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Dec 10, 2009 02:58 AM

What's the most expensive sandwich in DC?

With tax and tip, the corned beef sandwich at Central is $20. I think Ray's has a fois gras burger around the same amount. What's the most a restaurant is charging for something stuffed between two pieces of bread? Would you be willing to pay for it?

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  1. $20 incl. tax and tip is what, $15 or $16 depending on your tip? I don't begrudge that to a very nice restaurant with huge overhead and good food, but maybe that means I'm too lucky or something.

    Anyway, I have never been to BLT Steak, but googled it upon seeing your question, and they'll sell you a steak/foie sandwich for $28, and no sammich is below $16. Warning - the web site plays music that won't turn off. Lunch menu at

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    1. re: sheldman

      Wasn't there a place in DC offering a kobe hotdog that was really expensive?

      At some point, there was some ridiculous "race" to see who could have the most expensive burger. I believe some place in NYC won, but only because they threw in some $1,000-plus bottle of Dom Perignon.

      I wonder if anything in DC is equally ostentatous when it comes to sandwiches.

      1. re: monkeyrotica

        M-Dawg in Adams Morgan had a 20 dollar Kobe Dawg.

        In unrelated news, M-Dawg has been closed for at least a year.

        1. re: WestIndianArchie

          Their mistake was not offering a $1.5 million hotdog made with powdered platinum, diamond sprinkles, and unicorn horn. They only had to sell one.

    2. My vote for worst high priced sandwich is the $18 burger (no foie gras) +$3 bacon + $3 truffle frites. $24+ tax tip ? from Poste at the Hotel Monaco.

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      1. re: Trip Klaus

        There was a big fuss when Marvin started offering a $15 burger. Seems quaintly affordable now.

      2. I think BLT wins, I was going to guess The Ritz or the Four Seasons, but I don't think theirs are $28.

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        1. re: ktmoomau

          Lobster burger at Central $32? If any sandwich can be worth that (and I think the answer is yes, again assuming that the eater is a very lucky prosperous person), this is.

          1. re: sheldman

            Agree. Love that Lobster Burger...

            1. re: jeb

              I forgot about that and it probably is my favorite sandwich in DC when I feel like a splurge.