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Pet Peeve...no prices for specials

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Pet Peeve...no prices for specials

Jim H. | Aug 19, 2001 12:58 AM

Just returned from a great dinner at Lutecia in Sebastapol...really good and reasonable...almost wonder if we should keep it quiet, but what the hell, its Sebastapol. Pet peeve. We were guests and the waitperson announced the specials without giving the price. Sometimes I will ask, but my wife feels this embarasses the host. Many of us consider it tacky to order the most expensive item on the menu when you are a guest...therefore are reluctant to order the special, which could be well above the average price. Ergo, I would suppose that many specials go unordered for this reason. Three solutions: 1. Put the specials on an insert to the daily menu; 2. Orally tell the customer the prices of the specials, or 3. If remembering prices is too difficult, set the specials prices as fixed prices on the menu. How can we get this message to the restaurant owners?

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