It is not cheap going out to eat, and at times it is hardly affordable. That is why I spend so much energy teaching moms about freezer cooking and meal planning. But if you have a little extra money and would like to have a special meal out, one way it make it affordable is going to places where you are served large portions, and you and your spouse can share a meal, and the children can also share meals or a large appetizer for their dinner. Another option is to go to places where children eat free.
See the following website and see if your favorite restaraunts are listed there. I would call ahead and double check if you plan to dine there. Places tend to change their specials from time to time. http://kidseat4free.com.
This might be a fun way to celebrate a “parent/child” date night out. Enjoy!