Monday, October 22, 2012

River Cafe RIP OFF

Anyone hear/see about this article which was feature in the NY post yesterday?
For one thing, quite of few of my dates have taken me there. It's a really nice, scenic place. However, after reading the article I feel bad for these guys. I mean, I'm an out-of-towner so almost all places I am taken on dates are 'new' to me (except when I've already been there....anyone say Manhattan Marriot Marquis?), but for guys who have dates a few times per week and take the girl to the same place each time, this is very disturbing. Especially the 'usuals', y'know, when you're on a date and the doorman greets the guy by his first name, and most of the staff know him. That means the guy spends almost $100 a week on a couple of drinks. Not to mention parking meters/parking lots, car rentals, and extras.
Therefore, I'd like to apologize to all guys who have taken me to the River Cafe on dates and for having been charged more than the share fare. 
Sorry guys....


  1. (Just noticed it, and don't have an email address to contact you, so putting it here)

    But why do you have a "Live Traffic Feed" visible to your readers? Why is it public business who comes to your site?

    Wouldn't it be more productive if only you saw that?

  2. I think it's absolutely fair for a place to charge a minimum... though perhaps it would be fairer if it were applied to all customers.

    Why should you and your friend/date take up space in their establishment without ordering a certain minimum amount?

  3. Sefer Shaarei Teshuvah, Shaar 3, Paragraph 82:

    We have been warned [by the Torah] to not waste even a small amount of money [literally, a perutah, the smallest coin used by Jews in ancient times].

    Written by Rabbeinu Yonah of Gerona around the year 1250 CE. He died in Toledo, Spain, in 1263 CE.

  4. WM-I thought it would be interesting to add to the site. No one is 'forced' to scroll down the page to check.
    Fellow blogreaders-what do you think?

    1. I never said anyone was "forced" to do anything...was just wondering why you choose to make it public info.