Man orders what he thought was $37.50 bottle of wine, check gave him shock of his life

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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. – A New Jersey man who thought he ordered a $37.50 bottle of wine was in for a big shock when he got the bill.

NJ.com reported Joe Lentini was attending a business dinner at Bobby Flay Steak at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa when he was asked by the host to pick a bottle of wine for the table.

Lentini said he asked for the waitress to make a recommendation.

She reportedly suggested a bottle of wine and told Lentini the cost was “thirty-seven fifty.”

When dinner was over, the check was handed to the host with a total of $4,700.61.

The bottle of wine was included at a cost of $3,750.

Management told Lentini the best they could do was reduce the price to $2,200.

Lentini and two other diners split the bill.

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8 comments

  • The TRUTH

    Yeah, I would imagine that the restaurant would be liable for not clearly stating the price. In most of our heads, ‘thirty-seven fifty’ would be $37.50. The waitress should have been very specific and clear “three-thousand seven-hundred and fifty dollars” – she was probably stoked because she thought she was going to be tipped a percent of the bill.

    That being said, if you are in a high-end establishment and out of your depth when it comes to discerning the proper wine to accompany your meal, you may want to ask for a bit of clarity to avoid an embarrassing flub like this one.

  • Kristie

    TO BAD THEY DIDN’T EVEN GET TO ENJOY ITS SPLENDOR IN THE MOMENT!!! I feel for them no wine should cost that much!!! Shame on the people who make this and expect people to pay for it!!!

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