Best of Boston

BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant

2014 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Flatbread Company at Sacco's Bowl Haven


Since 2010, this renovated candlepin bowling alley/pizza joint has been winning adult fans with its craft brews, locally distilled spirits, and expertly fired pies. But it’s also a magnet for families, with its roomy booths, tables that can be easily… read more»

2013 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Flatbread Company


If you’re a parent, you know the challenge: You want to take the kids out for a meal they’ll enjoy, but you’d also like to enjoy it yourself. Allow us to suggest the Flatbread Company, a lively organic pizzeria built… read more»

2012 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant



All too often, pleasing kids’ palates means sacrificing a small part of their souls to mass-produced chicken fingers. Thankfully, the charred yet chewy wood-fired pizzas (not to mention the decadent brownie sundae) at this eatery will thrill the pickiest pint-size… read more»

2008 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant, Brunch



Aiming for a hip, artsy clientele (and thus perhaps not overly thrilled with this honor), the Beehive is nonetheless a great place to bring little droolers on a Sunday morning. The chopped pineapple and melon side (a.k.a. fruit cup) and… read more»

2008 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant, Upscale

Eastern Standard


Out in public, and especially out at the city’s better restaurants, you want as few people as possible to notice when your princeling starts whacking his silverware together or gleefully tossing sugar packets onto the floor. Luckily, the popular Kenmore… read more»

2007 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant, Upscale

Sel de la Terre


For moms and dads who simply can’t bear Ronald McDonald’s plastic leer any longer, this French bistro is a godsend. A menu pour les enfants features beignets de poulet (chicken fingers) and tartine au fromage fondu (grilled cheese) with mounds… read more»

2007 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant, Brunch



Though the menu incorporates tot pleasers like a Kobe mini burger and glasses of eminently slurpable banana milk, Toro doesn’t exactly break out the crayons and coloring books for its brunch service. For certain parents—specifically, those who secretly miss their… read more»

1998 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Full Moon


Finally, a place where parents and toddlers can dine near each other— if not with each other— in peace. There’s a cozy play space with a toddler-eye-level blackboard, dollhouse, and trucks. You get the crab cakes with aioli and organic… read more»