Downtown Calgary toddler-friendly
- alau2 Nov 16, 2011 07:43 PM
I haven't posted here for a while because we had a baby and moved to Van. But we're returning for a weekend and I'm eager to try some of the new places that opened. Problem is they need to have a high chair avail. My toddler is very well-behaved so I'm not worried about menu or atmosphere.
I had Modern Milk and Home Tasting Room on my list but they don't offer high chairs. I also have eye on Borgo and Ox/Angela. But are there any new, innovative places I should try?
We'll be staying downtown so would like to stick to around there/inner city.
Home Tasting Room
110 8th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 1B3, CA
Have you considered Taste, near Hotel Arts? Small shared plates. My friend said it was good. Also, Blue Star Diner in Inglewood for breakfast/brunch. Not sure about the high chair situation for either spot.
I wasn't that impressed with Ox & Angela. Drinks & service were great. 3 out of 4 apps were good (ceviche & corn dip were GREAT), mains were meh. I would only go back to eat on the bar side so I could get apps & drinks. Having said that, I don't think they would have high chairs.
Blue Star Diner
809 1 Ave NE, Calgary, AB T2E 0C1, CA
Not 100% sure they have high chairs but Blue Star is definitely kid-friendly--lots of tots there when I went for lunch with my MIL. You could definitely put a portable tie-on booster on their chairs. We have one of these that lasted through our kids and is still in use when friends with toddlers visit: http://www.sears.ca/product/fisher-pr... It folds, it's adjustable and fits in a reusable shopping bag.
Wurst is family friendly and I know they have high chairs (the upstairs dining room.) Borgo also has high chairs and is family oriented. I was seated next to a few tables with kids last night, in fact. Ox & Angela is pretty adult - not positive, but pretty sure they would not have high chairs.
Another factor for you: Wurst takes reservations and Borgo does not.
Go buy one of those portable high chair things that strap to the chair in the restaurant. We had one that inflated (sort of) and it was really small & could fit in a large purse.
We took our almost-2-year-old to Borgo and had a fine time with it. They were quick to grab the highchair and the service was fast (we got there about 5pm). The family style approach works well with a toddler, I think.