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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #20 on: December 23, 2021, 06:16:35 PM »
From Annie Hall screenplay:

“There's an old joke - um... two elderly women are at a Catskill mountain resort, and one of 'em says, "Boy, the food at this place is really terrible." The other one says, "Yeah, I know; and such small portions." Well, that's essentially how I feel about life - full of loneliness, and misery, and suffering, and unhappiness, and it's all over much too quickly.”

I almost posted the same thing.  I avoid bad restaurants like the plague.
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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #21 on: December 23, 2021, 06:22:56 PM »
I almost posted the same thing.  I avoid bad restaurants like the plague.

IIRC, there was a segment of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare where a patron challenged the bill by claiming the food was terrible, even though she cleaned her plate!

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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #22 on: December 23, 2021, 07:16:12 PM »
IIRC, there was a segment of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare where a patron challenged the bill by claiming the food was terrible, even though she cleaned her plate!

In fairness, I grew up poor and hate to waste food.
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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #23 on: December 24, 2021, 10:14:01 AM »
IIRC, there was a segment of Ramsay's Kitchen Nightmare where a patron challenged the bill by claiming the food was terrible, even though she cleaned her plate!

I had a similar dilemma a few weeks ago at what was supposed to be a fairly decent steakhouse. They had a nice selection of bourbon that was only slightly stupidly priced, so I was feeling pretty good by the time the steak arrived. They didn't have the wine I ordered but brought something they said was similar. It wasn't, and I was somewhat focused on my wine disappointment and also really hungry when I tried the steak. The cook was just OK. Their grill didn't have anywhere near enough heat to cook a steak the way I like it, but like I said, I was hungry. The steak was really salty but against the background of bourbon, hunger, and disappointing wine, I got about 3/4 of it down before I just couldn't eat any more because of the excessive salt. The last couple bites were truly terrible; near inedible. I thought about sending it back, but I'd eaten 3/4, so I decided that would be poor form. I think on most any other night I'd have taken one bite and sent it back.

In full-ironic fashion, not only did I pay for it, when the bill came, they charged me a $2 premium per drink for ordering it neat. WTF is up with that? And if that wasn't enough, the wine that was supposed to be similar but wasn't was also 50% more than the bottle I ordered.

I say I'd never go back, but as I sit here typing this and reliving the miserable experience in my mind, I'm envisioning what I'd call "revenge dining" where I go back and make it as miserable and expensive as possible for the restaurant.

No, I really wouldn't do that.

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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #24 on: December 24, 2021, 11:08:49 AM »
In full-ironic fashion, not only did I pay for it, when the bill came, they charged me a $2 premium per drink for ordering it neat. WTF is up with that?

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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #25 on: December 24, 2021, 12:19:38 PM »
A new trend that's seems to have started in my little town since covid is take-out places prompting for a tip on the POS terminals. I have a big problem with that, I think its just plain rude, how can you ask for a tip before I even know if I have the proper meal in my bag, I refuse to tip in those situations. My question is if you tip, get home and the meal is wrong, not cooked properly ect...do I call the business and request my tip back? About 3 weeks ago this happened, ordered 2 meals, tip was prompted on the terminal (I gave non) and when I got home both my wife & I did not receive gravy for our fries that was ordered and we paid for.
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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #26 on: December 24, 2021, 12:23:10 PM »
I had a similar dilemma a few weeks ago at what was supposed to be a fairly decent steakhouse. They had a nice selection of bourbon that was only slightly stupidly priced, so I was feeling pretty good by the time the steak arrived. They didn't have the wine I ordered but brought something they said was similar. It wasn't, and I was somewhat focused on my wine disappointment and also really hungry when I tried the steak. The cook was just OK. Their grill didn't have anywhere near enough heat to cook a steak the way I like it, but like I said, I was hungry. The steak was really salty but against the background of bourbon, hunger, and disappointing wine, I got about 3/4 of it down before I just couldn't eat any more because of the excessive salt. The last couple bites were truly terrible; near inedible. I thought about sending it back, but I'd eaten 3/4, so I decided that would be poor form. I think on most any other night I'd have taken one bite and sent it back.

In full-ironic fashion, not only did I pay for it, when the bill came, they charged me a $2 premium per drink for ordering it neat. WTF is up with that? And if that wasn't enough, the wine that was supposed to be similar but wasn't was also 50% more than the bottle I ordered.

I say I'd never go back, but as I sit here typing this and reliving the miserable experience in my mind, I'm envisioning what I'd call "revenge dining" where I go back and make it as miserable and expensive as possible for the restaurant.

No, I really wouldn't do that.

 ;D

Similar situation here with salty steak at the Steak House in a local casino.  So much seasoning on it, I couldn't eat it.
Very expensive as well. You can't order a meal.  Everything is à la carte.
And the WTF moment... The glasses of water they brought us had lemon squeezed in it and the rind was in the water.
I don't like lemon in water to start with,  and somebody's fingers were on that rind that is now in the water.
Looked around the restaurant, and every other glass of water had the lemon slice on the rim of the glass.

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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #27 on: December 24, 2021, 01:11:52 PM »
https://www.chowhound.com/post/extra-charge-rocks-neat-504740

I may give a restaurant a second chance if the service or food is bad but I see promise. For something like that, there will NEVER be a second chance.
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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #28 on: December 24, 2021, 01:35:12 PM »
I may give a restaurant a second chance if the service or food is bad but I see promise. For something like that, there will NEVER be a second chance.

That is bizarre, charging extra on a drink.  I thought a typical drink consisted of one shot (1.5 oz) of liquor whether is is neat, on the rocks or with a mix.
Seems to me it would make more sense to just raise the price of the drinks, rather than pi$$ing people off with an unknown added charge.
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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #29 on: December 24, 2021, 03:41:28 PM »
I had a similar dilemma a few weeks ago at what was supposed to be a fairly decent steakhouse. They had a nice selection of bourbon that was only slightly stupidly priced, so I was feeling pretty good by the time the steak arrived. They didn't have the wine I ordered but brought something they said was similar. It wasn't, and I was somewhat focused on my wine disappointment and also really hungry when I tried the steak. The cook was just OK. Their grill didn't have anywhere near enough heat to cook a steak the way I like it, but like I said, I was hungry. The steak was really salty but against the background of bourbon, hunger, and disappointing wine, I got about 3/4 of it down before I just couldn't eat any more because of the excessive salt. The last couple bites were truly terrible; near inedible. I thought about sending it back, but I'd eaten 3/4, so I decided that would be poor form. I think on most any other night I'd have taken one bite and sent it back.

In full-ironic fashion, not only did I pay for it, when the bill came, they charged me a $2 premium per drink for ordering it neat. WTF is up with that? And if that wasn't enough, the wine that was supposed to be similar but wasn't was also 50% more than the bottle I ordered.

I say I'd never go back, but as I sit here typing this and reliving the miserable experience in my mind, I'm envisioning what I'd call "revenge dining" where I go back and make it as miserable and expensive as possible for the restaurant.

No, I really wouldn't do that.

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Re: We Eat at The Worst Michelin Starred Restaurant, Ever
« Reply #30 on: December 25, 2021, 12:28:02 PM »
I had a similar dilemma a few weeks ago at what was supposed to be a fairly decent steakhouse. They had a nice selection of bourbon that was only slightly stupidly priced, so I was feeling pretty good by the time the steak arrived. They didn't have the wine I ordered but brought something they said was similar. It wasn't, and I was somewhat focused on my wine disappointment and also really hungry when I tried the steak. The cook was just OK. Their grill didn't have anywhere near enough heat to cook a steak the way I like it, but like I said, I was hungry. The steak was really salty but against the background of bourbon, hunger, and disappointing wine, I got about 3/4 of it down before I just couldn't eat any more because of the excessive salt. The last couple bites were truly terrible; near inedible. I thought about sending it back, but I'd eaten 3/4, so I decided that would be poor form. I think on most any other night I'd have taken one bite and sent it back.

In full-ironic fashion, not only did I pay for it, when the bill came, they charged me a $2 premium per drink for ordering it neat. WTF is up with that? And if that wasn't enough, the wine that was supposed to be similar but wasn't was also 50% more than the bottle I ordered.

I say I'd never go back, but as I sit here typing this and reliving the miserable experience in my mind, I'm envisioning what I'd call "revenge dining" where I go back and make it as miserable and expensive as possible for the restaurant.

No, I really wouldn't do that.

 ;D



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