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Feb 5, 2009 04:00 PM

Seattle in March with Baby

We'll be visiting Seattle in March with our 6 month old child. He's getting beyond the age when we can take him to a restaurant and expect him to sleep in his car-seat under the table.

We're big carnivores and are looking for a restaurant in Seattle that serves locally -raised meat and sustainable fare at about $20-25/entree. Oh, and is mildly kid-friendly. Too much to ask for?


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  1. If you have a car, try Trellis in nearby Kirkland. It's a hotel restaurant, so I'm sure it will be at least mildy kid-friendly.

    1. Yes.

      I think you have to sacrifice for awhile, mildly kid-friendly does not cut it. You need fully kid-friendly. Unless there are play-pens and or at least two other babies/children around go to Kid-Valley.

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      1. re: Mallory

        Really? That is a bit harsh. There are a lot of mid range restaurants that have high chairs. I concur that I don't want my fellow diners at Crush/Lark, etc to have an irritated baby with them, but I have brought my kids to plenty of restuaruants that are nicer than Kid Valley. I think it really depends on the kid and the family. We had to leave once b/c my daughter was not in the mood to cope (and we left for sake of the other diners) but for the most part they are accustomed to sitting through the meal, and we have our tricks and techniques to keep everyone happy.

        1. re: bluedog67

          I fully agree with both Mallory and bluedog. I think alot depends on the kid, but if you do have a "vocal" child, most other diners aren't going to find it as cute as you do, and it seems like most people don't realize that. We have stopped going to Tutta Bella's in Wallingford, too many bad experiences of not being able to hear each other over a crying kid at the next table since the parents brought them to dinner at 8pm.
          maybe think about a large lunch at one of the spots? much easier to bring a little one to lunch. We've went numerous times with friends with young kids to brunch at the Hi-Life in Ballard. Awesome brunch for a place that caters to a more family atmosphere (actually, any of the CHOW places are fine to bring kids IMO)

      2. Think that Steelhead DIner might work...

          1. Spring Hill is also worth a look~