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Whale Watching: 15 Places to Spot Big Spenders

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The star athlete. The expense-account businesswoman. The politician, the movie star, the kid who invented some internet thing. They all have one thing in common: cash money. And so, in honor of Whale Week, here's a mapped guide to where they like to drop the big bucks on luxurious food and drink here in town. Feel like rubbing elbows with the haves? Head to one of these fifteen venues, mapped out for your whale watching pleasure below. Was your favorite spot to see those who want to be seen not listed? Weigh in via the comments, or drop suggestions and personal tales of excessive to the tipline.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.
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Craigie on Main

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Clio and Uni

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L'Espalier

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Mistral

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Smith & Wollensky (Back Bay)

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It's a known fact that whales are naturally drawn towards steakhouses located in castles.

The Bristol Lounge

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The only Jean-Georges venue in town is bound to draw big wallets, and the fact that it's in the swank W Hotel doesn't hurt, either.

Artisan Bistro

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The name helps Ritz guests feel like they're earning some cred by eating in a barn, but without having to sacrifice luxuries like grilled oysters and lobster tacos. At least they don't have to pronounce "Aujourd’hui" anymore.

The Reserve

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Believe it or not, some hotels don't have champagne lounges in the lobby. The Langham isn't one of them.

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Empire Restaurant & Lounge

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Del Frisco's

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Legal Harborside

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Noir

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Craigie on Main

[Photo: Cal Bingham]

Clio and Uni

[Photo: Facebook]

L'Espalier

[Photo: Cal Bingham]

Mistral

[Photo: Cal Bingham]

Smith & Wollensky (Back Bay)

It's a known fact that whales are naturally drawn towards steakhouses located in castles.

The Bristol Lounge

[Photo:Facebook]

Market

The only Jean-Georges venue in town is bound to draw big wallets, and the fact that it's in the swank W Hotel doesn't hurt, either.

Artisan Bistro

The name helps Ritz guests feel like they're earning some cred by eating in a barn, but without having to sacrifice luxuries like grilled oysters and lobster tacos. At least they don't have to pronounce "Aujourd’hui" anymore.

The Reserve

Believe it or not, some hotels don't have champagne lounges in the lobby. The Langham isn't one of them.

O Ya

[Photo: Cal Bingham]

Menton

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Empire Restaurant & Lounge

[Photo: Cal Bingham]