A man recently revealed that he was taken by surprise when he received a whopping $600 bill after dining at Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant, as he had mistakenly read the menu wrong.
When restaurants began to reopen their doors to the public, Jeffrey Paige and his girlfriend wanted to celebrate the post-pandemic times, and what better way to do it than to visit Gordon Ramsay’s restaurant at Harrah’s in Atlantic City?
To make the date even more special, Jeffrey decided to shell out on some Wagyu beef, but it turned out to be a lot more expensive than he originally thought.
“I had never had real deal Kobe,” he told the Mirror.
“It was like nothing else you’ll ever have. Melt in your mouth delicious. We also ordered a couple of sides, appetizers, and my girlfriend had chef Ramsay’s famous beef wellington for the first time ever.”
However, it turns out that when reading the menu, he missed out on an important part. Instead of costing £26 per 4oz, which is what they thought it was, the Kobe was actually £26 per ounce, and he had ordered a whopping twelve ounces.
“I had to read the menu again when the bill came because, for 2 people, the bill was over $600.00!!” he said.
Despite the costly blunder, Jeffrey is adamant that he has no regrets and takes full responsibility for ordering the expensive dish.
“I wish Chef Ramsay was there to come out and call me a doughnut for f***ing this up lol,” he wrote in a since-deleted Reddit post about the embarrassing mishap.
“I enjoyed the hell out of it. No regrets baby!
“My family and I are huge Gordon Ramsay fans, we watch his shows – Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef – and I’ve been to his restaurants before and loved everything we’ve gotten,” he continued.
“The steak and the experience were unforgettable, and if I had to make this blunder at any restaurant in the world, I’m glad it was at Chef Ramsay’s.”
After reading his post, Reddit users took to the comment section to share their thoughts, with one writing: “What you bought was a $600 story. For the rest of your life, every time someone says ‘this is good steak’ you can say ‘Yeah, but..’”
Another wrote: “Thank God it was delicious but that bill… ouch.”
However, some backed him up, with one commenting: “That menu feels like some super deceptive BS in fine print that you hear bad stories about with title loan places. If it’s a super high-end place they shouldn’t be scared to list their items for their real/total price for the dish.”
Another agreed, writing: “In high-end places, everything on the menu is expensive. Looking at his receipt, the steak was $420 and nearly everything else was between $10-$20. What kind of high-end place gives you so many cheap options, and then also drops $400+ in steak?
“Just seems weird/unbalanced to me, not sure if that makes sense… maybe because Ramsey is famous, and this is a chain, the prices are skewed downward?”
What do you think?