For families, choosing where to eat out is always a challenge. It’s difficult to find a balance between good food and a kid friendly environment, and families often have to sacrifice one for the other. These five Boston restaurants provide diners with a happy medium. They pair quality food with a kid friendly atmosphere that will keep kids of any ages entertained, happy, and with full stomachs.
Aura at the Seaport Hotel
Seaport Hotel & World Trade Center, 1 Seaport Ln, Boston, MA 02210
For those who feel like they have to compromise quality, elegant dining for a kid friendly atmosphere, Aura at the Seaport Hotel proves otherwise. They offer a “Fine Dining Family Style” early evening Fridays for families before the usual dinner crowd arrives. There’s a designated play area for children to play in while waiting for their food so they don’t disrupt other guests and parents don’t have to spend their meal trying to entertain them. The children’s menu also goes farther than the traditional chicken nuggets and hot dogs. Along with offering quality food for adults, the restaurant offers quality dishes for children that will make trying new foods not scary for them.
Champions Sports Bar
110 Huntington Ave, Boston, MA 02116
For those with kids who are sports fanatics, Champions is the place to hit. With a display of over 40 flat screen TVs, your kid can catch the score of the game and will be entertained for the whole meal. Along with being able to enjoy sports, adults can also enjoy the 36 beers on tap, creative cocktails, and an all-American grill menu.
344 Huron Ave, Cambridge, MA 02138
This spot dedicates an entire area to toddlers and their play time. Adults can enjoy quality food, such as crab cakes, while children can play with the restaurant’s large amount of toys and games. Since this restaurant is often full, kids can interact with others and won’t have to play on their own. The menu is also very kid friendly, with everything a kid could dream of, from hot dogs to chocolate milk.
45 Day St, Somerville, MA 02144
Pizza is always a crowd pleaser! It’ll go over even better with your kids if they get to bowl while eating it. Flatbread Company not only offers awesome food and great pizza, but it’s also build around the candlepin lanes of Sacco’s Bowl Haven. While you’re sipping on local draft beers, your kids can sip on some rich chocolate milk while enjoying this New England sport.
50 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02115
This restaurant not only welcomes children guests, it encourages them. Don’t be intimidates by the fact that this is a seafood restaurant. The vibe of the restaurant is very casual and the menu is sure to have something that your kid will enjoy. Free ice cream sundaes and a balloon sculptor are offered on Sunday nights, and a bucket of crayons is always on display on the hostess stand. With all the fun your kids are having, you’ll almost forget that you have a menu of great seafood to choose from.