Hidden Cost: Is it bad etiquette to ask the waiter what the price of the specials are?

Q: When the waiter gives you the nightly specials without the price, is it proper etiquette to ask the price of these specials?  I didn’t one night and my salad ended up costing me $20.



A: Yes, it’s fine.  They should state the price and when they don’t it is not inappropriate to ask.  Many people are embarrassed to do this, but you shouldn’t be.  You are being given choices without information and this is no way to make a decision.

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