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Brasserie Beck: Kid-friendly or No?

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anakalia Dec 13, 2012 08:02 AM

My husband and I were hoping to meet up with a couple visiting DC at Brasserie Beck for dinner this weekend -- but they have a son (around 2 yo, I think) and I'm second-guessing if that's a good idea, since I've never been there and don't know if they are a good place to go with a toddler.
Would I be better off somewhere else? I've seen Masa 14 or Rice mentioned on previous boards as good, kid-friendly options...

Thanks for the advice!

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  1. woodleyparkhound RE: anakalia Dec 13, 2012 08:35 AM

    I would say it would be OK if you go for a very early dinner - later in the evening, I'd say no.

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      Milocat1 RE: anakalia Dec 13, 2012 09:00 AM

      We had a large family gathering for brunch at Masa 14 (ten people, two under age 10) and it went great. It is loud, noisy and bustling. I think a two year old would fit in with no problem.

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        Elyssa RE: anakalia Dec 13, 2012 10:15 AM

        It's a pretty loud, boisterous restaurant, so in that case it would be fine with a 2 year-old. They do not have a kids menu though and depending on the child it might be hard for him to find something to eat. But otherwise I think it would be fine.

        I've never seen a child there myself (but I usually dine there at 8-9pm). I've also never seen a kid at Masa 14 though for that matter.

        Other places that might work: Bistro du Coin, Mintwood Place, or Jaleo.

        1. Bob W RE: anakalia Dec 13, 2012 10:44 AM

          I've only had lunch at BB, but Elyssa is right, that it's a big, loud place. Regarding the food, if the kid will eat frites, you should be ok. I've already forgotten what my kids ate when they were two!

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            Doh RE: anakalia Dec 13, 2012 06:10 PM

            We were there once when my child around 3 and the staff were very nice to us. I would say it's not "kid friendly" in the sense that they have crayons and high chairs, but if you have a well behaved kid and think the menu will work, then I would say it is family friendly.

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