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Thread: Yemanja's New Kid's Policy

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    Senior Member MAZOO-2's Avatar
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    A number of years ago when we were in Ireland we saw a few restaurants having the same policy. It was refreshing.
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    Okay... logistically, if a family books a 6:30 reservation with kids... they'll still be there 7:30-8:00...

    At 7:00, I'm assuming the children will be escorted to the door and asked to sit on the curb while the adults finish.

    No?

    Heh.
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    absolutely

    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    Okay... logistically, if a family books a 6:30 reservation with kids... they'll still be there 7:30-8:00...

    At 7:00, I'm assuming the children will be escorted to the door and asked to sit on the curb while the adults finish.

    No?

    Heh.

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    "Let them eat cake" on the curb.
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    I've been bringing my kids to Aruba since they were babies (10 years) - I don't want to be at a place where they are unwanted. I don't want to intrude on anyone else's meal - and I don't want to stress the entire time I am dining out with them. It's no fun for me. As a person who likes my kids and is not necessarily a big fan of other people's kids - I get the policy, but also hope that I am not expected to eat at McDonald's or some other chain all week if we want to go out for dinner at 7pm because we choose to go to Aruba. If that is the case, we may look at going elsewhere.
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    i understand your thoughts.
    when our son was young (he is now 31) we brought him to aruba as well as many other places in usa, canada, s america and europe.
    he had his "moments" numerous times that ruined everyone's meal.
    most of the times of ruined meals was becuse we were dining late. (7 pm or later)

    so understanding Yemanja's policy, they are still remaining kid friendly, but require them to be seated before 7.
    i find this incredibly fair and equitable.

    not all kids are worldly and honestly do get tired after a day of beaching and touring. not all kids do well having their schedules disrupted.
    my husband and i were fortunate that our son rolled pretty well with the punches, but again had his "moments".
    we were fools to expect him to be great all of the time........we settled for maybe 60%. (we learned that we had to settle as well as pick and choose our battles)


    i do not think anyone is expecting you or anyone else to eat at mickey d's (well act1966 's favorite place is MCD and their special sauce puts him in his magical place)

    again, i do think yemanja did the right thing, and i think all high end restaurants should watch closely and see how this all works out. it might be a good thing for many places to consider.
    QUOTE=kelmarino;321066]I've been bringing my kids to Aruba since they were babies (10 years) - I don't want to be at a place where they are unwanted. I don't want to intrude on anyone else's meal - and I don't want to stress the entire time I am dining out with them. It's no fun for me. As a person who likes my kids and is not necessarily a big fan of other people's kids - I get the policy, but also hope that I am not expected to eat at McDonald's or some other chain all week if we want to go out for dinner at 7pm because we choose to go to Aruba. If that is the case, we may look at going elsewhere.[/QUOTE]

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    Wilhelmina Restaurant has since they opened the same 12 years and older policy. Unlike Yemanja they do not allow young children at any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Liz - Aruba Lover View Post
    Wilhelmina Restaurant has since they opened the same 12 years and older policy. Unlike Yemanja they do not allow young children at any time.
    I'm pretty sure "Carte Blanche", "Fred" and "2 Fools" are the same.
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    i think carte blanche is age 17 and under not allowed.
    Quote Originally Posted by act1966 View Post
    I'm pretty sure "Carte Blanche", "Fred" and "2 Fools" are the same.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrea J. View Post
    i think carte blanche is age 17 and under not allowed.
    Carte Blanche website says 21 and over, Fred Restaurant is 18. I would think The Kitchen Table by White would also be age restricted.

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