Restaurant business meant big money and I said it so because it is also selling their services on top of the delicacies and ambience environment. Perhaps, you would agree with me that drinks are their most profitable products. Look at their costing and what's on the menu. Huge differences that all of us would have noticed.
The question is does paying more meant better food and better service or just the better ambiance? I am sure all of us went to a fancy restaurant, the food might just taste so-so, the wait is too long with the waiter never got back with your request. Usually happened in AYCE (All You Can Eat places) that I went with my friends in Vancouver. Price just doesn't seem to fit the quality but it does fit the whole concept of eating out at a reputable restaurant.
It isn't hard to
Quality meal is what I am looking for- doesn't have to be a reputable restaurant (although I don't mind going sometimes with guest), tasty, nutritious and wholesome food and a great ambiance that brings out the atmosphere. Reputation can get people to try it but doesn't always bring people back for more. I wonder what you are thinking about quality meal especially when you eat out.