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Aug 16, 2013 01:10 PM

Charged for a comp !

Had a great time at local good restaurant where we were treated like royalty.
When the check came we were charged for a VIP amuse bouche. Did not complain as we were comped a lot, but thought most unusual.
Did this happen to anyone else?

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  1. How can they legally charge you for that, if you didn't order it. Is it like they upcharged a prix fixe menu? Seems bizarre.

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    1. re: cwdonald

      Of course, you are right, but they did not charge me corkage as well as three other amuse reserved for, as they say, VIP's as well as two glasses of their wine. Yes they were wrong, but how could l complain?

    2. I totally would have complained. If I didn't order it, I'm not paying for it!! :-)

      1. "Did this happen to anyone else."

        Do you mean ever, or at this unnamed event?

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        1. Yeah it's happened to me before. I just chalked it up to another place I won't be back to. i've also been charged for bread and butter before, and didn't ask for it either.

          1. I've never been charged for an amuse bouche. Here, in Europe, it is inherently a " compliments of the chef" free item.