Recession-hit restaurants are helping themselves to your wallet by serving you an extra side of super sneaky charges.
* A $1-per-person charge for water at West Village restaurant Bobo -- noted on the menu but not mentioned by waiters. The drink is filtered tap water.
Staff said the money funds the filtration.
* $3 for bread and another $2 for butter at Company, in Chelsea.
* A 10 percent charge for takeout food at the sushi hot spot Nobu Next Door in TriBeCa.
"It's for the packaging materials, the costs of handling the volume of calls," said managing partner Richie Notar.
* Fifth Avenue steak joint Morton's was charging $2.50 extra for a cocktail ordered with ice.
Asked by Anonymous at 9:48 PM on May. 6, 2009 in Politics & Current Events
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Answer by Anonymous at 9:52 PM on May. 6, 2009
Their was a study done in my area of what restaurants spend on water every year. Some small mom and pop places spend up to $1000 to offer "free" water. Some of the chain restaurants spend a few thousand a year. I don't care to pay for it as long as I know ahead of time that there is a charge for bread, water, etc.
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