Best of Boston

BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant

2013 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant

Flatbread Company

Somerville

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»

2009 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant
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Summer Shack

Cambridge

Talk about knowing your audience. With its giant bucket of crayons on the hostess stand and army of highchairs standing at the ready, this seafood favorite not only welcomes tots with open arms—there’s even a balloon sculptor and free sundaes… read more»

2008 BEST Kid-Friendly Restaurant, Brunch
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Beehive

Boston

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
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Eastern Standard

Boston

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

Boston

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

Toro

Boston

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

Cambridge

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»