Three times retail is not unusual for wine in a restaurant. I’m not saying that is right, just common. It is the reason I rarely order wine when going out.
Good move and neither do I unless someone with lotsa money is buying. I have my cocktails in the room or at home if someone else is driving.
I understand that the restaurants have got to make their money but I travel and I would have a very hard time tacking on wine with a meal.
Paul E. Smith