Chicago Chef Grant Achatz Twitter controversy: Should babies be allowed in upscale restaurants?

A tweet from one of Chicago's top chefs is stirring debate on a controversial subject: Should babies be allowed in upscale restaurants? 

Alinea is one of the top restaurants in the world, and on Saturday night apparently a couple whose baby-sitter canceled last minute, brought their eight-month-old to the restaurant.

Chef Owner Grant Achatz sent out this tweet, essentially asking, what should he do when a baby disrupts other diners.

Chef Omaro Ccantu, owner of the fine dining restaurant Moto, knows the situation all too well.

"It's definitely happened, it's very obtrusive to other diners.They don't want to deal with that even if they have kids."

Social Media is blowing up over this controversy.

The Red Eye dining critic tweeted it's absurd to bring your baby to Alinea, but some parents, disagree.

"How often does it happen... just be patient and laugh it off."

"I don't think a chef can say you can't allow kids especially if it's a newborn baby, not everyone is comfortable leaving a baby you know with anyone but still want to have a life."

chef cantu's solution for families that bring a little kid was set aside... these booths that can be closed off from the rest of the dining room

"You just kind of deal with it."

And some parents say the controversy can be easily dealt with.

"We don't go to restaurants too often with a baby because we consider other people that paid money and want to be quiet."


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