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Jan 13, 2010 01:11 PM

Dining with a baby suggestions

My husband's parents will be in town next month and I am looking for a place we can take them out to where it would be socially okay to take a 3 month old. It doesn't have to be super super nice but hopefully something better than a chain joint. Please don't jump all over me about noise- she sleeps and is very quiet when we go out- at the most she will coo or want to be held.

Thanks in advance!

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    1. assuming from your profile that you want something convenient to MDR, have a look at the following thread. several good suggestions in SM & Brentwood:

      1. Um- sorry, the sleep deprivation from having an infant dropped my IQ a bit- MDR, Santa Monica, Hollywood are all good areas. Have baby, can travel!

        1. not as fancy as some others, but solid italien food, and, imho, terrific pizzas (very thin crust-neopolitan style-you'll need a fork and a knife), and CONVENIENT:
          antica pizzaria

          despite it's name and it's location on the second floor of a shopping structure, the restaurant itself is nice, and the food is good.
          when you make reservations tell them you will need a place to put the babyseat so putting your party on the back wall would be good.

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          1. re: westsidegal

            Tavern at brunch or lunch is very baby-friendly. I was there recently for brunch and numerous tables were occupied by couples or families with infants. Make sure to sit in the main room. You can also dine early in the Larder. It' very casual and also very baby friendly. For those with children out of infancy, the kiddie menu is very nice.

            1. re: maudies5

              If you go to Tavern, get reservations. It can get busy and its easier to make special seating requests in advance.

          2. 3 Square. We took our baby there all the time at that age and still do. Fits what you describe perfectly.

            3 Square Cafe
            1121 Abbot Kinney Blvd, Venice, CA 90291