“I like good food and I have an x-month old baby – where can I eat that will be high quality but we’ll have space” Quote unquote.
A bit of personal history; For almost 50 years we’ve eaten out with our children and grand-children in Paris whether they have been 3 months, 3 years, 5 years, 9 years, etc, etc, old. While we have accommodated to their age-specific interests (coloring books, stickers, jump-ropes, mobile devices, etc.) we’ve never suffered from bad food because of them. That said, we’ve also not gone to starred places, instead choosing more informal sites, often with some terrace or sidewalk space(s). So here are some suggestions:
Spring. I know the answer here because I described a situation to Chef Daniel Rose where a young couple and baby were asked to squeeze into a telephone booth sized table at another restaurant and I asked him what he’d do at Spring – Answer: “We’d find a way.”
Felicity Lemon (lots of poussettes the times I’ve been as well as a roomy alley out front.)
Jeanne B. Ditto for the strollers, plus it is or at least was when it opened, a neighborhood Montmartrois joint, not a destination place.
Pirouette is spacious and has all that space outside as well which in summer is ideal for letting loose.
Clandestino sends out waves of friendliness and bonhomie to young couples.
Terroir Parisien couldn’t be more down to earth = terroir, it’s called that for a reason.
Comme Chez Maman has the atmosphere of “we’ll do anything to make our customers happy.”
Le 6 Paul Bert is another place that exudes openness.
L’Auberge Flora ditto
Florial is so goofy and hipstery and Bobo-y it just sings “Come in”
What’s the common thread here? I think it’s that the places themselves give off the air of informality. I mean “air” not that they are. For instance, Spring’s food, napery, service etc., are very adult, but you get a sense you’re not being judged on which way you cut your meat.