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A customer at one of Gordon Ramsay's restaurants says he 'didn't read the menu carefully' and was hit with an extortionate bill at the end of his meal - despite thinking the steak he was ordering was only £26 ($35).
Jeffrey Paige had reserved a table at Gordon Ramsay Steak which is located in Harrah's Resort Atlantic City Hotel and Casino - where he was visiting with his girlfriend.
Planning to go all out (what are holidays for, eh?), Jeffrey was surprised to see a Triple Seared Japanese A5 was on the menu. But he was even more shocked (and delighted) to see that the price was £26 for 4oz.
Or so he thought.
When Jeffrey got the bill it became apparent that the steak was actually going to cost him $420 (£315) with the entire bill coming to $614 (£462).
Taking to Reddit, Jeffrey said: "I figured I’d splurge and get some Wagyu beef. Well, they had real deal Japanese A5 Kobe on the menu - and it was cheaper than American Wagyu!
"The Kobe was only $35 for 4 oz instead of $80 for 8 oz of Wagyu. So I’m a big guy, I’m hungry, so I order 12 oz of Kobe."
He went on: "The steak was amazing. I’m in my 40s and only had Wagyu before in my life, just twice. I had never had real deal Kobe. 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. All in all an amazing meal and we were glad we could support the restaurant and it’s staff during these challenging times. And I still couldn’t believe Kobe was cheaper than Wagyu!
"Or so I thought. I had to read the menu again when the bill came, because for 2 people, the bill was over $600.00!!!
"Turns out the Japanese A5 was $35 per ounce with a 4 oz minimum purchase size, not $35 for 4 oz."
He then added: "I wish Chef Ramsay was there to come out and call me a donut for f****** this up lol."
Outrageously expensive restaurant bills seem to be a thing of normality at the moment... well, ever since Salt Bae's London restaurant opened a few months ago!
The infamous steakhouse gained a lot of attention when diners at the Knightsbridge gaff shared a photo of their £37,000 receipt on Snapchat. Yes, you read that correctly. £37,000.
Well, as is always the case, it seemed to be the booze that racked up the jaw-dropping price.
Not content with a couple of glasses of the house red and a bottle of Blue Nun, this lot went for a 1996 bottle of Petrus, which set them back £9,100, and a couple more bottles of the Petrus 2003, which came to a grand total of £19,900.
Not to mention the gold-encrusted tomahawk steak which set the table back by a whopping £850 ($1127).
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