Over July 4 and the following week, my wife and I will be going to Pittsburgh for our very first trip with the baby. We always make restaurants the centerpiece of any vacation, but yeah, we're now parents. He'll turn seven months old during the trip, so no participating in our meals -- he'll be sitting there in his massive, all-terrain stroller.
Here's the good news. The in-laws will be driving in from Michigan to join us for a couple days of the trip, which will free us up to enjoy some baby-free dining. I was thinking Grand Concourse on the 5th -- they'll be with us on the 4th, too, but unfortunately, I don't think our heavy Independence Day schedule will allow us time for an elaborate dinner.
For the other days, can anyone recommend some good places where we'd be comfortable with our kid? I don't want to sacrifice quality for convenience, if possible -- just places where we won't be death-stared out of the dining room and can easily skip out for a couple of laps around the block if he starts crying. Also, places that are good for early dinners, because baby has a strict 8:30 bedtime. I was hoping to use dinner as an excuse to see East Carson Street on the 6th (because we sure won't be going for the bars), and the 7th looks like it's shaping up to be a day to tour East Side neighborhoods -- Shadyside or something would be perfect.
I also heard somewhere that there was an exciting new restaurant opening up from some acclaimed chef, but I can't seem to find anything on that. Does that ring a bell? And would that be too baby-inappropriate?
Thanks for your help, everybody!
Grand Concourse Restaurant
100 W Station Square Dr Ste 1, Pittsburgh, PA 15219