Must be very popular and they figure they can make more profit by charging more. Just like with cruises, it's all about supply and demand; if the demand is great, they're going to raise the rates. But right off the top of my head, I can't think of another specialty restaurant that charges that much, so it'll be interesting to see how this plays out.
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