Man Left With Eye-Watering Bill After Misreading Menu at Gordon Ramsay Steak | 22 Words

We all know running out of a restaurant without tipping (or even worse, dine-and-dashing) is unacceptable behavior. But one man from Atlantic City may have been more tempted than most after he made a huge order blunder...

If you're out to dinner, there's only one thing to order.

It's gotta be steak, right?

Steakhouses are just meaty perfection.

It can never be recreated at home.

There's just one problem.

Steak can be a pricey treat.

As one man discovered this week.

With what has to be the most expensive steak dinner of all time.

But unlike some restaurant customers from hell...

He stepped up and paid the eye-watering bill - and got a pretty good story out of it, too.

Working in a restaurant can be a tough old job!

And people who haven't worked in the food service industry just don't get it.

You're sat around waiting for a snow day.

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But newsflash - there's no such thing as a snow day when you work at a restaurant. People still have to eat, and that means you have to be there to cater to their every whim.

The concept of "holidays" also barely exists.

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Your plans for New Year's Eve probably entail wearing comfortable shoes that you don't mind wearing for 10 hours in a row. Also, you've got to psyche yourself up for dealing with drunk people all night long.

And you're bound to forget a table every now and again.

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Because your brain is running at a million miles a minute trying to remember table four's drink orders straight, grabbing table seven's extra napkins, and checking to see if the bar has your cocktails for table 3.

Another negative?

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Bit of a weird one but it's true - all of your money is wrinkly! No fresh notes here. Who knows where customers get their bills from? Sure, they all spend the same, but they can't all be used at the self-checkout.

And to make matters worse - some customers are just straight-up d*cks.

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Do they think this is a game?

I think this guy is even worse, TBH:

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First of all, this is a crappy thing to do to anyone. Secondly, I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that $5 is not enough of a tip. (And yes, America needs to get its stuff together and actually pay servers an actual living wage, and it's bonkers that people have to tip for servers to make a living. But that's how it works right now, so you should be tipping. If you can't afford to tip, you can't afford to go out to eat.)

You're not above this level of pettiness:

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But you'd never actually do this because you can't afford to make the customer angry and get an even lower tip next time. What a quandary!

This is amazing:

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On the bright side, at least you know in advance that anyone who gives you a list like this one is going to be a pain in the neck. This next one is too real.

Some customers just don't get it.

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Never underestimate a restaurant patron's ability to completely misunderstand something that couldn't possibly be made any clearer.

This is a bold move.

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This guy seriously left behind his number and also tipped $3 on a $45 bill! Not a great first impression.

Anyone who's worked in a restaurant has been in this situation.

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If there's only one piece of advice I could impart to restaurant-goers, it'd be this: If someone asks to see your ID, just give it to them. If they don't ask, just drink your drink and shut the heck up about it.

Your fellow servers are basically family members.

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Unless you closed. Then they are your mortal enemy.

Some days are harder than others.

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Some people seem to forget that the person putting in their orders and bringing food out to the table is — shocker — an actual person with feelings. Don't be like those people. Next up is how you feel every time you work a double.

But recently one restaurant had an unexpectedly great day.

When one man dropped a huge amount of cash on a steak - by accident!

He shared his story on Reddit.

"So my girlfriend and I are in Atlantic City for two nights, our first vacation of any sort since COVID-19 started."

"We made reservations tonight for outdoor poolside dining at Gordon Ramsay Steak at the Harrah's."

"We were there last year when things were normal and were lucky this was one of the few restaurants open and with good outdoor dining."

"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."

"It was like nothing else you’ll ever have. Melt in your mouth delicious."

"All in all an amazing meal and we were glad we could support the restaurant and its staff during these challenging times."

"And I still couldn’t believe Kobe was cheaper than Wagyu!"

Well - there's a reason it was unbelievable. Because it wasn't true.

"I had to read the menu again when the bill came."

"For two 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."

"So, TL;DR, today I f**ked up by accidentally ordering, and eating, a $420.00 steak."

Yikes.

Hey, at least he paid!

And, as one man pointed out ...

"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..'"

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