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Jul 11, 2008 10:18 AM

Frontera Grill...where can I bring my kids?

I am a Chicago native but moved away 10 years ago and am now coming back for the first time next week with husband and kids (5 and 3). Since I could never afford to eat at a decent restaurant when I last lived in Chicago, I'd really like to hit some good places (but not Charlie Trotter level) while we're in town. For better or worse, we'll have our kids with us. They are pretty well behaved, but I just am not one of those people who risks other patrons' meals at 5 star restaurants by bringing my kids there :)

We are staying at the DoubleTree off Mag Mile but will go anywhere to eat. I want to avoid the Ed Debevics and Rain Forest Cafes of the world. Would love to try Frontera Grill but not sure if it's okay with kids - maybe for lunch? Any other suggestions? I am considering Greektown as well.....

Is Cafe Iberico around and is it still any good? How about a good Italian place????

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  1. Ive done lunch @ Frontera with our young daughter. No problems. I have found that most restaurants, and fellow diners are more forgiving of children, and the things they do at lunch vs dinner.

    enjoy your trip back to Chicago.

    1. There are often a good number of children at Frontera's Saturday brunch--they cause no problems and seem to have a good time. If you arrive before 11am there's usually little or no wait. The menu includes some of the restaurant's standard lunch items and also breakfast items (including excellent egg dishes) that are available only at brunch