Upscale Restaurant Gets Backlash After Age Restrictions - Owners Refuse to Back Down

Upscale Restaurant Gets Backlash After Age Restrictions – Owners Refuse to Back Down


A new upscale restaurant in the St. Louis area is suffering a bit of a backlash after setting age limits for diners, but the establishment’s owners are not backing down.

When Marvin Pate and his wife opened their West African and Caribbean restaurant last month, they decided they wanted a particular clientele — and that necessarily excluded some younger customers.

The 36-year-old Pate told KSDK-TV that he wants to foster a specific air at his Bliss Restaurant in Florissant.

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“I think Bliss is a home away from home. You can come here and actually feel like you’re at a resort. People will feel like they’re on a vacation,” he explained.

The place also has an international flavor as all its chefs and top kitchen staff

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