Best of Boston

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 carefree nights out at places like Toro—that’s part of the charm. They get to enjoy a midday meal in an atmosphere that, if more laid-back than the frothy vibe that takes over the restaurant during the dinner shift, is pleasantly grownup. And so long as they get there shortly after the doors open at 10:30 a.m. (not a problem, thanks to the little early risers!), they’ll likely be seated right away, sparing Junior the risk of suffering a class 5 meltdown while the family waits for a table.

1704 Washington St., Boston, 617-536-4300,