6602 Melrose Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90038
Okay...we went and the burratta dishes were fantastic. Proscuitto was the best I've had in years. The steak was superb. Trout was divine. But we brought our two 13 year olds and there was no kids menu. So they said they could do two pastas--with a butter or a tomato sauce. The kids wanted a pink sauce--they couldn't do it. (Huh? Throw some cream in the tomato sauce and mix...)
So the kids get a dollop of pasta on the middle of a big plate. Honestly, about HALF the size of a normal kids portion. They finish it in a minute and they're still about as hungry as when they started. So we ordered each one another appetizer and called it a day. The bill comes: $17 for each of the pastas! $17 for a half a salad-plate of penne and some tomato sauce?!?! Basically, that's like charging $34 for a full child's portion of pasta.
Ya know, I have money. I'm not a cheap guy. I don't mind spending $100 on dinner for a great ap, entree, dessert, maybe some wine. But guys, make an accomodation for kids. Put five items on a kids menu. Charge $12 for some penne and butter and give them a normal kid's portion so they're not hungry afterward. Maybe throw a thin cheeze pizza on there for them--it can be the way you'd do it--you can hip it up. But some of us do have kids, do bring them to nice restaurants with us, and we're not getting them the lamb brains for $39. Give us something for them. It's not unhip to consider kids. Your clientele can't be all gay guys and studio execs with their mistresses.