Is Papi’s $1000 Steak Worth The Price Tag? 

You’ve heard of bottle service, but what about beef? 

Miami restaurant Papi Steak is going viral for their $1000 steak with a unique delivery method. The 55 oz wagyu tomahawk steak is brought to your table and presented in a golden suitcase with a neon “Papi Steak” logo shining inside. 

It’s delivered by a parade of employees with a good deal of fanfare, as they brand the raw steak in front of you in celebration. You can even choose the music they play during the experience! 

Since the steak is raw, it’s then returned to the kitchen to cook to your preferred temperature before you can dig in.

While you can order other impressive steaks off the menu, this one is appropriately named “The Beef Case”. 

The Beef Case is a reference to the movie Pulp Fiction, a nod to the mysterious briefcase that Jules and Vincent (played by Samuel L. Jackson and John Travolta, respectively) are trying to recover for their boss, gangster Marsellus Wallace. While the contents of that briefcase were never revealed, we doubt it was just a steak in there. 

Papi Steak, which is in the South Beach neighborhood of Miami, is known for its flashy displays of wealth. The restaurant is frequented by the rich and famous, like Drake and David Beckham. 

Now that The Beef Case has gone viral on TikTok, it’s even more coveted. While you don’t get to keep the Beef Case itself, it will certainly make a splash on your TikTok or Instagram page. 

There is a 10 Beef Case per day limit at the restaurant, so the experience remains limited.

Some commenters on TikTok have argued that $1000 for the Beef Case is overpriced, and that you’re paying for the show more than for the steak itself. 

That may be the case. While wagyu steak is the most expensive type of steak, there are different grades and prices for wagyu beef.

At its most expensive, a good wagyu steak can cost as much as $200 per pound. It’s one of the most expensive foods in the world.

While the steak itself doesn’t cost $1000, the Beef Case is an undeniably unique experience.

Would you splurge on a Beef Case if you could? Tell us in the comments!

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Written by Brian Nagele

Brian attended West Virginia University, then started his career in the IT industry before following his passion for marketing and hospitality. He has over 20 years experience in the restaurant and bar industry.

As a former restaurant owner, he knows about running a food business and loves to eat and enjoy cocktails on a regular basis. He constantly travels to new cities tasting and reviewing the most popular spots.

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