Bday Dinner for a 9 year old near Universal Studios
We are taking my girlfriend's 9 year old daughter to Universal Studios for her birthday. We'd like to take her somewhere nearby afterwards for dinner. Does anyone have any recommendations for a non-chain restaurant with a kid-friendly menu. She really likes desserts, so a good dessert menu is a must.
It may be a little too fancy but try Ca Del Sole. Their menu is on the website, so you can judge for yourself. Really great Italian food and desserts - I've had the tiramisu and banana desserts and both were great. Service is such that whenever I have gone, they are very amenable to making whatever you want however you want (assuming they are physically able to), so even though they don't have a kid's menu, they could probably whip up a regular spaghetti & meatballs for her.
There's also Miceli's, which is sort of like Buca di Beppo. Their desserts are, in my opinion, just good enough, nothing spectacular or anything. This is a more 'fun' atmosphere than Ca Del Sole.