About

Out With Baby 

There are many things to consider when dining out. If you are bringing a baby, those considerations multiply. Out With Baby is here to give you peace of mind when heading out with your baby. I post reviews about all of my culinary adventures with Victoria, but I also invite you to review your favorite restaurants based on a number of factors of baby friendliness to help equip parents with the tools they need to bring baby anywhere. No high chair? No problem.

 

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Victoria

Victoria was born on May 24th, 2014. I was out to lunch with her and my husband on June 3rd.Victoria loves food and people and we have a great time. Going to a place for the first time, especially in major cities, can be nerve-wracking. Will there be a changing table? Will they bring food fast? Will they have a high chair? Will they have a place for the stroller? Out With Baby exists to use Victoria’s experiences as well as those of moms everywhere to eliminate some of the the guesswork and anxiety of taking a young child out to dinner. I have also found great tools to help make all places accessible to people with babies and make these known in the “Be Prepared” section of the site.

 

Reviews

Our featured Victoria reviews are how this site started and evaluate restaurants based on factors we believe to be most crucial when considering dining out with baby. These are the same factors we allow you, the user, to rate to calculate an overall baby friendliness rating. You can find out more about them below. Please note that just because places may have a 3 star rating doesn’t mean you should skip them – it just means they aren’t the be all and end all of baby friendly (possibly no changing table, kids menu or crayons). And, since we focus on baby-friendly, we are just informing you where they stand on the spectrum. Rest assured, though, we still have lots of fun at places with 2 and 3 stars as long as we come equipped with the items in the Be Prepared section and some snacks.

  1. Atmosphere: Is the restaurant light and casual or dark and trendy or anywhere in between?
  2. Baby Extras: Cool straw cups, crayons, etc.
  3. Baby-Friendly Food: Is the menu generally kid-friendly, which I define to be containing simple, somewhat bland and often soft foods. Yum.
  4. Changing Table: Is there a place to put that awesome portable changing pad?
  5. High Chairs: Does the restaurant supply them? If not, it doesn’t have to be a deal breaker. Check out our Be Prepared page for more on that.
  6. Likelihood of Seeing Other Babies: If you are likely to have the only baby in the joint, we let you know. If that affects your decision is up to you.
  7. Service: Will there be immediate and baby friendly food or should you bring something to tide junior over?
  8. Stroller Accessibility Parking: Can you get it in the door and is there a place to stash it if you don’t want to use it as a high chair?
  9. Stroller Possible At Table: Can you use it as a high chair?
  10. Tables for 3+: Is there room for a family of 3+ or is it mainly geared toward couples?
  11. Victoria’s Favorites (Only Our Reviews): Because we think everything she does is interesting! Also because it gives you a sense of the food available.

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