Told - Restaurants That Hate Toddlers
As LAPregnancy readers
know, we only review products and services that we just LOVE, ADORE
AND HAVE TO SHARE. We never include misleading reviews for
products and services that are only so, so.
But when our editor went
to a local Chinese restaurant on a weeknight with her toddlers,
how was she to know that she and her children were not welcome?
Many times she took her
children to Royal Star Seafood at 3001 Wilshire in Santa Monica for
lunch and never was there a problem. But this time at 7pm on a
Tuesday night she was outwardly embarrassed by the wait staff and
gently asked to leave. Is this discrimination?? We think
Rather than make a big
stink, she quietly ordered the food to go and left with her
To avoid any
future embarrassment for other mothers and parents, we suggest
choosing a different Chinese restaurant when venturing out with
(And if you think
we're the only ones who had a bad experience, we found a good number
while searching the web and thought we'd let you read a doozy posted
on Los Angeles City Search):
Tastes good, but puts me in a bad
mood Posted by
rmathoda on 05/02/2004
While I agree with everyone else that the quality of the dim-sum
here is quite high considering it's in Santa Monica, I find the
attitude of most of the waiting staff a total put-off.
No smile when you walk in, you'll need to wave hard to get a waiter
to come to ask you what you want, the wait staff is rude at times,
and if you forget something in the restaurant - forget it - the
person on the phone will tell you you can come to the restaurant and
search if you want - but she doesn't have the time to go see if they
have your item in their lost item collection.
I may go back because it was cheap and the food was good, but I'd
do it somewhat regretfully because I don't like this restaurant - I
just like their food.