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  • Becky Jun 28, 2004 04:29 PM
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I'm looking for the kind of restaurant that a little kid just can't stop talking about--the food should be good, the atmosphere fun, and have some special quality. It should not be a chain.

Any ideas?

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    TrishUntrapped

    Rosy Tomorrow's in Danbury....?

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    1. re: TrishUntrapped

      We've taken him to Rosy Tomorrow's; he enjoyed it, but he is still a little young to let him really explore the "stuff" all around the restaurant.

      Good suggestion--we haven't been back there in a while.

    2. My kids were each bowled over by their first visit to an hibachi-style Japanese restaurant. (There are many in CT.) They loved all the corny theatrics (the chefs usually play up to the kids), and even sharing a large hibachi table with strangers was somehow intriguing to them. And the food is usually pretty fresh and decent, if predictable. This is a good way to feed a birthday group, too. The kids can take a whole table and get silly and a little loud without bothering anyone. (The fan drowns them out!) Of course if the child in question has already been to this type of place, it won't have the same charm.

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      1. re: MommaJ

        He's been to hibachi, and he loves it! He loves the theatrics, as you mentioned, and he is a three year old in love with sushi, so it is a perfect match for him. I'm just trying to find some place we've never been to take him for his birthday.

      2. There is Trackside Pizza in Wallingford. It's a little brickoven pizza/calzone/mainstream italian place that makes darn good pizzas. The thing is, the restaurant is a reconditioned trolley car, complete with advertising, seats etc!! It's also, as the name suggests, right alongside railroad tracks and you will see one or more Antrak trains go by during your meal if you are lucky. The owners know the schedule, so you may want to call ahead.

        It's reasonably priced and kids love it!

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        1. re: Zina

          This sounds perfect, thanks!

        2. There is a great pizza place in Old Lyme that was my friend's favorite place to eat growing up because they have trains everywhere, and a really cool train set with funny, wacky scenery. I can't remember what it's called, but it's right by an old train station. The pizza's good, too.

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          1. re: AppleSister

            the restaurant you are thinking of is pizzaworks, next to the train station in old saybrook. the pizza is pretty good and so are the salads.

            1. re: AppleSister

              the restaurant you are thinking of is pizzaworks, next to the train station in old saybrook. the pizza is pretty good and so are the salads.

              1. re: AppleSister

                Yep Pizza Works. Try their BBQ Chicken Pizza. Delicious.