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Old Nov 20th 2006, 2:26 am
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A lot of people in the various forums are always comparing prices, what's cheaper in the US versus the UK, Oz, Canada etc.
So I went out on Saturday night with a bunch of friends and we stopped by a new restaurant in trendy Santa Monica that has just opened within walking distance from my house. It's a New York style steakhouse and I thought I would check it out.
I ordered two Stellas, these were draught beers in a glass and were not even full Imperial British pints, the tab was $16, that's $8 a draught beer plus tip.
I also noticed they had a hamburger and fries on the menu for $22 :scared:
Anyone else been royally ripped off lately?
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Old Nov 20th 2006, 2:29 am
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:scared: I guess that's not going to be your local then
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Old Nov 20th 2006, 2:43 am
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Originally Posted by irnbru4u
:scared: I guess that's not going to be your local then
I'd say that's a safe bet. I don't think Macdonalds has to worry aboutlosing many customers either
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Originally Posted by lionheart
I'd say that's a safe bet. I don't think Macdonalds has to worry aboutlosing many customers either
just get britvic to open a pub near you then you know you won't get ripped off
I'm just annoyed that they never post the prices of cocktails etc in menus and I only know if I am ripped off or not when the bill comes.
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Originally Posted by lionheart
A lot of people in the various forums are always comparing prices, what's cheaper in the US versus the UK, Oz, Canada etc.
So I went out on Saturday night with a bunch of friends and we stopped by a new restaurant in trendy Santa Monica that has just opened within walking distance from my house. It's a New York style steakhouse and I thought I would check it out.
I ordered two Stellas, these were draught beers in a glass and were not even full Imperial British pints, the tab was $16, that's $8 a draught beer plus tip.
I also noticed they had a hamburger and fries on the menu for $22 :scared:
Anyone else been royally ripped off lately?
Thats what you get in Santa Monica.
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Old Nov 20th 2006, 3:00 am
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Originally Posted by evoal2003
Thats what you get in Santa Monica.
It can be pricey, but that was just straight out ****ing greedy at $8 for a poxy draught beer. I felt like telling him to stuff it, and I'm not usually price conscious. I had my poser image to keep up, so I swallowed it.......... literally
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This is the land of the free. Free to rip us off.
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Originally Posted by Sally
This is the land of the free. Free to rip us off.
And I was free to walk out the friggin door after only 1 beer and will not return at those prices
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where did you go arnie mortons?
that place is expensive.. $50 steak?
not bad food though, a little stuffy
its funny because they dont bring you a menu they bring a trolley with examples of the vegetables they will use, gian brocolli, potatotes the size of a small car, giant slabs of meat. Its a whole performance. Apparently they are supposed to be the best steaks anywhere...


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And I was free to walk out the friggin door after only 1 beer and will not return at those prices
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NYC last year. My Dad insisted on having pizza for lunch so he picked an Italian Restaurant down some side street. We ordered 2 pizzas (for 6), 2 desserts, 2 cokes, 2 beers, 2 glasses of red wine and 2 coffees.

It came to $192.00 plus tip.
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Originally Posted by angelman
where did you go arnie mortons?
that place is expensive.. $50 steak?
not bad food though, a little stuffy
its funny because they dont bring you a menu they bring a trolley with examples of the vegetables they will use, gian brocolli, potatotes the size of a small car, giant slabs of meat. Its a whole performance. Apparently they are supposed to be the best steaks anywhere...
Do you mean Morton's Steakhouse?. They bring the raw food to the table instead of a menu...complete with live lobster moving around on the trolley. When my daughter saw the lobster she burst into tears. The food is very good but it's extremely expensive.

We went to the Marriott Marquis, Times Square around Christmas for dinner. We were charged $50 for a shot of Grand Marnier. Thank god I only had one. :scared:
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Originally Posted by mandpete
NYC last year. My Dad insisted on having pizza for lunch so he picked an Italian Restaurant down some side street. We ordered 2 pizzas (for 6), 2 desserts, 2 cokes, 2 beers, 2 glasses of red wine and 2 coffees.

It came to $192.00 plus tip.
I would of just payed the bill and left a little note saying you can forget the tip at them prices WTF can they do about it, sweet ***** all.
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Originally Posted by lionheart
A lot of people in the various forums are always comparing prices, what's cheaper in the US versus the UK, Oz, Canada etc.
So I went out on Saturday night with a bunch of friends and we stopped by a new restaurant in trendy Santa Monica that has just opened within walking distance from my house. It's a New York style steakhouse and I thought I would check it out.
I ordered two Stellas, these were draught beers in a glass and were not even full Imperial British pints, the tab was $16, that's $8 a draught beer plus tip.
I also noticed they had a hamburger and fries on the menu for $22 :scared:
Anyone else been royally ripped off lately?
My ass would have been out the door as soon as I saw the $22 burger...caveat emptor
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Old Nov 20th 2006, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by angelman
where did you go arnie mortons?
that place is expensive.. $50 steak?
not bad food though, a little stuffy
its funny because they dont bring you a menu they bring a trolley with examples of the vegetables they will use, gian brocolli, potatotes the size of a small car, giant slabs of meat. Its a whole performance. Apparently they are supposed to be the best steaks anywhere...
No some new independent place called Scarboni's.
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We went to the Marriott Marquis, Times Square around Christmas for dinner. We were charged $50 for a shot of Grand Marnier. Thank god I only had one. :scared:
I was staying in the Ritz-Carlton in Seoul, S.Korea a couple of years ago and went to the hotel bar for a glass of wine. I noticed the wine was a cheap California red that can be bought in most supermarkets here for $7 a bottle. The bartender proceeded to pour the glass very delicately with white gloves on and making a right fuss. When the bill came it was $25 for the glass ( and not a very big glass either). I was expensing it but still felt like I'd been ripped off
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