After eating in a Jersey shore restaurant, Elliott Stein, 23, and his girlfriend were handed a bill that said “Jew Couple” near the bottom.
Stein, of New York, accompanied by Jennifer Cassin, had sushi and drinks at Parkhill’s Waterfront Grill on July 8. When the $36.75 bill came, the slur appeared on it as a table identifier. It also turned up on Stein’s credit card bill statement, which came weeks later. Stein, a regular at the restaurant, was shocked.
The server, identified on the check as someone named Karina, is no longer working at the restaurant, general manager Malia Wells said Wednesday. Wells wouldn’t say if it was because of the incident.
The restaurant, which is eight years old, is owned by Michael Parkhill.
“The idea that a restaurant or any establishment is labeling customers by race and then printing it on their bill is unbelievable,” said Etzion Neuer, director of the New Jersey Anti-Defamation League. “It doesn’t even say `Jew-ish,”’ he said. “It’s indefensible.’