Laid back dark and somewhat depressing watering hole in Kips Bay serving bar food and bbq. OK but nothing to write home about…best thing about it is its proximity to the movie theatre.
|Address:||540 2nd Ave @ 30th St|
|Area:||Kips Bay, Murray Hill|
|Hours:||M-Th 11:30AM – 11PM
F 11:30AM – 12AM
Sat 12PM – 12AM
Sun 12PM – 11PM
|Room Around Tables For Stroller:||YES|
|Accessible (No Stairs):||YES|
|Double Stroller Friendly:||YES|
|Half Portions Available:||NO|
|Changing Table Men’s:||NO|
|Changing Table Women’s:||NO|
Not for toddlers, ok for babies or little kids. No booster seats so tough if your toddler hates a highchair and can’t reach the table without a booster.
Best for lunch or early dinner.
Sippy Cup Rating:
(2.5 / 5)
I don’t have that much to say about the Waterfront Ale House other than it’s decent and served the purpose of getting a quick bite before Sunny went into major meltdown territory. After seeing Alvin and The Chipmunks Sunny and I walked down the street and decided to give this old local haunt a try….as did a few other families leaving the theatre. The service was pretty good although our waitress seemed irritated with life in general. That said I did appreciate her bringing out Sunny’s chicken fingers right away (I ordered a burger which took much longer). She also gave Sunny her juice in a styrofoam cup with a lid and straw because no one needs a spill! There is a lot of room to maneuver a stroller or double stroller to the back of the restaurant which features tables and a couple booths. The front has only hightops.
- Down the street from Kips Bay movie theatre, it’s a convenient restaurant within walking distance
- The chicken fingers have an odd tempura-like texture. Sunny liked them but I could see pickier “chicken-finger purists” saying “no-way jose”
One More Thing….
Now that Sunny is 3 we’ve started seeing movies together again which is fun, even if they are at 10:30am! We used to go when she was only 2 months old to the few theatres that offer designated mommy screenings. Basically moms can see a NEW movie, babies in tow. Breastfeeding is not a problem…nor is crying (although most babies end up sleeping). The volume is quieter than a normal theatre and babies were free!
Check them out here:
- Cry Baby Matinees – Upper East Side
- Rattle and Reel – Lower East Side @ Landmark Sunshine Cinema 143 East Houston St
- Hawks with Babies – Williamsburg BK @ Nitehawk Cinema 136 Metropolitan Ave