Looking for good dinner, but have small children
I am looking for a place in Fairfield County where I can get decent food when I have my granddaughter ( aged 4) with me. She is quite well behaved ( I would immediately take her out if she wasn't) but it would be nice if the place was child-friendly, i.e. good kids menu or possibility of ordering a small plate, booster chairs etc. Neither she or I eat fast food or the equivalent and she enjoys some grown-up food as long as it is fairly plain - grilled chicken, rice, broccoli, salad etc. Thanks.
boxcar cantina in greenwich is very family friendly but the food is pretty decent for mexican and the environment is lively.
kit's thai Kitchen in Stamford would be good, I think. I take my four little tykes there with me (they are ages 6, 4, 2, and 1) and they accommodate just fine. They have noodle and rice dishes that aren't spicy...
None of these places are *fabulous*, food-wise, but I think all are perfectly acceptable and would be fine for a child. All are in Greenwich:
Bella Nonna - red sauce Italian and pizza
Pomodoro - ditto
Boxcar Cantina - mexican; arrive early or you won't get a table
Thataway Cafe - salads, sandwiches, etc
City Limits Diner (Stamford) - upscale diner
Those are all good suggestions. It's too bad I don't live very close to Greenwich since those all sound like good options. I will try them if I am over there, (I live in Wilton) and Kit's Thai Kitchen is definitely a more viable option. I like their food and the little ones also like Thai food as long as it is not too spicy. Thanks.
You didn't mention budget so I'm sticking to moderately priced suggestions.
Centro in Greenwich and Darien is very child friendly, but offers reasonably decent food for adults. Same goes for Asiana, Penang and Elm Street Oyster House in Greenwich. Of course, kid central is Abis for the hibachi style show. Depends on your tolerance for noise. Boxcar is nice, but also very loud.
Paci is not a kid's place. I really don't think the other diners would appreciate a child when they're paying these prices.
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