The Top 100 Highest Grossing Restaurants In America

By on March 6, 2015 in ArticlesEntertainment

A few weeks ago, we posted a list of the highest grossing nightclubs in America that elicited a lot of emotions. Some people will never understand how anyone could possibly justify spending hundreds of dollars on a bottle of alcohol that typically retails for around $40. On the other hand, many of us look back on times where we had bottle service as some of the the best nights of our lives. Different strokes for different folks. But regardless of where you land on the bottle service debate, I bet most of us can agree that nothing beats going out for an awesome fancy dinner at your favorite restaurant. Steak, mashed potatoes, Caesar salads made at the table, bottles of wine, oyster appetizers, decadent chocolate desserts…that's my idea of an amazing way to spend a Saturday.

That got us thinking. We know which nightclubs are the highest grossing in America and the insane amounts of money they each make…So what are the highest grossing restaurants? Are they all fancy steak houses in Vegas or New York? Impossible to get into sushi joints in Malibu??? Let's find out!

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Tao Asian Bistro – Las Vegas

Below is a list of the 100 highest grossing independent restaurants in America, according to the food industry intelligence service, RestaurantBusinessOnline.com. FYI, 27 of the top 100 are in New York City. 20 of the top 100 are in Las Vegas. Four are in San Francisco. Seven are in Chicago. Three are in Washington DC. Two are in Miami. Numbers reflect estimated annual revenue…

  • #1: Tao Asian Bistro – Las Vegas $64,600,000
  • #2: Joe's Stone Crab – Miami Beach $35,324,729
  • #3: Old Ebbitt Grill – Washington $26,687,861
  • #4: Smith & Wollensky – New York City $25,470,115
  • #5: Lavo Italian Restaurant – Las Vegas $24,000,000
  • #6: Prime 112 – Miami Beach $23,345,678
  • #7: Tao New York – New York City $22,770,515
  • #8: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – Chicago $22,397,732
  • #9: Buddakan – New York City $21,500,000
  • #10: Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Chicago $21,000,000
  • #11: Fulton's Crab House – Lake Buena Vista $20,500,000
  • #12: Joe's Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab – Las Vegas $20,100,000
  • #13: Carnevino – Las Vegas$19,000,000
  • #14: SW Steakhouse – Las Vegas $18,600,000
  • #15: The Hamilton – Washington $17,855,655
  • #16: Sparks Steak House – New York City $17,600,000
  • #17: Prime Steakhouse – Las Vegas $17,300,000
  • #18: Bob Chinn's Crab House – Wheeling $17,208,566
  • #19: '21' – New York City – $17,119,818
  • #20: Mon Ami Gabi – Las Vegas $17,000,000
  • #21: Del Posto – New York City $16,500,001
  • #22: The Slanted Door – San Francisco $16,500,000
  • #23: Balthazar – New York City $16,200,001
  • #24: Grand Central Oyster Bar – New York City $16,150,000
  • #25: St. Elmo Steak House – Indianapolis $16,149,562
  • #26: Guy's American Kitchen & Bar – New York City $16,000,000
  • #27: Top of the World – Las Vegas $15,900,000
  • #28: Wolfgang Puck Grand Café – Lake Buena Vista $15,800,000
  • #29: Quality Meats – New York City $15,782,812
  • #30: Abe & Louie's – Boston $15,600,000
  • #31: Hugo's Frog Bar & Fish House – Chicago $15,485,723
  • #32: Scoma's – San Francisco $15,350,370
  • #33: Chops Lobster Bar – Atlanta $15,000,001
  • #34: Sequoia – Washington $15,000,000
  • #35: SkyCity at the Needle – Seattle $14,900,000
  • #36: Angus Barn – Raleigh $14,850,000
  • #37: Gladstones – Pacific Palisades $14,800,002
  • #38: The Manor – West Orange $14,800,001
  • #39: Spice Market – New York City $14,800,000
  • #40: Junior's (Brooklyn) – New York City $14,500,000
  • #41: The Lobster House – Cape May $14,500,000
  • #42: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – Rosemont $14,420,693
  • #43: Blue Fin – New York City $14,400,000
  • #44: The Sea Grill – New York City $14,100,000
  • #45: Coffee Shop – New York City $13,800,000
  • #46: The Four Seasons – New York City $13,800,000
  • #47: Harry Caray's Italian Steakhouse – Chicago $13,800,000
  • #48: The Milleridge Inn – Jericho $13,800,000
  • #49: Virgil's Real Barbecue – New York City $13,600,000
  • #50: Zehnder's of Frankenmuth – Frankenmuth $13,546,914
  • #51: Harris Ranch Inn & Restaurant – Coalinga $13,360,934
  • #52: The Bazaar by José Andrés – Beverly Hills $13,300,001
  • #53: Delmonico Steakhouse – Las Vegas $13,300,000
  • #54: Portland City Grill – Portland $13,297,831
  • #55: Rock Center Café – New York City $13,250,000
  • #56: N9NE Steakhouse – Las Vegas $13,200,000
  • #57: Gibsons Bar & Steakhouse – Oak Brook $13,137,712
  • #58: Shaw's Crab House – Chicago $13,100,000
  • #59: Quartino Ristorante & Wine Bar – Chicago $13,000,495
  • #60: Blue Water Grill – New York City $12,950,000
  • #61: Atlanta Fish Market – Atlanta $12,900,000
  • #62: Mike's "American" – Springfield $12,880,000
  • #63: Boulevard – San Francisco $12,800,000
  • #64: Cafe Fiorello – New York City $12,700,000
  • #65: George's at the Cove – La Jolla $12,600,000
  • #66: Craftsteak – Las Vegas $12,600,000
  • #67: Junior's (Times Square) – New York City $12,500,000
  • #68: Keens Steakhouse – New York City $12,400,000
  • #69: Jean-Georges Steakhouse – Las Vegas $12,100,001
  • #70: Parc – Philadelphia $11,900,000
  • #71: Tower Oaks Lodge – Rockville $11,800,002
  • #72: Daniel – New York City $11,800,001
  • #73: Bryant Park Grill – New York City $11,800,000
  • #74: Mesa Grill – Las Vegas $11,800,000
  • #75: Cliff House – San Francisco $11,700,000
  • #76: Fix – Las Vegas $11,680,000
  • #77: Trattoria Dell'Arte – New York City $11,650,000
  • #78: Bartolotta Ristorante Di Mare – Las Vegas $11,600,001
  • #79: StripSteak – Las Vegas $11,600,000
  • #80: Emeril's Orlando – Orlando $11,300,000
  • #81: Gotham Bar and Grill – New York City $11,200,002
  • #82: Jackson's Mighty Fine Food & Lucky Lounge – Reston $11,200,001
  • #83: Harley-Davidson Café – Las Vegas $11,200,000
  • #84: Frankenmuth Bavarian Inn – Frankenmuth $11,199,229
  • #85: Kowloon – Saugus $11,100,000
  • #86: Daniel's Broiler – Bellevue $11,081,727
  • #87: Eiffel Tower Restaurant – Las Vegas $11,000,000
  • #88: Zeffirino – Las Vegas $10,900,001
  • #89: Aureole – Las Vegas $10,900,000
  • #90: California Grill – Lake Buena Vista $10,800,000
  • #91: Maloney & Porcelli – New York City $10,727,779
  • #92: Buddakan – Philadelphia $10,700,001
  • #93: Redeye Grill – New York City $10,700,000
  • #94: Coastal Flats – Fairfax $10,560,000
  • #95: Greek Islands – Chicago $10,500,000
  • #96: Morimoto – New York City $10,500,000
  • #97: The Continental Mid-town – Philadelphia $10,300,001
  • #98: Willow Creek Farm – Broadlands $10,220,570
  • #99: Salty's on Alki Beach – Seattle $10,200,000
  • #100: Sweetwater Tavern – Falls Church $9,890,000

Have you been to any of these restaurants? How was your experience? Worth checking out? Let us know in the comments!

Articles Written by Brian Warner
Prior to launching Celebrity Net Worth, Brian spent seven years as the Managing Editor of one of the largest entertainment portals on the internet. Before that, Brian attended Georgetown University where he double majored in finance and marketing. A native of Northern California, Brian currently resides in Los Angeles. Follow him on Google+.
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