Restaurant Surcharges

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Plate sharing fee- why?

by lawgirl3278 14 years ago

This was brought up on my local board. Why would a restaurant charge $5 or more for people to share something? I'm sure there's a reason, but I just don't get it. How do you feel about this?

The Cookery, Dobbs Ferry, adds 3% surcharge to all food sales...

by gutreactions 3 years ago

Westchester Magazine is breaking the story that Chef David DiBari's The Cookery in Dobbs Ferry has added a 3% surcharge to all food sales at the popular restaurant. No word whether this new policy ...

Bullsh*t restaurant charges

by thimes 5 years ago

Sorry - a bit of rant but I'll keep it short. In the past month I've had 2 completely bullsh*t charges on bills at restaurants (both in the Boston area) 1) Rounding charge - small asian resta...

Bruno: 20% surcharge for take out

by hungrycomposer 6 years ago

I finally went to Bruno tonight to try one of their celebrated pizzas. I wanted a light meal for 2 after a concert, so instead of taking up 2 seats for such a low check total, it seemed more approp...

Bread for bread...

by sombiker 5 years ago

How common a practice is it to charge for a bread basket at a pricey restaurant? We ordered main dish lunch salads. It's a very popular place. Adding insult to injury, we were not informed there wa...

4% to off-set cost of doing business?

by Egien 6 years ago

Went to Hakasan SF and had an really delicious meal. At the end we got the bill and we asked the waitress what the additional 4% was for. The menu had tiny minuscule print that indicated that it w...

3% healthcare charge: coming to more receipts near you

by ns1 7 years ago

Per eater, 3% healthcare charge coming to Lucques/AOC/Tavern http://la.eater.com/archives/2014/09/02/aoc_and_lucques_adding_3_healthcare_surcharge.php For the love of god just raise prices ...

Do restaurants overcharge on purpose?

by MarkC 6 years ago

I was at a well-known restaurant yesterday, which shall remain nameless. The meal was good, and at the end the waiter brought my bill (after first bringing me somebody else's) and I noticed that I...

Annoyed about $6 bottled tap water charge at CraftBar

by slowcookin 6 years ago

Finished up by 3 night / 4 day NYC trip. On the Amtrak back to Boston. Had so many great experiences, cocktails, meals. Final lunch was a 3 course lunch at Craftbar. Nice options and we loved the a...

Health care surcharge...what do you think?

by josephnl 6 years ago

A new trend seems to becoming pretty widespread amongst the hottest new restaurants in southern California. Many of these restaurants (Bestia, Republique, Red Bird, etc.) are now adding a 3% surch...

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