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Dining with a baby suggestions

PrettyPlaty Jan 13, 2010 01:11 PM

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. janetms383 RE: PrettyPlaty Jan 13, 2010 01:19 PM

    What area?

    1. goodhealthgourmet RE: PrettyPlaty Jan 13, 2010 01:36 PM

      assuming from your profile that you want something convenient to MDR, have a look at the following thread. several good suggestions in SM & Brentwood:
      http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/627334

      1. PrettyPlaty RE: PrettyPlaty Jan 13, 2010 01:46 PM

        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. westsidegal RE: PrettyPlaty Jan 13, 2010 08:46 PM

          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
          http://www.anticapizzeria.net/mdr/ind...

          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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            maudies5 RE: westsidegal Jan 13, 2010 09:26 PM

            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.

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              AAQjr RE: maudies5 Jan 13, 2010 10:01 PM

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

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            QualityMart RE: PrettyPlaty Jan 14, 2010 08:30 PM

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

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

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              JPomer RE: PrettyPlaty Jan 15, 2010 11:30 AM

              don't know if Los Feliz is too far, but Mexico City on Hillhurst, early - around 6 - is always packed with parents and toddlers/babies. Also BLD

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                jkao1817 RE: PrettyPlaty Jan 15, 2010 01:18 PM

                How about Cafe del Ray????

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