A man mistakenly spent $420 on a steak by misreading the menu at a Gordon Ramsay restaurant. However, he says he has no regrets, notwithstanding the eye-popping bill.
While visiting Atlantic City, Jeffrey Paige and his girlfriend reserved a spot for dining at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah’s.
His initially planned to get some Wagyu beef. However, he changed his mind when he saw in the menu a triple-singed Japanese A5 — otherwise called Kobe.
Kobe meat is viewed as one of the best cut of steak accessible. Furthermore, Paige thought the meal is a very good deal since, on the menu, the Wagyu cost $80 for 8oz, while the Kobe was $35 for 4oz.
It’s anything but an overwhelming offer, so he went on and requested the Japanese steak.
Taking to Reddit, Paige clarified:
“So I’m a big guy, I’m hungry, so I order 12 oz of Kobe. The steak was amazing.”
“I’m in my 40s and only had Wagyu before in my life just twice.”
“I had never had real deal Kobe. It was like nothing else you’ll ever have. Melt in your mouth delicious.”
“We also ordered a couple of sides, appetizers, and my girlfriend had chef Ramsay’s famous beef wellington for the first time ever.”
“All in all, an amazing meal, and we were glad we could support the restaurant and its staff during these challenging times. And I still couldn’t believe Kobe was cheaper than Wagyu!”
“Or so I thought.”
Tragically for Paige, he had somewhat misread the menu.
The beef he had requested was $35 per ounce with a minimum request size of 4oz. Not $35 for 4 ounces as he at first suspected.
In the now-erased post, he said:
“I had to read the menu again when the bill came because, for 2 people, the bill was over $600.00.”
Assuming full liability and fortunately, having the option to discover humor in the very expensive error, he added:
“I wish Chef Ramsay was there to come out and call me a donut for f***ing this up, lol.”
“I enjoyed the hell out of it. No regrets, baby!”
In a meeting with the Mirror, Paige said:
“My family and I are huge Gordon Ramsay fans, and we watch his shows – Hell’s Kitchen, Masterchef. And I’ve been to his restaurants before and loved everything we’ve gotten.”
“The steak and the experience were unforgettable. And if I had to make this blunder at any restaurant in the world, I’m glad it was at Chef Ramsay’s.”
Nonetheless, in the wake of sharing his experience, one commenter shared that he shouldn’t regret experiencing the mistake.
The commentor said:
“What you bought was a $600 story. For the rest of your life, every time someone says ‘this is good steak,’ you can say ‘Yeah, but…’”
Another netizen shared:
“Thank God it was delicious, but that bill… ouch.”
Let’s hope he learned the lesson.