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Looking for Chowish eats in Boston with a baby

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We'll be visiting Boston next week with our 14-month old. We're staying at Stuart and Charles, just south of the Boston Common. We're looking for good eats within walking distance of our hotel, and also within walking distance of the attractions that we plan to visit: the NE Aquarium, the Children's Museum, and the Science Museum. Low cost but chowish places would be ideal, but we also would love your recs for mid-range and upscale restaurants that might be child-friendly early in the evening (before 6pm). And your favorite family-friendly North End Italian is appreciated!

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  1. The Bristol Lounge, in the Four Season Hotel a block from where you are staying, is a good choice for a very nice upscale casual lunch. I've been going there with my daughter since she was a newborn. Although it's a fancier lunch place, the tables are well spaced, so you're less likely to disturb others.

    1. Antico Forno may be good for kids - there were loads of them there when I was there last. Oh and great food too.

      1. I have been to the bristol with friends and kids. I think the bristol is by far the most accomodating restaurant. the food is great also, but i don't think i have ever been to a more kid friendly place, which doesn't feel like a chucky cheese :)

        1. I always think dim sum is a great kid-friendly way to go. Have been taking my kids to China Pearl since they were tiny babies. There's been lots of discussion on the board about which dim sum place rates the best... so do a search, but it's fast, easy, noisy... and no one cares if the baby throws a little food on the floor! :)

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          1. re: fullbelly

            The dim sum idea is excellent. My favorite dim sum place is Chau Chow City; when I lived in Boston, the wait was not as long as at China Pearl, and the food was less greasy.

          2. Our favorite family-friendly place in the area is Jasper White's Summer Shack (in Cambridge). Great casual seafood and a fun environment for kids- we've taken our infant son there numerous times.