A man who insisted that he “didn’t read the menu carefully” at a Gordon Ramsay steakhouse has been left with an eye-watering bill, yet he says he regrets nothing.
Whilst visiting Atlantic City, US, with his girlfriend, Jeffrey Paige decided to make a reservation for outdoor dining at Gordon Ramsay Steak at Harrah’s.
Jeffrey said that he planned on having the Wagyu Beef but then saw the “real deal” when he saw the Triple Seared Japanese A5 on the menu – it is also known as Kobe and is considered to be one of the finest cuts available.
Yet he was surprised when he said it appeared to be cheaper than the American Wagyu, as he said it cost £26 for 4oz, compared to about £59 for 8oz of Wagyu.
He said: “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.”
Unfortunately for Jeffrey’s bank account, it turns out that he had misread the menu. He had actually ordered a beef which was £26 per ounce, with the minimum order size being 4oz – not £26 for 4oz.
He said: “I had to read the menu again when the bill came because for two people, the bill was over $600.00!!”
Jeffrey took full responsibility for the mistake and thankfully, he found his blunder hilarious.
He said: “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 ragrets baby!”
He told the Mirror: “My family and I are huge Gordon Ramsay fans, 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.”
Jeffrey, who shared his mistake onto Reddit, received plenty of comments from others. One wrote: “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 added: “Thank God it was delicious but that bill… ouch.”