hopefully i will be spared any mean baby bashing since i know this is a topic of some controversy. i have a 7-month old. he is usually very well behaved out in public (and he generally loves restaurants), but of course he is a baby, and he is ultimately unpredictable. i do not usually take him to fancy / upscale restaurants, though i do take him to cafes and cheap ethnic places in my neighborhood.
anyhow, it's my sister's birthday. i want to take her somewhere really nice for dinner with some friends. it's a once a year thing. a babysitter is not an option that evening for many logistical reasons. my husband will be there, so one of us can take the baby for a walk outside if he gets noisy.
i'm thinking of applewood, open to other ideas. need someplace where i can come with a baby and not feel uncomfortable / hostility from other diners. something nice and delicious but not too snobby obviously.