$48.56: What Can You Get For NYC's Average Meal Cost?
By James Mulcahy
October 2, 2013
Photo by: Clay Williams
$48.56. That’s the average price that New York surveyors report spending on dinner in the Big Apple, per person. That’s $8.03 more than the national average of $40.53 - and with New Yorkers going out for an average of 2.7 dinners a week, that adds up to about $131 per week and over $500 per month.
So, what are city diners getting for all of this money? We headed to some of the city’s best restaurants and tried to stretch our cash out to get the most bang for our buck (sometimes going over - but are you really going to say no to Casa Mono’s tomato bread?). Check out a chronicle of the meals below and save up - while dining in this town might not be cheap, spending your $48.56 at these top-rated spots is well worth it.