Business at Monterey Restaurant Jumps Following ‘Kid Ban,’ but SF Eatery with Similar Name Taking Heat

By Mario Sevilla

Wed Jul 30th, 2014 9:07pm America/Los_Angeles

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SAN FRANCISCO (KRON) — The Monterey restaurant that banned noisy children from its dining room is reportedly receiving plenty of support in the form of emails as well as a spike in business and reservations.

The Old Fisherman’s Grotto on Fisherman’s Wharf posted signs on its restaurant and web site telling customers that they are turning away children who make noise or cry.

But a restaurant on San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf says it is receiving angry calls and emails from members of the public who have confused it with the Monterey restaurant.

The owners of San Francisco’s #9 Fishermen’s Grotto say they are in no way affiliated with Monterey’s Old Fisherman’s Grotto, which drew widespread news coverage this week for its controversial policy banning crying or noisy children from its dining hall.

“We love kids and the families that bring them,” said Anthony Geraldi, a partner in the San Francisco restaurant and great-grandson of the restaurant’s founder, Mike Geraldi.

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