Toddler Tuesdays at Sidedoor Corona Del Mar


Toddler Tuesdays at Sidedoor in Corona Del Mar

When you think of date night or dining at a nice restaurant the thought of kids isn’t usually the first thing that pops into your mind. But hopefully that will change after you read this post.

Last week my family and I dined at Sidedoor in Corona Del Mar for Toddler Tuesdays. Every Tuesday at 4:30pm  on the patio & garden families can dine together with other families while the kids frollick and play.

No more dirty looks from quieter diners or listening to people mutter under their breath. Side door has free stroller valet, a kid-approved $5 menu, special  mommy and daddy drinks, and an incredible menu. They set aside the whole patio for family night so you can dine without stress. 

Five Crowns SideDoor GardenPhoto Credit: Five Crowns / SideDoor.

We came around 7:30pm and absolutely loved the ambiance. It was dark and all of the candles were lit. However, the picture above is how it would look during the day.


Sidedoor Food and Drink

For starters, we had seared ahi and an avocado dip with seasoned pita chips. I loved how the portions were just the right size and still kept me wanting more after we finished them.


We also enjoyed some craft cocktails with our starters. They were solid and tasty.


The kids meals came out quickly and were served hot  and there is a good selection to choose from.


Where the grown up meals came we were in awe because the presentation of the meals at Sidedoor are amazing. My husband and son got the Charcutterie boards with various types of meat like pig heart and other types of exotic salamis. It even came with bread and butter.


I ordered the lamb chops and they were very accommodating with my lack of love for mushrooms. They offered to replace them with another item or just leave them off all together. The meat was very flavorful and tender.

Sidedoor Dessert


For dessert you can pick something decadent or light. I chose the Oreo cheesecake while my husband got the mixed berries. The kids each got a sundae!

I was very impressed with the quality of the food here as well as the incredible atmosphere. and our waitress was awesome! I am looking forward to coming back again and now I don’t have to stress if my babysitter cancels on date night!

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