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The views expressed here are the author's own. I have children and take them to restaurants often.
But I have been the outraged diner on the receiving end of kicks to the back of my chair or screams in my ear from some unruly child. I have also been the server in several fine dining establishments where out-of-control children race around my legs while I balance heavy trays of food or beverages.
And don't get me started on the mess some parents allow their children to leave! My experience has taught me that the vast majority of children in restaurants are pleasant and well behaved. I've met some of the most adorable kids in restaurants. We were having dinner at when a young girl at a nearby table asked my daughter how old her sister meaning me!
What a precocious and observant little 3-year-old haha! Thank you, Lily, you made my day.
With this, as in anything else, it's a few bad apples that spoil it for everyone. And it's not a kid problem, it's a parenting problem. My opinion is that any restaurant has the right to refuse service to anyone.
If someone doesn't like their policy, they are free to go elsewhere. I have no problem with an establishment that bans children under a certain age. They just won't get my business very often because the majority of the time I have the children with me. But not this weekend! No kids!
What to do? I decided that we would go to some restaurants that we normally don't get to because a.
Dinner on Friday night was the over on Key Peninsula. They do allow children, but I have never brought mine here. I have a son with Autism who has some sensory issues with food and also has a narrow definition of the way things should be. Burger buns with seeds on them are "not right. I jumped at the rare chance to enjoy what I consider the best burger around, bar none.
I had the Gorgonzola and Avocado burger, beet chips, and truffle oil aioli dipping sauce. Cooked to a perfect medium at my request, the burger is fresh never frozenground daily and perfectly seasoned. It was so juicy and flavorful. The toppings were just the right accompaniment to the burger patty and didn't overpower it.
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Saturday we were able to procure a last minute reservation at our favorite Gig Harbor restaurant. They are an adult only establishment which means it is a special treat for us to go there. Otherwise, we would probably dine there a lot more often.
The service is impeccable, I can't say enough about the detail and efficiency of the entire staff. Our server, Jason, the hostess and even other servers were right there to anticipate our every need.
The plates that come out of the kitchen are as beautiful as they are delicious. I love how every part of the meal is treated with equal care and respect. Not so here. The was in full swing despite the crummy weather,and I wasn't sure if we were going to be able to get a spot. But right away we found a table with a great view. One nice thing about the Tides is that they are accustomed to busy days and service never seems to suffer for it.
I have never been disappointed with my food at the Tides, and while today wasn't up to my expectations, it wasn't too bad either. I think I just ordered the wrong thing. I ordered the burger cooked medium and it came out closer to well done but it was OK. The real problem was the overpowering bleu cheese.
It was so strong that it overpowered my palate and was all I could taste. Even scraping off some of the cheese did little to help. I like bleu cheese but this was a little over the top for me.
While it was a delicious treat to go to these restaurants, I'm ready for the kids to come home now. It's far too quiet around here without them! The views expressed in this post are the author's own. Want to post on Patch? Register for a user. We are taking advantage of a weekend without the kids for some adult-centric local dining.
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