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Old 02-23-2012, 06:53 PM
 
Location: Back & Forth
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Interesting article on cnn, some restuarants are banning kids under 6 from eating there in favor of a peaceful setting.

I have no problem with this. I don't think its meant to insult, rather provide a quiet place to eat. Seems to be mixed reactions from both camps.

What do you think?
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:01 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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Oh boy, here we go! We've had a couple of these threads before; they rarely end well.

Restaurant bans young kids.

Restaurant Child Ban Update

I'm fine with adult-only restaurants (says the mom who has only frequented dining establishments with crayons and kiddie menus for the past 4 years ).
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:04 PM
 
Location: Geneva, IL
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Yeah I'm alright with adult-only restaurants too. What I object to is people going to McD's or Waffle House and complaining about kids.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:11 PM
 
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It's a new topic to me, hopefully no one is offended. That is not my intention.

I think it comes down to respect for others. Compassion should be given to parents clearly trying to calm a small child, and respect should be shown for others trying to enjoy their meals.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:15 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia, PA
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It's a new topic to me, hopefully no one is offended. That is not my intention.

I think it comes down to respect for others. Compassion should be given to a parents clearly trying to calm a small child, and respect should be shown for others trying to enjoy their meals.
It's all good. I agree with your assessment. I have no problem with adult-only, especially for higher-end establishments; however, there need to be places that still serve families without the children being given dirty looks just for existing.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:20 PM
 
Location: Sunny Florida
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I have no problem with an adult only restaurant. Although some adults are more annoying than misbehaving kids.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:23 PM
 
Location: TX
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I don't see a problem either. They just won't get much of my business, because my son's "My buddy, my buddy. Wherever I go, he's gonna go..."

*feels really old now*
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:24 PM
 
Location: Rogers, Arkansas
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Yeah I'm alright with adult-only restaurants too. What I object to is people going to McD's or Waffle House and complaining about kids.
Same here- complaining about kids in a family restaurant is silly, but on the (very rare) date nights with hubby when we get a sitter and go to an upscale restaurant, I don't want to be sitting beside a screaming toddler either.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:25 PM
 
Location: The #1 sunshine state, Arizona.
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But for the fact that there are enough parents dining out without the common sense to remove their crying child from a restaurant so other patrons can enjoy peace and quiet. I remember the good old days, when children were seen and not heard.
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Old 02-23-2012, 07:46 PM
 
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But for the fact that there are enough parents dining out without the common sense to remove their crying child from a restaurant so other patrons can enjoy peace and quiet.
I totally get this. But there are those of us who could go into a fine dining establishment with our 4 and 7 year olds and no one would even know we are there any more than any other patron.

Oh well.

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I remember the good old days, when children were seen and not heard.
Huh. My kids have more interesting things to say than half the grown ups I know.
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