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SIL made a scene at dinner last night. I am never going out with her to eat again!

Anonymous
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We went to a very nice local steak house. They do not cook steak well done. It says it clearly on the menu. My SIL ordered it well done. The waiter said that they could do medium well but the chefs do not do well done

She got upset and started demanding that they cook the steak to her liking. They told her to calm down she refused. She was in tears by the end of it! I was sitting there so embarrassed. This was a really nice restaurant not just Outback steak house or something. 

They end up escorting her out. Everyone was really embarassed. BIL was there talking about how he was so embarassed of her and how he feels like he cant take her anywhere. (this isnt the first time) 

I will never go out to eat with her again. It was ridiculous! You dont argue about something that is clearly laid out even if you dont agree with it. 

Posted by Anonymous on May. 30, 2016 at 1:06 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on May. 30, 2016 at 1:09 PM
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I'm vegetarian so have never eaten at a steak house. Is it common for chefs to refuse to cook the steak the way the customer wants it? Or is that just this steak houses special thing?
quinnhenrysmom1
by Ruby Member on May. 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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this may be a stupid question but why dont they do well done?

Momeficient
by Gold Member on May. 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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She acted ridiculous. I would have been mortified. Don't go to a steak house and insult the chef and order a steak well done, it's an insult to them and to the steak.
ReedusStalker
by 11-15/3-27 on May. 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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I understand why they won't cook it the way the person who is paying for it wants it. I love well done steak. To me, cooking it that way doesn't ruin it. That being said, she should have ordered something else and tears, really? Over dramatic much? I hate dramatic people.
RockChar
by on May. 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM
Yeah, I can imagine that would be pretty embarrassing. Did you at least enjoy your steak?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 3 on May. 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM
It's just that steakhouse's thing.

Quoting Anonymous 2: I'm vegetarian so have never eaten at a steak house. Is it common for chefs to refuse to cook the steak the way the customer wants it? Or is that just this steak houses special thing?
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM
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I have yet to see a good restaurant cook a steak well done. Most good chefs feel like it ruins the meat 

Quoting Anonymous 2: I'm vegetarian so have never eaten at a steak house. Is it common for chefs to refuse to cook the steak the way the customer wants it? Or is that just this steak houses special thing?


Anonymous
by Anonymous 4 on May. 30, 2016 at 1:11 PM
That's ridiculous. How old is she?

My only other question is if get its a fancy place but what is their reasoning for not cooking it well done. I personally like mine medium to medium well but I know quite a few people who like it well done.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on May. 30, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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Yes the steak was amazing. 

Quoting RockChar: Yeah, I can imagine that would be pretty embarrassing. Did you at least enjoy your steak?


mama2KiraEthan
by Silver Member on May. 30, 2016 at 1:12 PM
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I've never had this problem before and I won't eat my steak with any pink in it at all. I'd rather it be burned black and fully cooked.

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