(Note: this thread was split from the Ontario board at: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/48418... -- The Chowhound Team).
I'm finding more and more restaurants in TO are offering specials that cost considerably more than the regular mains, and most of the servers in the GTA fail to mention the cost unless asked point-blank. In upscale surroundings, sometimes it's a little intimidating/embarrassing to ask for the price, when one wonders if others will consider it to sound cheap to be asking.
I had this happen most recently at Ferrovia, on Leslie, where the server failed to mention the price of the lamb & polenta special, which we later found out was steep compared to other items on the menu.
PS kawarthagirl, you're right, embarrassing is a better word...