Sup Kid wrote:If the restaurant is in the hotel, just subtract the drink and submit it, no note necessary. If they limit you to $40, then they'll only reimburse $40 of it, and that'll be that.
However, do tell what appetizer + entree + tax/tip = ~$90. Even a steak + a seafood appetizer would normally only be around $75 at an upscale restaurant. Was this place a Michelin-star rated one?
This. I don't quite understand how the bill got so high with one entree, one app, and one drink. But I assume OP is not making it up. What interests me more is the decision-making process.
"Shit, this place is way more expensive than I thought. There's no way it will be within budget. Should I leave? Nah, I'LL ORDER THE MOST EXPENSIVE SHIT ON THE MENU "