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Bday dinner rec in West LA/Bev Hills/Santa Monica...with a 6.5 month baby.

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hi! It is my husband's birthday and I am looking for dinner recs for a Saturday night that is good for a 6.5 month baby. We would go early at 5:30 or 6pm. Price point: $20/plate or less. Fun/Good/trendy ambiance. West LA/Bev Hills/Santa Monica is ideal. Open to any kind of food. Thanks for any ideas!

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  1. Superba Snack Bar in Venice may work if you go right when they open at 5:30pm. Great food. They also now do take reservations.
    http://superbasnackbar.com

    1. Can't think of a more perfect place than FIG's at those early times. It wouldn't be too loud, they're accommodating as hell, and it'd be during happy hour (50% off errthang til 6 P.M.). In fact, I've been there under the exact conditions except for the bday part. They may even take your convertible stroller.

      Alternatively, both Stella Rossa and Pitfire Pizza are very kid friendly, as is Sycamore Kitchen, though none meets that trendy/posh criteria. Can't help w/ the West LA area.

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      1. re: TonyC

        Agree with Fig but I do believe that their 50% off specials have ended.
        http://www.figsantamonica.com

        1. re: wienermobile

          They still have it. Seating until 5:45 P.M. Wait, this is for a Saturday? Better check again.

          Superba's food is great; it's also great because the chef is always posting pictures of himself + his kid. The outdoor space lets an infant scream bloody murder if s/he wishes. However, Venice wasn't part of the geographic boundaries listed by OP. *shrug*

          1. re: TonyC

            "However, Venice wasn't part of the geographic boundaries listed by OP. "

            WLA includes Venice http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=h...

            1. re: Servorg

              Or, does not: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/West_Los...

              Definitely not: http://projects.latimes.com/mapping-l...

              Perhaps the next non-correction can also include a contribution? Within whatever the definition of "West LA"?

              Minimally, there ought to be a discussion of what kind of "loud" FIG will be sporting at Saturday 5:30 P.M. vs. Gusto and Red Med.

              1. re: TonyC

                Better not be loud at RM or you could get blasted on Twitter!

                1. re: Thor123

                  No one could tell if you were screaming, or not, with the ambient noise level in RM...so being loud is just normal conversation when dining there...

      2. Have some yummy okonomiyaki at Gottsui on Sawtelle Blvd.

        Mrs. J.L., myself & our Chowpup really enjoyed it!

        Bonus: Plenty of sights/sounds to stimulate the kiddo (& parents) just from on strolling around the super-happenin' Sawtelle area as well!

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        1. re: J.L.

          +1. Not trendy, but good and fun ambiance would apply, and it should be relatively stroller friendly (if you sit in the patio, perhaps?). And I also agree w/ the stroll around Sawtelle afterward (and maybe treating husband to some snow cream at Blockheads? Very crowded, though).

        2. At that hour, I think most restaurants are kid friendly, as long as they're open.
          A little more than $20 per plate, but I would go here:
          http://osteriadrago.com/index.php?act...
          Order family style and you will be close to your budget.

          1. Love the suggestions everyone! :)

            1. Porta Via in Beverly Hills is also lovely and will be very friendly to your baby.