.

  6. Nomar says:

    i only eat burgers at the Mc Donalds or Burger King 🙂

    they are 1 or 2 euros, depends on actions !!

  7. The only burger that i can recall that we’re rather costy (compared to McDonalds) was on Hard Rock Cafe in Paris last week. Not more than 10-20 euro though.

  8. Minny says:

    As I mentioned back in June…..

    http://goofjuice.blogspot.com/2006/06/100-burger.html

    I’d rather have 50 cheeseburgers than that $100 resort burger even if it does contain top quality beef from 3 nations!

  9. wow…I think I topped out at $34 for a burger once here in DC. I must say, it was damn good, one might even say $34 good.

  10. ddy says:

    If you ever go to Vegas check out the Burger Bar at Mandalay Bay.. Kobe beef burger with foie gras and shaved truffles, it’s 60 bucks, but one of the best burgers I’ve ever had.

  11. siong1987 says:

    I will try this burget if I afford to buy it.

  12. QUAD STACKER is all i gota say!

    MEAT… AND CHEESE!

    love you, king

  13. Dennis says:

    I used to had a huge beruger serve nearby Ottawa, Canada. It’s a place called “The Blue Cactus” where you can get a burger made of three 10oz sliced of beef, plus all usuall stuffing. Not really a good quality, but it was about 30,00$, and if you eat -it-all, hey, you got a t-shirt plus your picture on the celebrity wall!

  14. Ben says:

    “Sorry John, no digg on this one from me. I am vegetarian. This grosses me out.”

    I sincerely hope you’re joking. GROSSES you out?? Not that I don’t agree with vegetarianism, which I don’t, but, I’m sorry to say, meat is by no means gross. There are people in this world who would give anything for just half of a hamburger. You even seem to take on a jocular attitude about it, akin to a toddler saying “EWWWW, BROCCOLI”

    Then again, I guess it is your opinion, and you are entitled to that as silly as it is.

  15. John Tesh says:

    They had a place called Michael’s in New Orleans that had $100 burgers. It is no more. I think the floodwater washed away anyone’s desire to buy such a burger.

  16. Kobi says:

    I can afford it, but is it kobi?

  17. paulj says:

    Why not just donate $124 to the make a Wish Foundation, you’d probably feel better about yourself.

  18. Rekrapt says:

    10 bucks to Make a Wish? Why don’t you give Make a Wish 100 bucks and use the tax and tip leftovers to go to the grocery store, but some decent hamburger and grill your own freaking burger.

    $100 hamburger? That is an excellent example of capitalism’s worst offerings.

  19. Thater says:

    There’s an Irish pub and restaurant in Pensacola, Florida called McGuire’s that sells a $100 burger called The Grand. It’s made from “custom ground” fillet mignon with a side of caviar and chopped red onions and a bottle of Quintessa 1995 Cabernet.

  20. Jumanous says:

    “smtkr
    Fools and their money are soon parted ”

    Oh so very true.

    I don’t eat meat or dairy, so it’s rather sickening to look at that picture!! They really should be donating $50 of the burgers value to the hospital that you will be spending the last 3 years of your short ass heart disease and cancer ridden life in.

  21. Adam says:

    There is a place in my hometown that has a $100 burger.

    “THE GRAND BURGER – Sure and it’s Grand. Made with one of our Choice Filet Mignons, custom ground and then Char Grilled, served with a side order of Caviar and chopped Red Onions, and a bottle of 1995 Quintessa Cabernet, (Rated 92 by W.S.) which has strong flavors of Currant, Plum, and hints of Anise and Oak on the finish. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .$100.00”

    You can see the menu here..
    http://www.mcguiresirishpub.com/images/l_menu_pg5.gif

  22. I’ve never really spent more than $8-9 for a burger. One of the better ones that I have had is at a place in Chicago called Blackies.

    These burgers do sound pretty good though. I love the pictures you get in restaurants but have to wonder how many puzzled looks you get when photographing your meails. 🙂

  23. JC says:

    What a horrible waste of perfectly good Kobe beef, which should be eaten as rare as possible.

    And 20oz. of meat?! That’s excessive. I hope that $10 to Make-A-Wish grants wishes to kids dying of obesity.

  24. oshkoshjohn says:

    A couple of hours ago I enjoyed two double cheeseburgers, medium fries, and a medium Coke for $5.49! I think I understand why people don’t like Americans.

  25. Justin says:

    I had a bison burger that was about $25. I think that was the most expensive I’ve had

  26. Ian says:

    Frontpage digg on an article about burgers? Gotta hand it to ya John, you’ve got the digg knack 🙂

  27. This is just stupid. You obviously have more money than you know what to do with, and that makes me very sad for you. What a waste.

  28. DAVE says:

    Wait a minute… there’s poutine in the US?

  29. Wes Novack says:

    Yes Ben, as “crazy” as it may sound to you… I would describe a dead animal on a plate as gross or disgusting. If the burger was actually made out of human meat, I assume that you would change your opinion.

  30. Jeff says:

    $8. The Tin Shed in Portland has a great bleu cheese and bacon cheeseburger. Add an IPA to your meal and you’re in glutton heaven 🙂

  31. Dude says:

    €9,45 for a supersized Triple Whopper Meal. Damn nasty, i’m tellin y’all.

  32. Gaspar says:

    If you eat one of those regularly, maybe you’ll die of a heart attack.

  33. John Chow says:

    Gaspar – I’m sure you’re dead early than normal if you eat that regularly.

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