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Celebration Restaurant that is kid friendly

shemp Jan 10, 2008 10:21 AM

Hi Hounds,

My wife is turning 40 and we are looking for a special, upscale restaurant in any price range where children (9 and 6) would be welcome. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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  1. Joanie Jan 10, 2008 11:03 AM

    Bristol Lounge is good for kids. They're closed for much of Jan., dates are posted elsewhere on the board. 6 and 9 shouldn't be too much of a problem in general, right? Maybe also Blue Room, Hammersley's, Union, Upstairs on the Square to throw a few other names out there.

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    1. re: Joanie
      mabelm4050 Jan 10, 2008 04:00 PM

      We took our kids, ages 6 & 7, for a special occasion to the Bristol and were very pleased (based on advice from this board). Staff, especially front desk, were very sweet to them. They are one of the few upscale restaurants that have a kids' menu, and it was quite extensive--went beyond the chicken fingers and mac and cheese.

    2. DavisSquare Jan 10, 2008 11:24 AM

      You know your kids best. If you think they can be well behaved, or you can escape with them to let off steam, they'd be welcome most anywhere that isn't a bar, and even lots of places that are. My main advice would be to dine early.

      The Blue Room is a good choice if the weather is fine since there's a large outdoor courtyard to escape to if running around is needed, and if the weather isn't good, it's big and can be loud enough to drown out kids.

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        chowfamily Jan 10, 2008 12:44 PM

        Sel de la Terre would also be a good choice, along with almost any place in Chinatown, where you can be as upscale as you wish to be!

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