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Restaurant near the Ritz for excellent food with a baby

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We're going to a wedding at the Ritz over Labor Day weekend. Would love to go out for an excellent meal within walking distance with our 2 month old. Basically somewhere we can show up at 5:30 and if she cries, it isn't the end of the world. Would love some Mediterranean fare or seafood, especially if there are good oysters.

Thanks!

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  1. The Sansom street oyster house is right around the corner.
    http://oysterhousephilly.com/

    1. The Oyster House is great. We often see children and babies there. Can't beat the oysters! It's no longer called the "Sansom Street Oyster House" - there is one by that name over near Univ of Penn, that's not the one you want. This one is on Sansom St. between 15th and 16th Sts. No reservations.

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      1. re: sylviag

        The oyster house by Penn is Doc Magrogan's Oyster House; however, it is on Sansom.

        I'll third Oyster House. We've taken our daughter, and they were very accommodating. Of course, common sense always dictates with a young child, but generally speaking, highly recommended.

        1. re: Boognish

          The Oyster House is great for seafood and good with kids. A safe bet with excellent, really fresh seafood.

          My only gripe with OH is that their current pastry chef is not as talented as their previous one. But still a great place to go!

      2. Another recommendation for OH.

        One other option would be Parc in Rittenhouse Square, where I have had very good oysters and since it's a large, open-concept type of restaurant crying babies wouldn't be a problem. I have brought my two toddlers' and a friend's there, and probably was a menace to society but never felt as such. ;)