Best of Boston

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 of pommes frites. At brunch, brioche French toast with berries and baskets of fresh pastries will sate and soothe the hungriest toddler. Plus, the service ranks high with frazzled parents: Be it highchair requests or spill mop-ups, the waiters behave like saints.

255 State St., Boston, 617-720-1300,