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most expensive dinner tab that you ever paid for?

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  1. senior smoke

    senior smoke Well-Known Member

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    Hello:
    Years ago, I won some money and treated some shooting friends to a steak dinner. With the meals and booze the billed came out to $300.00 plus tip. I am not rich, and I am as cheap as they come and I will never forget that I paid for this meal. Can anyone beat this amount?
    Steve Balistreri
     
  2. Recoil Sissy

    Recoil Sissy Well-Known Member

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    smoke:

    You need to be a little more specific.

    If you treated enough "shooting friends", you could have had a $300 dinner tab at Taco Bell. Throw in a few 40 ouncers from the nearest liquor store and the sky's the limit.

    sissy
     
  3. Dougbbbb

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    Well let's see, there are 822,000 people on food stamps in NJ so I guess I have that 300 dollar number beat.

    Doug
     
  4. RickNE

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    Like you, I'm cheap too. I don't recall my biggest dinner bill on a personal level.

    On a business level, my biggest was a "party" of 8 in Houston TX. We split the tab between two of us at the end of the night and we divided a $3200 tab between two of us. Most of that was a bar tab and if I recall correctly, they cut us off at about 11:30 pm.

    The worst part of it... it was during my first 2 weeks on the job and I had to explain that to my boss. I've been with the company for 10 years now.
     
  5. senior smoke

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    RickNE:
    Did your boss go ballistic?
    Steve
     
  6. tinylo

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    Wow Rick. I had 5 people at $1250 at Radius in Boston, and thought I would take the cake.
     
  7. pdq

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    My biggest dinner related bill was roughly $17,000.

    Those were the divorce legal fees resulting from taking my first wife out to dinner at a local restaurant and asking her to marry me.

    Next after that was $6,000 for my daughters wedding for 70 people.

    On a more serious note, dinner for 2 at Le Bec Fin in Philly will easily be $500, and I've entertained clients where the cost per person was well over $300, especially if I let them choose the wine.

    Pete
     
  8. W.P.T.

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    There were six of us and the bill came to just over $800.00, this was at a place that is no longer in business it Las Vegas, called the Rosewood Grille ... This was only for the food, drinks were extra ... The food was good but not that damn good ... WPT ... (YAC) ...
     
  9. huntinandhotrods

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    One year at my ex wife's Christmas party at a fairly nice place they had a 50/50 drawing for the employees. I knew most of the people she worked with pretty well and when my wife won the drawing everyone kept asking me to buy them a drink with the winnings. I had a few drinks in me so I spoke up and stated I would buy a round for the whole party (about 60 people) When I got the bill it was $1300.00 and the pot my wife won was only $820.00 So I had to cough up the rest out of my pocket. She was pissed too! Lesson learned, don't try and be the big shot! Huntinandhotrods
     
  10. senior smoke

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    I just can't imagine how upset my wife would have been if that happened to me. Your trying to be a nice guy and that happens.
    Steve

    When I was in the Army they asked me to go to a Air force base in Utah to help some guy in the Finance area. Long story short, the guy asked if I wanted to tag a long to Las Vegas with a couple other guys who were driving.

    I had $75.00 with me and I was doing well gambling and at one time I got up to $600.00. Before long, I lost all but $175.00 and I was the only person who won any money. By the time I paid for gas, food for everyone, and spotted them some cash, I came back late Sunday night to the base with about 11 cents. Moral of the story, don't tell your friends that you won money in Las Vegas.
    Steve
     
  11. blade819

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    In between marriages while still living in Orlando I had a very expensive dinner date at Rachels, lasting into the next morning. It was worth it though. :eek:)

    blade819
     
  12. big joe

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    About 10 years ago i answered a personal ad. She sent me her picture and she looked darn good, and we seemed to get along on the phone OK.
    We agreed to meet at a resturant. When she arrived she had her two teenage sons with her. I had a small sandwich, they ordered 3 steak and shrimps with desserts. When the bill showed up like a dope I paid for it, Ninety five bucks.
    I went up to the cash register to pay. I returned to the booth and they were gone, her car was gone. I learned a good lesson that day.

    Joe
     
  13. GW22

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    Joe, that is HILARIOUS!!

    I've had a few bad dates, but I can't top that.

    -Gary
     
  14. Steve W

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    Not the most or close to the most expensive dinner, but this was an expensive appetizer bill I got couple weeks ago.

    One day during the SHOT show week, my wife called and ask me if I want to go have some oysters and couple drinks at Caesars' Palace cross the street where she's been shopping for the day, so we won't be hungry till our 8:30 dinner reservation.

    Sure, we love oysters, and she found this place at the Forum Shop in Caesars that is having Happy Hour, $1 oyster before 6. drinks are by one get one free. Sound like a great deal....

    Fresh oysters, beautifully decorated drinks, we had a great time chatting with another couple sitting next to us. I honestly don't remember how many we had, at that price I'm not counting.

    The bill came, it was $90. Everything were listed clearly in it, my wife checked. Yes, the "buy one get one free" drink was $18 each that we never looked when we ordered.

    Well, by 9:30 pm, I got hit by another $250 dinner bill at the "Zeffirino" in Venetian.

    SHOT show is expensive when there's girl involved. :)
     
  15. senior smoke

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    Joe:
    That should be on the tv show "What would you do"? Those three did you a favor.
    Steve
     
  16. shot410ga

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    Several years back; My wife and I at a French restaurant at the Mirage in Las Vegas, with tip, almost $400. Mostly big buck wine.
     
  17. Porcupine

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    Over forty years ago, I went on a date with a young lady that I really, really wanted to 'get to know better', so we went to Jimmy's Harborside on the waterfront in Boston. Spent well maybe about $120 which was a lot of money for a high school kid in the late 1960's. Well, long story short, we shoulda gone to McDonald's instead!

    LA in MA
     
  18. AveragEd

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    Back in September, I stroked a $2,500 check for our son's wedding rehearsal dinner. I hope our daughter never gets married.

    Ed
     
  19. Aussie Dan

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    Here in Aus going out for dinner is a hell of a lot more than it is in the states at any average place., remember we don't tip here as the wages for staff are high.

    If we go to the local shops and have dinner, with a couple of drinks, the 2 of us is usually $120-150.

    The most expensive I have paid for is at a restaurant below the crown casino in melbourne, $640 for 2 people with around $200 on wine and spirits.

    The best dinner I have ever eaten was on my wedding night, 01/01/10, in las Vegas. We had our wedding reception dinner for 4 at a restaurant in bellagio called Olives, food was fantastic, the staff even brought out a dessert plate with congratulations written on it in chocolate! Was the best food i had in a month in the USA, I remember it was about $400 for the 4 of us plus I left $100 tip.

    Nothing in the USA is as expensive as AUS!
     
  20. senior smoke

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    When one of my children got married the new father in law was to pay for the rehearsal dinner. This individual was a CEO of a major insurance company. He had a beautiful home on a golf course.

    One day both him and his wife are sitting out on the patio and a golf ball comes flying by into their patio area, after the ball hit off of their house. A very tall golfer approached them and apologized for hitting the ball off their home and asked them for permission to retrieve his ball. The golfer was kareem abdul jabbar.

    The reason I bring this up, this guy was not hurting financially. My wife and I, my child and his future wife, the wedding party, along with the CEO's wife and his elderly sister all attend the rehearsal dinner.

    We eat at a fancy French restaurant, and the very first bite taken, his sister says that she can not eat this crap. They call the waiter over and make her something else. I could care less, as he is to pay.

    The waiter gives him the bill and he starts searching for his billfold. He supposedly left it at home and he asked me if I could pay the bill and he will send me a check. I never got reimbursed.

    At the wedding, I bring up that I never got paid, he apologized and promised it would be in the mail as soon as he got home. That night we were to split the bill down the middle. Once again, the sob forgot his wallet. My wife said just pay for everything.

    Long story short, I never got paid for the rehearsal dinner or the wedding. His child cheated on my kid, and they got divorced. Birds of a feather....
    Steve
     
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