Mario Batali ’s Del Posto could be the most expensive Italian restaurant in Manhattan, if not the U.S.
Del Posto, the priciest restaurant in the New York branch of chef Mario Batali’s empire, is boosting wages for some staff and prices on its high-end dinner menus.
Celebrity chef and restaurateur Mario Batali today agreed with his partners to pay $1.15 million to 31 workers at Del Posto, settling a 2010 labor dispute at his most expensive New York restaurant.
Hankering for a taste of 1979 Il Colle Brunello di Montalcino with your dry-aged steak? At New York’s Del Posto restaurant, a three-ounce pour is $169, six ounces, $338.
Only a naif would figure the cost of a meal at one of New York’s top restaurants based on the menu price. That’s just a tease.
Mario Batali and Joe Bastianich’s Del Posto failed to win back its second Michelin star after removing a more affordably priced, casual section of the restaurant and instituting a $500 per person wine-paired tasting menu. Oops.
You waited weeks. You got a reservation at Le Bernardin, or Eleven Madison Park, or Minetta Tavern.
"Mr. Batali, Mr. Bastianich, and their restaurants unlawfully confiscated a portion of their workers' hard-earned tips in order to supplement their own profits."
- Del Posto on Mar 08, 2012