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Should waiters tell you how much a special costs?

jcooper | Jan 30, 201107:33 AM

[This thread was moved from the Manhattan board. --The Chowhound Team]

How many times have you ordered the special entree or app lovingly described by the waiter in every way except price, only to find out it was 50% more than the average menu listed item? Sure, you can always ask, but that can be awkward. I like the idea of specials being listed, with price, on a card attached tot he menu or on a clearly visible blackboard. I just ate at Chimichurri Grill (609 9th Ave), where the average entree (including steaks) are about $28. Two of us had the rib eye special and were surprised when we got the bill -- $44 each. Is this an opportunity for some consumer friendly regulation or is it my own damn fault? Curious to see what the community thinks....

Chimichurri Grill
606 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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