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Marcel’s Posts High-Roller Receipt on Its Facebook Page
The restaurant celebrates big cellar sales, and its $10k tip, in a very public way. By Jessica Voelker
Comments () | Published June 6, 2012

Update (June 8): Marcel's has removed the image from its Facebook page.

“It was a very good night for our Captains” is the Facebook status update posted alongside this receipt from Robert Wiedmaier’s West End restaurant Marcel’s.

Apparently on June 1, the restaurant sold guests at table 53 an impressive $32,800 worth of food and drink (with tip), including bottles of 1982 Pomerol, the notoriously expensive Bordeaux wine Petit Cheval, and a bunch of tasting menus. Oh, and one $18 arugula salad.

A good night, indeed. It all added up to a fat $10,000 tip for Marcel's staffers. But what do you think about the etiquette of a restaurant posting a customer’s receipt on its Facebook page?


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  • Tootsumi523

    Pretty classless really -- but it's pretty classless to run up a bill like this with people literally starving on the sidewalk outside the restaurant!

  • Ru

    They've already removed it, seeing as it seemed shameful as an afterthought. Good for you, but no need to brag.

  • GuestVa

    Pretty disturbing - I hope is was a HUGE crowd. In this day and age with people suffereing. Though Id love to be that server

  • Dooleytranslations

    How about, "Makes me sick to think that someone dropped 30K on dinner and then probably stepped over a homeless guy on the way out of the restaurant."

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