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Thanksgiving report/SD

Connie | Nov 26, 2004 01:25 AM

Today my party of four had dinner at the Boathouse in Coronado. Yesterday at my host's suggestion I called for reservations and was told the turkey dinner was $17.95 and the prime rib dinner $19.95. I wrote it down along with other restaurant price quotes. Today on the menu I noticed the listed price for a turkey dinner was $29. So I asked the waiter about it right away he and he said ""no, not here, maybe that's the price at our other place, but I'll check." A while later as he walked by with another order,he turned his head back to me and said , "you're right, it's $17.95." I assumed that our meals would be $17.95 each. After he gave me a bill for $153 which included a $22 bottle of wine and coffee drink, I pointed out to him what he'd said before, and he muffled something. Not wanting to embarrass my uncomfortable guests, I paid the bill. I asked the hostess if we were on their reservation list, thinking maybe we came to the wrong Boathouse. We indeed had a reservation. A manager type person showed up immediately and denied that anyone could have given that price over the phone. I said his employee must have made a mistake. He shook his head with daggers in his eyes. In spite of the very good turkey meal, I felt I was treated with disrespect, and as if I was making up that story to get a cheaper meal. Believe me, the principle of the matter is much more important than the higher bill. Does anyone have any incite on this? Thanks

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