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djdebs Jul 20, 2006 11:08 PM

I'm having dinner this weekend with a small group that includes a six-year-old. For someone who's six, she has a pretty sophisticated palate. In addition to grilled cheese, hot dogs and other basic kid food, she loves stuff like shrimp and veggies -- but other than California Rolls, she doesn't like food that's mixed together. Does anyone have thoughts about someplace that would be fun for kids and grownups? Sushi, maybe? Something near Silverlake/Los Feliz would be ideal. Thanks!

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    Slow Foodie RE: djdebs Jul 20, 2006 11:29 PM

    Perhaps Home on Los Feliz? The ownership has changed and the food is much improved although we get only carryout. They used to have a really cute room you could dine in with kids complete with sofas and a full toy box. It's not haute cuisine but decent upscale coffeeshop type fare.

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      Slow Foodie RE: djdebs Jul 20, 2006 11:29 PM

      Oops. Home is on Hillhurst, not Los Feliz Blvd.

      1. Chowpatty RE: djdebs Jul 20, 2006 11:33 PM

        Other possibilities are Il Capriccio or Farfalla, both have plenty of kid-friendly Italian dishes. My kids like Malo -- they're not very adventurous, but they like the carne asada tacos (without onions, of course) and the quesadilla.

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          alison RE: djdebs Jul 21, 2006 12:04 AM

          Everywhere in Los Feliz or Silver Lake is kid-friendly-there's TONS of kids over here !

          -San Sui (sushi)on Hillhurst
          -Chi Dynasty (Chinese)on Hillhurst (has a nice fish tank)
          -Dusty's on Sunset
          -Mexico City (food is not great-but Margarita's and Sangria!)

          Agree also w/ Chowpatty re : Malo & Farfalla.
          The service at Home can be slow (not what you want w/ a kid !).

          1. Chowpatty RE: djdebs Jul 21, 2006 12:27 AM

            I forgot about San Sui. My son quite liked their California Roll, and they have a good selection of cooked dishes, and a small patio.
            I've heard that Dusty's is painfully slow, but still haven't tried it.

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              OliveBelle RE: djdebs Jul 21, 2006 12:31 AM

              Dusty's is great and very kid-friendly. Some interesting wines too (for the grownups).

              Fred 62 isn't too fabulous for the adults, but it's solid fare and totally fine for kids.

              Otherwise, there's a new place not too too far from that neighborhood, down on Vine, called LOU. I went there with 3 kids once. Got there when they opened at 5 and it worked out great. They do small plates, with one that had different salamis that the kids liked a lot.

              1. Chowpatty RE: djdebs Jul 21, 2006 01:06 AM

                With all due respect, if I was at Lou trying to relax and enjoy a glass of wine and some salami and Stereolab and the people next to me had three kids, I would happily strangle them all. This is the kind of place I go to get away from my kids!

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                  carter RE: Chowpatty Jul 21, 2006 04:33 AM

                  Amen Patty - kids are anathema at wine bars! At that point, they are meant to be eaten!

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