I recently went to a function at The Blue Heron in Sunderland. As always, the food was just fine. It was served buffet style and everyone enjoyed the meal. BUT..when I saddled up to the bar to order a glass of wine (cash bar at this event) and ordered a glass of Cab I was charged $14. Not great Cab either, but just OK. It was Dynamite Cabernet from Lake County California. Go to the store its $13-15 RETAIL for the bottle (I'm sure much less wholesale to the restaurant). I can understand $7 glass max on for this, but $14?? I was utterly leveled and mentioned it to the bartender who just nodded politely.
Has anyone else run across this at Blue Heron? This was wine gouging of the first order and totally out of line. I have supported this restaurant over the years (I was there the opening night) but this left such a bad taste in my mouth that I don't think I'll return anytime soon.