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Marcel's Diners Rack Up $32,800 Check With $10K Tip

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marcels-receipt-313.jpgHere's a receipt that Robert Wiedmaier's tony French-Belgian restaurant Marcel's posted to its Facebook page in which group of guests with deep pockets managed to rack up a $32,800 check — mainly thanks to the three bottles of 1982 Pomerol that came out to $9,600 and the pricey bottles of Petit Cheval. As the Washingtonian's Jess Voelker — who first spotted the receipt — very astutely points out, an $18 arugula salad didn't help much either.

The food and beverage totals equal $20,728, but then, of course, the diners left a $10,000 tip to wrap up what Marcel's understatedly calls "a very good night for our Captains" and later noted in the Facebook comments that it was a not-too-shabby start to June's monthly wine sales. This is all definitely way better than that zero-dollar tip a man left his server at Austin Grill earlier this year.

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