At Raffles Caffe, an upscale-looking coffee shop attached to the Radisson Hotel on 48th Street and Lexington Ave. I just experienced the worst rip-off ever at an NYC restaurant.
After ordering a $9.95 hamburger--which came with nothing but a small side of cole slaw--I asked for a slice of tomatoe and a slice of onion. I was told that a slice of tomatoe would cost an additional $2.00--although the onion was free! Needless to say, I declined the tomatoe.
To add insult to injury, when my husband handed the waitress a credit card to pay the bill, he was told that the restaurant "does not accept credit cards, only cash." When he noted that nowhere in the restaurant, including on the menu, was there any indication that credit cards were not accepted, he was told that it was "illegal" to post such a notice on the door.