I have a question. I now have an 11 month old, and it's not just me and my husband heading out after work. In the past, my husband would join me on business trips to Manhattan, and we'd enjoy the restaurant scene. Now with the baby we can't just go.
Now it's all about logistics. I'm a little leary of having a hotel babysitter even for 2 hours (I know, I know, 1st child). I'm thinking if we took the subway (i.e. no carseat to hoist into a cab and hence no extra baggage) we could make it to places with just a stroller, and an umbrella one at that. I'm thinking, if we went early (say 5 or 5:30) our baby wouldn't be tired/fussy and we might miss the big dinner crowd. Ok, so if that would work, I can call restaurants and see if they allow kids. But I'd like some ettiquette counseling
My question for the Hecksher'd hounds here:
1.) Have you seen people bring young children (mine is less than a year) to such venues as Prime Grill, Solo, Tevere, etc? If so, what's the general feeling that you had (ie. was it "wow, I can't believe such a nice place allowed the baby" or did you notice that they had a booster seat or high chair. (I'm immune to poor treatment, sitting by kitchen if we get a good meal!)
2.) Any experiences from those who have little ones- places to avoid, etc.