Glad you were able to get an appointment Christina!
I'm pretty liberal about baby-proofing. I have outlet covers on most of the outlets, all the chemicals are locked or up high and everything down low is okay for a baby to play with. I figure if you can climb on to something, then it's probably okay. Olivine was climbing on to our elevated counter by 14mo. I'm pretty relaxed about that stuff in general.
I take all of my kids to restaurants all the time. I've actually taken them out countless times by myself. I don't think I've ever had to leave because a kid was acting up. I try to make sure that it's a kid-friendly environment, my kids all want to be there and it will be relatively quick service. We go to sushi-train quite often because it's quick. My babies have all been fairly easy-going and love to be outside of the house, so I'm sure that helps.