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Is Compass Pointing True North? - A meal killer? [moved from Manhattan board]

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Is Compass Pointing True North? - A meal killer? [moved from Manhattan board]

bkchow225 | Jan 25, 2009 09:18 PM

My husband and I went out this past weekend to Compass. We were very pleased with the food, service and overall ambiance. The wait staff were attentive and the sommelier was extremely knowledgeable. We understand that many fine restaurants are probably hurting for business.
However, we discovered that the wine we chose (which was great, but at a whopping $130.00 per bottle) was marked up more then 4x it's retail value. To our dismay the wine still sells for approximately $27.00 in the stores. Because it was a lesser known wine from a smaller vineyard, we were not familiar with it and thought it was probably worth the price. Most restaurants will mark up a bottle, at the most, 3x the retail price. We left Compass believing that this restaurant was pointing true north. Now, I ask all you foodies, when you find out that you got ripped off on a bottle of wine does the experience turn into a meal killer instead of a killer meal?

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