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Oct 19, 2011 08:39 AM

L'Affaire est Ketchup with child in a stroller?

I read quite a few positive reviews of "L'Affaire est Ketchup" and would like to go. However, I want to make sure that I'm not doing something stupid. We'll have our son, who is in a stroller and is an easy-going baby, with us. We've taken him to very nice restaurants in New York, LA, Chicago, etc. and had no problems because he's so mellow and we're quick to remove him before he disrupts other diners. That said, not every restaurant is conducive to having a stroller sitting next to the table -- the restaurants can be too cramped sometimes. Is L'Affaire est Ketchup conducive to having a child in a stroller next to the table? Would we be better off going there for lunch, not dinner?

Thanks for your help...

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  1. While I've never been there, it does look like a very casual bistrot. My only concern is that, like most bistrot, the place seems tiny and the tables very close from each others.
    See for yourself:
    Probably the best thing to do is to give them a call to ask for a table where there is enough space for the stroller.

    1. Like Olemon said, the tables are quite close from each others. You're best bet would be to call and ask.

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      1. re: potap

        Thank you for your help -- what you're saying makes good sense. Another quick logistical question. Is this restaurant open for lunch? I was having some trouble finding that basic info online. Also, do you think we'd need reservations for lunch or dinner on a weekday in late November? It's not a tourist season by any stretch of the imagination, but this place is pretty small and locals could probably fill it up.

        Thanks again for your help...

        1. re: glutton

          According to Urbanspoon, they are open for lunch, but best to call to confirm and also ask about reservations.

          1. re: glutton

            It is open for lunch but they have only 25 places. The neighborhood is full of workers looking for a good, cheap place to eat for lunch. Seems like the place fills up very quickly. I'm not sure they take reservations but if they don't you could go past the "rush hour", around 1:00-1:30.

            1. re: Olemon

              I can confirm that they take reservations for lunch, but I would also suggest going after rush hour, would be easier to fit the stroller somewhere.