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Menu prices: No dollar signs (or worse, words)

Am I the only one who finds this trend incredibly annoying?

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  1. I guess I don't feel it's annoying. To me it seems more refined. Kind of the opposite of having prices at X.99 which definately is "down market" and would be a turn-off (to me) in a fine restaurant.

    1. I'm absolutely fine with no dollar signs. Word, on the other hand, not so much.

      1. doesn't bug me. i like simple elegance and i think it actually looks better w/out the signs

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        1. re: thew

          I hadn't thought of that but I agree with you. I like the look of it on a menu.

        2. What exactly are you annoyed at? Are you one of those that spent the higher 8%? :0)

          As the others have commented, I like the the numbers rounded off without dollar signs. No problems here and regardless of prices listed on any menus.....I always order what I want and am not influenced by price.....if I were, I would not step into any said restaurant to begin with.

          The prices are printed.....so where's the problem.

          1. These days - in NYC - it's pretty common now..most places do it.
            It does seem more elegant - I quite like it