Is it just me, or is the cost of food just getting a little too high? Dont get me wrong, good food comes at a cost, but just seems like trying to have a meal at the likes of Republique, Otium, Ink, Bestia, etc will cost an arm and a leg and could only be enjoyed a few times a year for someone with regular middle income…
is it just LA or is this the norm across the country? $15-25 appetizers/small plates and $30-40 main dishes…
let’s not forget the $12-15 cocktails
and of course the already heavily discussed healthcare surcharge.
I only bring this up after a recent meal at Republique. 2 small plates, 2 pastas, bread and a dessert. 2 cocktails and a cheap (haha) $60 bottle of wine and we were in for $275 with tax, tip, healthcare.
yes the food and service was good. but just wondering how everyone feels about today’s LA restaurant pricing.
or am I totally off and these examples considered “high end” and should be expected to be enjoyed a few times a year for the average person? or am I just ordering too damn much?? haha