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Mar 16, 2008 05:59 PM

seeking baby friendly, casual, moderate $ DC restaraunt that takes reserv


I am looking for a fun, family friendly restaraunt with good food to take a group of six next weekend. I was thinking 2amys, but they dont take reservations, which would be hard with a baby. Cuisine-wise, we would be fine with anything except thai, indian, or sushi. My parents, who we will be with, are not that adventurous, but enjoy a good meal. Thanks for any suggestions!


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  1. I think Ella's in Galleryplace takes reservations if you call, they would be baby friendly. there is always Clyde's which is kid friendly. Daily Grill might be good too, I would also just think off the top of my head that the passion restaurant group (Ceiba, Acadiana) wouldn't be bad at accommodating a baby, or Jaleo, or Rosa Mexicana. Also right by 2Amy's, Cafe deluxe might take reservations, Lebanese Taverna might take them too?

    1. Does Clyde's take reservations? If so, they are family friendly and have a big menu with lots to choose from (and I'm pretty sure they have a children's menu as well). There are locations in Georgetown, Gallery Place/Chinatown and other areas outside of DC.

      Italian restaurants are always good places for families. I would recommend Sette Osteria or Filomena (where I see large groups and families all the time).

      Other places to consider: Creme, Dupont Grille, Mark and Orlandos, Cafe Atlantico, or Jaleo

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      1. re: Elyssa

        Thanks so much for all the suggestions! I'd thought about Clyde's, but wanted something with a little more interesting food. I will check out some of the above suggestions... thanks so much!

        1. re: Elyssa

          Second Clydes and Sette Osteria. However, I wouldn't recommend Creme or Cafe Altantico with a baby. Both places are cramped, difficult to navigate, with different levels - not easy for navigating a stroller or baby seat. Spices in Cleveland Park would be good - there are choices besides sushi. I've noticed lots of strollers in Bistrot du Coin, especially earlier in the evening.

        2. Hank's Oyster Bar in Dupont. Along with terrific seafood, they have daily meat and two specials.

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          1. re: monavano

            Hank's is great but its a very small restaurant. Not a ton of room for large tables and there is certainly no room for the kids to move around. Seems more family friendly in the summer when you can park a stroller in the outdoor patio area.

            1. re: monavano

              This is a terrible place to bring kids. The place is too small and the menu is very limiting if you're not a fish/seafood place. Plus, they don't take reservations and I get the impression many of the other patrons who tend to frequent this place wouldn't be so happy with kids around (if they begin crying/whining).

              Cactus Catina is very family friendly

              1. re: Jacey

                We go to Hank's quite a lot with our 2-year old - but for brunch right after they open rather than in the evening. It is pretty child-friendly at this time - booster seats etc. They also have some good kids options - beets, mac 'n cheese etc.

                1. re: jt1

                  I agree the food is certainly child-friendly. Maybe its because I grew up in Massachusetts but I grew up eating fried seafood (the little pieces are perfect for kids), lobster rolls, and calamari. Lots of "finger foods" on their menu. Still if you are looking for seafood, perhaps Legal's is a better option. I know its a chain but I personally think its a higher quality chain and I'm pretty sure they have a children's menu.

            2. Nooshi is pan-Asian on 19th Street. Hard to go wrong, very nice place.

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