by Kevin Allman
Keller's French Laundry ranked at the top of our list with an average check size of $957 per visit. Per Se had an average check size of $883 per visit. Rounding out the top five are the eponymous Michael Mina restaurant in San Francisco, Calif, which has an average check size of $844, and two Chicago restaurants: Chef Grant Achatz's Alinea, which has an average check size of $736 per visit, and the eponymous Charlie Trotter's, which has an average check size of $666 per visit.
Another reason to be thankful for living in New Orleans. Obviously po-boys and banh mi are a great bargain, but it turns out Emeril's Delmonico and Commander's Palace are as well.