VIDEO: California restaurant where kids can't cry

Old Fisherman's Grotto has zero tolerance for loud children

The sign on the front of the restaurant [screenshot of Euronews report]

A seafood restaurant in California has captured headlines around the world for its tough stance on children, including zero tolerace for crying or loud noises.

Old Fisherman's Grotto in Monterey also has a policy of not allowing strollers, high chairs or booster chairs, measures which would probably rule it out as an option for families with babies or toddlers.

Originally founded in the 1950s, the family restaurant serves seafood and Italian comfort food.

A sign at the front of the eatery says: "Children crying or making loud noises are a distraction to other diners, and as such are not allowed in the dining room."

On its website, the restaurant says it adopted the rules in 2011 in order to enhance the experience for diners; however, over the last few days, it has captured the attention of media outlets around the world.

That includes this report by Euronews, in which restaurant owner Chris Shake stands firmly by the policy:


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