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Jul 1, 2010 07:24 PM

Can I bring a kid to Recette?

She's pretty well-behaved but I try to limit her dining to loudish places so we don't disturb everyone around us. Should I get a sitter? Thanks.

328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

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  1. "Pretty well-behaved"??. Yet you need a loud place to drown her out? Doesn't sound so well-behaved to me. In any case, Recette is not loud and I have not seen any children there. Probably not a good idea.

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    1. re: rrems

      We had dinner there for the first this past Saturday evening -- a 9:30 reservation-- and with about 60% of the tables occupied, I found the noise level to be very high though not insane. I know you've been there often, so I'd love to know when you've found the place "not loud." The food was delicious, so we will go back.

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    2. I am inclined to say yes, as Recette is quite casual, but is there any chance you can tell us whether she's one or ten years old?

      328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

      1. I brought a 7 year old to Eleven Madison Park not long ago...and it was a delightful experience for everyone. It really depends on the kid. How old is the kid in question?

        Eleven Madison Park
        11 Madison Ave., New York, NY 10010

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        1. re: gutsofsteel

          When we had dinner at Marea a few weeks ago, there was an infant in a carriage at one of the tables not far from ours. They were there when we arrived at 10:30, and they (six diners) were still there when we left at around midnight. It was kind of odd seeing a carriage alongside a table, but not a peep from that baby while we were there.

        2. bring a kid anyplace you like. except the strip club or a bar

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          1. re: thew

            I actually think a bar is fine if you are eating and not just drinking. They do it all over Europe.

            1. re: princeofpork

              i meant a drinking establishment. not a place with food

          2. She is just about two and doesn't make a lot of noise. However, I try to be respectful of those around us, who don't necessarily want to hear a kid babbling when dining. She goes out with us a lot - Barbuto, Locanda Verde, and ABC Kitchen are recent venues - and, if dining with her, we'll eat at 6:30 or 7. If Recette and casual and kind of loud, I think we'll bring her.

            Locanda Verde
            377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013

            328 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10014

            ABC Kitchen
            35 E 18th St, New York, NY 10003