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louise8 Oct 1, 2006 09:18 PM

so cookie magazine mentioned b+b as a great place to bring your kids. anyone tried it (with kids)? how was the food? I used to love to go after work before baby but I'm still afraid to go with my toddler.

  1. MaggieMuffin Oct 3, 2006 01:25 AM

    The best part about B&G is sitting at the bar having a glass of white and some oysters. This would be less than ideal for a child. They also don't take reservations for a group less than 4, so it might be difficult.

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      Blumie Oct 2, 2006 08:25 PM

      I took my 6-year-old, and it was great. We were seated outside, however. I definitely would go again with her, but if eating inside, I'd make sure to get there early (6pm), before it gets too crowded and noisy. My 6-year-old -- and I suspect most kids -- would love sitting at the counter.

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        CharlestownCarrie Oct 2, 2006 04:35 PM

        I agree - definitely not a "kid friendly" place. There are plenty of restaurants in Boston, even nicer, non-chain restaurants that are fine for children. B&G is not one of them.

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          Gabatta Oct 2, 2006 12:18 AM

          Definitely NOT a place for a toddler.

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            Scruffy The Cat Oct 1, 2006 10:25 PM

            I have seen a family with two young girls eat at B&G. They were all dressed up and beautifully behaved, like little dolls. That being said, I don't know how much fun it was for them. And I don't know that I'd bring my kids there, even though they've grown up behaving well in "grown-up" restaurants. Flame suit zipping up here, but I can see some guests resenting the presence of children in their adult haven. To be honest, when I went, even I was grateful to be in a place that so obviously was geared towards grownups since there are so many other places that are family friendly.

            I'd choose somewhere else and save B&G for a night when you have a sitter.

            1. yumyum Oct 1, 2006 09:55 PM

              You mean B & G? I wouldn't take a kid there. I don't have any, but it just doesn't feel bustling enough for you to fly under the radar, unless the toddler is really sedate. (I'm not a hater -- this from a gal whose chowmom took her absolutely *everywhere* but it was understood that one false move and she'd be duckwalked out of the place, regardless of the inconvenience for the adults. Made me adapt at an early age to "grownup" places, and have a taste for "grownup food".)

              I bet people could steer you to a better option downtown for you and your toddler.

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