in the recent "sent food back, meager comp" thread some people suggested that the OP call their credit card company to stop the payment from a disastrous dining experience. i recently had a dining experience where the restaurant grossly padded our bill and essentially hosed us (we were a large group, about 12-13 people). without getting in to what happened, the night ended with us speaking to the management who shrugged us off, we all left very dissatisfied, and were very vocal with them that we will never return (which is dissapointing because it was a place my husband and i had been frequenting the past 10 years). my question is, when calling the credit card company to stop payment, is it enough to just say that we were dissatisfied and we don't feel we should pay for it? or are there certain criteria that credit card companies need to hear in order to justify a stop payment?
has anyone done this and what did you say to your credit card company?