Shake's Old Fisherman's Grotto Restaurant in Monterey, CA bans loud children, strollers, booster seats from dining room

  • metta

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    Jul 31, 2014 5:37 AM GMT
    Restaurant bans loud children, strollers, booster seats from dining room



    http://www.latimes.com/food/dailydish/la-dd-restaurant-bans-loud-children-20140730-story.html


    http://www.oldfishermansgrotto.com/


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    Sep 30, 2014 3:54 PM GMT
    "Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners and as such, are not allowed in the dining room".

    This is stated clearly on the restaurant's site and menus.

    Terrific. Every decent restaurant should adopt this policy. Responsible, considerate parents take their children outside and calm them down. Good parenting starts at home. Good parents train their children at home around their own dining room or kitchen tables. Bad parents let their children grow up like weeds - doing anything they please. Bad parents think their children's tantrums and outbursts are just something the rest of us must put up with while trying to have dinner. Far too many people have had to politely ask offending parents to control their children on occasion. The parents are often surly as a result. Nobody tells them their precious children are doing anything wrong. One the other hand it is a pleasure to have dinner next to people who have guided and coached their children to behave in restaurants. I applaud this restaurant wholeheartedly. Others good restaurants have this policy, and the rest should adopt it as well.
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    Sep 30, 2014 6:00 PM GMT
    Interesting, I'm waiting for the stroller blockade.

    When we were kids we had what were called "manner dinners" where we ate in the dining room and were expected to practice behaving as if we were in a nice restaurant. And once in a while we did go to a place in the city (Rosoff's) which we considered "Fancy" (it probably wasn't, but it felt that way to us). My dad's work meant sometimes encountering people "of note" and I am proud to say I don't think we ever embarrassed him too badly.

    There are a few cruise ships/lines that don't allow kids aboard at all. P&O's Adonia got her name from an amalgam of "adults only".

    I remember reading somewhere about how in another country (I want to say in Europe) there is much more of a collaborative approach to child-rearing, and any child could expect to have his/her behavior checked by any adult in public. That will not fly in today's "my precious angel" mindset in the US.
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    Sep 30, 2014 9:49 PM GMT
    I wish more restaurants would do this! You're either a daycare or a restaurant....make up your mind. Newborns and toddlers should never be taken into a restaurant in the first place.