There are few pleasures in life quite like sitting down to a fabulous meal. Those with children know all too well how challenging a relaxing meal with a young family can be. Even a trip to a local diner can quickly devolve into a stressful ordeal. As you can imagine this makes fine dining for parents of young children a rare and special treat.
If you're looking for a decadent meal while you leave the little ones behind you may want to check out one of these 10 eateries. They may serve kid-friendly fare but the price tags here are not child's play.
10 Victoria & Albert’s
Disney World is one of the most family-friendly vacation destinations in most people’s minds. The Disney brand is beloved by children around the world and the park welcomes throngs of tiny visitors every day. Disney parks are known for having some pretty impressive restaurants.
You can find world-class cuisine to fit any pallet. Disney World is home to Victoria & Albert’s, a 5 diamond restaurant that’s sure to impress. WIth a cocktail dress code and a price range around $250 a plate, this is not the place to push a stroller into after a long day at waiting in lines.
Kids and cookies go together like milk and, well, cookies. For jet setters with hungry toddlers in tow, you may want to steer clear of this high-end bakery in Tokyo. Artists at Antolpo create edible masterpieces with intricate detail. They begin with a delicious, artisan shortbread cookie as a canvas for icing.
The cookies range in complexity from the simple to the breathtaking. They’re famous for their giant rooster with individual feathers and a dragon that looks more like a painting than food Larger cookies at Antolpo can run upwards of $90. It’s not a bakery for the average preschooler.
8 Industry Kitchen
Pizza is a staple of most kids’ diets. You’d be hard-pressed to find a family that doesn't give in to the occasional pizza night. If you’re looking for the perfect slice to share with your family you should skip Industry Kitchen in New York City.
Their menu is graced with an elegant and indulgent creation that puts a new spin on pizza. The black crust is colored with squid ink. It’s then spread with foie gras, imported stilton cheese, 24 karat gold and black truffles from France. This pie is then garnished with caviar from the Caspian Sea. This dish rings up to $2,000. That’s not including a tip for your driver.
Donuts make kids go nuts. From Boston cream to bear claws are all beloved by our kids. Combine the delicious sweetness of donuts with the savory crunch of fried chicken and you have a winning combination. Birdies in LA exclusively makes the two fried treats and they don’t hold back when it comes to decadence.
They offer a dark chocolate cake donut that’s filled with hazelnut spread and homemade strawberry jam. The confectionary masterpiece is then topped with a champagne glaze and gilded with actual gold. This isn’t your average Krispy Kreme and will set you back a cool $100.
Food trucks are a safe bet for kid-friendly food. There’s always a fried option and there’s usually a novelty or two. If you’re in Wahington state with your little ones and you happen to see TokyoDog you might want to keep on driving.
They serve a time-tested kid favorite that will break any parent's bank. Their menu includes the world’s most expensive hot dog. The dog is served on a brioche bun and topped with truffles, Japanese mayo, wagyu beef, and caviar.
5 Botegga Louie
Los Angeles is brimming with luxurious eateries. For anyone looking to have an unforgettable flavor experience, it’s a great city to visit. If you have something to celebrate you may be thinking of a cake for your special occasion.
If your kids love funfetti cake you may want to order from somewhere other than Botegga Louie. The LA marketplace and restaurant create stunning custom cakes including a strawberry funfetti that could set you back more than $1200. Depending on your choice of filings and the complexity of your design cakes from Botegga Louie cost anywhere from $9 per person and up.
4 Le Burger Brassier
Las Vagas doesn’t top the charts of family-oriented destinations but there are plenty of kid-friendly attractions too. If you find yourself with hungry children in the city of sin Burger Brassier is not the place to stop for a quick bite.
They serve a hamburger called the “777”. This delicious meal starts with a patty of wagyu beef. The chef creates a surf and turf experience by topping the beef with a fresh Maine lobster tail. The burger is garnished with a triple cream brie, white truffle butter, aged cheddar, and more. If the burger wasn’t enough to make you feel spoiled it’s served with a bottle of Dom Perignon Rose. The price of the “777” is $777.
3 Serendipity 3
I scream, your kids scream, your wallet will scream about this ice cream. New York City’s Serendipity 3 is the home of an incredible sundae with a jaw-dropping price tag. For $1,000 you can have a once in a lifetime ice cream experience.
The Golden Opulence sundae starts out with a beautiful Baccarat crystal goblet. Tahitian vanilla ice cream is topped with real gold, almonds, the world’s rarest chocolate and sugar orchid which takes 8 hours to create. The cherry on top is the world’s only desert caviar with a refreshing mango flavor. The goblet is yours to keep if you splurge for this treat which must be ordered at least 48 hours in advance.
2 Barton G.
This high-end event planning company prides themselves on ushing the envelope. Each dish is designed to inspire and delight. We’re sure an elegant event planning company is the first place that springs to mind when you think of macaroni and cheese.
We suggest you leave the kids at home because this mac n cheese will set you back nearly $200. The dish serves 2-4. It begins with a 5 pound Maine lobster. The lobster is hollowed out after poaching so it can be stuffed to the claws with triple truffle macaroni and cheese and topped with brown butter bread crumbs.
1 Three Brothers Bakery
Perhaps the best part of any decadent meal out is an indulgent dessert. Three Brothers Bakery caught the eye of Country Living Magazine with their pecan pie. This brought attention to the family-owned business. The bakery decided to create something special to showcase their talents.
The Pumpecapple Piecake began as a joke but has quickly gathered a passionate fan base. This monument to sweets is a layered tower which contains 3 cakes and 3 pies. Diners will enjoy apple, pecan, and pumpkin pies a well as chocolate cake, apple spice cake, and pumpkin spice cake. This delicious treat costs $250 and weighs nearly 24 pounds.