I had so much luck with my last posting on Chowhound (a request for tips on how to eat on the road) that I'm trying again. This time, I'm writing an article for the Times's New Jersey section (for which I review restaurants every other week) on dining out with children.
I'm not talking about McDonald's or kid-themed places like Chuck E. Cheese but about "fine dining" establishments where children under, say, 12 are welcomed warily, if at all.
· Do you know of restaurants that handle these visits better (or worse) than others?
· Parental techniques for controlling small diners?
· Personal war stories, good and bad?
I'd be especially grateful to hear from restaurant owners and chefs. Thanks again for all your help last time, and for any contributions you can make this time.