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Dinners in SF with foodie toddler

That sounds amazing, thanks for the recommendation! I've added it to our lunch list.

Dec 08, 2014
drs444 in San Francisco Bay Area

Dinners in SF with foodie toddler

Thank you all for your thoughts and recommendations! After discussing dining options some more, we have decided that we're probably going to skip Italian places, as we have plenty of amazing Italian in NY. So I have made a few revisions:

Foreign Cinema
Zuni Cafe
Bar Crudo
Chez Panisse Cafe
Commonwealth

Any thoughts or additions?

Many thanks!

Dec 08, 2014
drs444 in San Francisco Bay Area

Dinners in SF with foodie toddler

Okay, sounds a bit ridiculous, but there it is... it's basically our first trip to SF (from NY) the first week of January and we are trying to plan our dinners. We'll be with our 2-year-old who is well-behaved and used to eating out all the time (and loves all food). What do you think of this list, and are there replacements/additions you would recommend? We're staying near Union Square but happy to walk/take public transport.

Locanda
Bar Crudo
Delfina
Zuni Cafe
Bar Agricole

plus Yank Sing for one lunch, not sure about the other lunches yet.

Thanks for the help!

Dec 04, 2014
drs444 in San Francisco Bay Area

Montreal dining for 2 year old's birthday

Thanks hungryann, we're lucky, in that generally as long as he's eating, he's happy!

Lawyergirl77, happy birthday to your son! I just wanted to note one point - most of the restaurants we went to (including L'Orignal and Au Cinquième Péché) didn't have high chairs. Whenever that happens we use a Totseat chair harness on a regular chair, which works really well (and keeps him in the chair for the meal).

Montreal dining for 2 year old's birthday

Thank you all for your excellent suggestions. I wanted to stop by and give a report of what we ended up doing, which was just perfect - we had a fantastic time in Montreal.

On our first night we went to L'Orignal, which was wonderful - even better than our first meal there a few years ago. The menu was fantastic and the food was all delicious, with very friendly service.

The next day was our son's birthday, and we celebrated with gorgeous pastries at Christian Faure. We loved the spacious and nice seating area, and their coffee was excellent. For dinner that night we went to Au Cinquième Péché, a perfect choice - incredible food, very friendly staff and a lively atmosphere. They even sent out a yummy almond cake with fresh strawberries and sorbet with a sparkler to celebrate.

Liverpool House was our next night's dinner, and it was even better than I expected - really cute place, friendly service, and very good food. Rabbit and mustard croquettes were a big hit with the little guy.

On Sunday we went to Damas (Pied de Cochon never returned my call about a reservation, not cool). I'm very glad we did - the food was so good, and a perfect counterpoint to all the traditional, meaty, steaky fare of the past few days. We especially loved the fattoush salad and the clementine-beet salad.

And the perfect way to end our trip before going home was a return to Maison Christian Faure, this time for croissants and coffee. And because we had to try it, we also got post-breakfast cupcakes at Les Glaceurs, which were delicious. It's important to have breakfast dessert, after all.

Thanks again for all the help, and we look forward to visiting again soon!

Oct 22, 2014
drs444 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal dining for 2 year old's birthday

Looks delicious, thanks! Very convenient to our hotel as well.

Montreal dining for 2 year old's birthday

Thank you, looks delicious! We'll definitely give it a try.

Oct 10, 2014
drs444 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal dining for 2 year old's birthday

Thank you for the input! We had a great meal a few years ago at the pre-renovation version of the restaurant and are excited to try it now. It's great to know that it's child-friendly.

Oct 10, 2014
drs444 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Montreal dining for 2 year old's birthday

Thanks for the suggestions! I have made a reservation at Damas for the Sunday night in case we don't get a table at Pied de Cochon (waiting to hear back). I'd love to try Chasse et Peche or Filet, but I was also worried that they might be a bit too formal for the toddler, and also I ran out of nights... We'll definitely go to Patrice and may pick up a treat at Cocoa Locale when we're in that neighborhood.

Montreal dining for 2 year old's birthday

Hello, we're going to Montreal for 5 days (4 nights) in a couple weeks, and will be celebrating our almost-2 year old's birthday while we're there. He's well-behaved in restaurants and loves all food. We've been to Montreal once before in 2011 (we live in NYC) and loved all the places we ate (Garde Manger, L'Orignal, Pied de Cochon, Barocco). We're staying in Old Montreal but will travel for food.

I was thinking of these restaurants and was wondering whether you guys had any thoughts or other suggestions:

-Pied de Cochon
-L'Orignal (I hear it has just reopened after a remodel - any word on how the new menu is?)
-Liverpool House
-Au Cinquième Péché

Also, do you have any suggestions of a bakery or dessert place we can go to on our son's birthday for a tasty cupcake or piece of cake to celebrate?

Thanks in advance for your help!

Oct 06, 2014
drs444 in Quebec (inc. Montreal)

Baby's first birthday party - best 4" or 5" cakes?

Thanks! That might be cute, actually... I think I need to get the tape measure out and see what that looks like! Are their cakes good?

Sep 26, 2013
drs444 in Manhattan

Baby's first birthday party - best 4" or 5" cakes?

Thank you! I will certainly consider it if the small cake idea doesn't work out, but I thought the mini-cake visual would be even cuter (and I'm planning on taking lots of messy-baby + cake photos!).

Sep 26, 2013
drs444 in Manhattan

Baby's first birthday party - best 4" or 5" cakes?

I'd like to get a small 4" or 5" cake for my baby to eat with his hands (his first cake!) as well as a larger cake from the same bakery for the guests at his birthday party. Are there any bakery recommendations that do smaller cakes like that? All the bakeries I have been looking at (Tribeca Treats, Empire Cakes) have 6" cakes as their smallest size.

Thanks!

Sep 26, 2013
drs444 in Manhattan