Had a couple friends that ate at one of Thomas Keller's restaurants. They spent about $150 apiece then had to stop at McD's afterwards to fill up.
One of those guys was with me at a $250 per person wine dinner I had one of our vendors pay for. The wine was a 10-year flight of Caymus Special Select. Awesome. The host hosed the hotel we were at on the food budget and we ended up with a meal I was almost embarrassed at for the chef. If it were me, I would have took a loss on that dinner just to look good.