Question about Peach Farm Pricing
We went to Peach Farm last night for the soft-shelled crabs, which were outstanding. I was surprised, however, when the check came and we were charged more for both items we ordered than the prices listed on the menu. When I questioned the price differential, I was told that the crabs were subjected to seasonal pricing and they hadn't had time to change the menus, an explanation that made sense to me. The hostess also pointed to the disclaimer at the bottom of the menu that says prices are subject to change without notice.
The second item was the buddah's delight, which should not be subjected to seasonal pricing. The staff made the adjustment and charged me the price listed on the menu.
On the way home I noticed the entire take-out menu carries the "prices subject to change without notice" disclaimer.
My question for the Peach Farm regulars is did I catch a rare error or are Peach Farm's prices a moving target?
4 Tyler St, Boston, MA 02111
Can't speak to the Buddha's Delight but several Chinese restaurants I know of that offer SS crab do change their prices based on whether it's crab season. Fresh SS crab definitely more expensive than the frozen stuff served during non-crab season. When I ordered at one restaurant it wasn't listed this way on their menu, but they asked me if I wanted fresh for xx price or the frozen kind.
I paid $19.95 and the crabs were worth every penny. The price wasn't verbally quoted. As I said in my original post, I was only suspicious because the price I was charged for both menu items was different than what was listed on the menu. If it had been just the crabs, I wouldn't have given it a second thought.
re: Velda Mae
They have a small menu; which they sometimes give me for just live fish. Ifigured the $19.95 charge although the menu said $18.95 was because they were x large; which really cook up much better.
If I had ordered Buddah's delight and been charged more than the menu, I'd have asked them about it too.
I would suggest asking the price for geoduck, eel, live shrimp,crab, lobster etc, before ordering..to avoid an unpleasant surprise.
This guy was $100+ and delicious. (thx E)