Best of Boston

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 Square brasserie has a dining room that’s plenty large and noisy enough to absorb such commotion. Order the refined mac and cheese and strawberry shortcake for the little one, and treat yourself to mustard-glazed salmon or house-made cavatelli. The absence of dirty looks will make everything more delicious.

528 Commonwealth Ave., Boston, 617-532-9100,