We understand when restaurants like Serendipity III rolls expensive fare like that $1,000 sundae or that $69 hot dog—the free publicity is just too good to pass up. And at least they put stuff like gold flakes and truffles in there to make you feel like you are some getting bang for your giant stack of bucks. But we have no clue how to explain how a restaurant can, with a straight face, charge $135 for a bowl of soup for two. That's the same cost as the priciest prix fixe in the city!

And yet the Midtown Greek Milos, Estiatorio—which Zagat rates as the best Greek restaurant in town—charges diners $135 for its "Lavraki and Petropsara Soup" for two which is described as a traditional fish soup from the island of Santorini. We called the restaurant to find out what in the world could be in there to warrant such a price, but were told to call back later. Meanwhile Bloomberg's Ryan Sutton, who alerted us to to the price in the first place, says that the dish "contains no saffron, caviar, foie gras, shares of LinkedIn, Kool-Aid points, or anything that could possibly justify the cost."

To be fair, everything at Milos is absurdly overpriced ($24.75 for a tomato salad? Fish dishes priced at $48 per pound?) but something about charging more for one big bowl of soup than a tasting menu dinner at Momofuku Ko just doesn't compute. Makes that $150 dollar beer seem like a steal.