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Franklin Park restaurant testing restricting young children in attempt to attract higher-end clients

Andaaz opened in April with a restriction on children under age 10. Now they're testing out a new restriction on children under age 5.

Amanda Lee

Jun 8, 2024, 12:20 AM

Updated 11 days ago

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A restaurant in Franklin Park is testing a restriction on children being allowed to dine in for dinner.
Aandaz Restaurant located just off Route 27 is an Indian fusion restaurant with a high-end feel. They opened in April with a restriction on children under age 10. Now they're testing out a new restriction on children under age 5.
Co-owner, Charu Saxena, told News 12, "It's for people to come out for a date night, them to just enjoy, leave the kids at home for one night and just really enjoy a luxury food dining experience." She added, "Even certain menu items are not really catered towards kids so a lot of it has to do with the experience."
Another reason for the change was their location in a residential neighborhood with plenty of family restaurants. But owners say they intended to bring their luxury cuisine closer to home for families.
Saxena said, "Rather than go to New York City or Philly for a really nice dining experience, we wanted to bring that here."
Last year, Netties House of Spaghetti did something similar when restricting children under the age of 10. It caused quite a stir, but the restaurant also sold food that children would enjoy. The food at Andaaz, made by highly trained chefs, may not be as familiar to children.
While children under 5 aren't allowed in for dinner, the owners say parents are welcome to bring children of any age during lunch hours.


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