Customer Furious After Restaurant Charges Him $3,750 For Wine It Said Cost `Thirty-Seven Fifty`


New Jersey resident Joe Lentini is furious at Atlantic City’s Bobby Flay Steak after the restaurant charged him $3,750 for a bottle of wine.

First reported by NJ.com’s Bamboozled column writer Karin Price Mueller, Lentini went to a business dinner at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa restaurant. The host encouraged Lentini to pick out the wine, so he asked the waitress if she could help.

“I don’t know much about wine at all,” Lentini told NJ.com. “I asked the waitress if she could recommend something decent because I don’t have experience with wine. She pointed to a bottle on the menu. I didn’t have my glasses. I asked how much and she said, ‘Thirty-seven fifty.'”

Lentini assumed the waitress meant $37.50. Everyone around the table agreed to the price and they ordered the wine.

But the bottle of Screaming Eagle Oakville 2011 wine that she had pointed to wasn’t $37.50 — it was $3,750, and one of the priciest wines on the 24-page menu.

After dinner, news of the actual price of the wine quickly spread. With appetizers, a seafood tower, lamb chop, and two NY strip steaks, the total bill ended up being $4,700, including tax.


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