Want to eat at Next, the highly anticipated new restaurant from top Chicago chef Grant Achatz? Then expect to pay quite a bit for the experience. Unless you can snag your own ticket (which isn't cheap at $85 per person), a ticket bought on Craigslist or eBay will set you back $500 to $3,000, Slashfood notes. The difference in prices for the scalped tickets can be explained by what options they include, the Huffington Post reports: Some include wine pairings, while the most expensive are at the chef's table. Eater notes that the average ticket price seems to be around $1,000 for a two-person table.
Co-owner Nick Kokonas tells the AV Club the restaurant doesn't encourage scalping and adds, "I wish I could stop it but we cannot legally do so any more than the Cubs."