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Oct 8, 2008 12:40 PM

Child-friendly in Worcester

HI all. I'm looking for a place for lunch and/or dinner where we would be able to bring our fairly well-behaved 4 and 7 year old children for a meal in Worcester. No chains, please.

I've searched the board but don't see anything specific. Any recommendations would be much appreciated.

Thank you!

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  1. Any preference for type of cuisine? Via Italian Table is very good and they have a "better than the usual" kids menu. Here is the link:

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    1. re: Science Chick

      Thanks for the link; I'll definitely check it out. We're pretty open. My kids can find stuff they like be it Indian, Italian, Japanese, etc. Just good food without pretension (and hopefully a place where mommy can get a nice glass of wine :)

      1. re: Science Chick

        Thanks for the recommendation! We went to VIA and everyone had a great time. It was a beautiful evening, we sat outside. Everyone loved their food and my kids weren't out of place. It was perfect; thank you!

      2. If you're looking a bit upscale, the Sole Proprietor is a good place (with its own kids' menu). Although it is a small local chain, we have found that Picadilly Pub (on Shrewsbury St. and in Auburn) offers good value and decent food for the kiddies and the adults. Any diner in Worcester is also a good place to bring a child (for lunch and, in some cases, dinner).

        For Japanese, try Sakura Toyko on Park Ave -- my older kid loves the Teppanyaki tables (and the chicken tempura). Most of our Chinese restaurants (Ping's Garden, Nancy Chang) are also kid-friendly. My older kid also loves the pizza at the Corner Grille on Pleasant Street (thin, NYC style pizza you can roll-n-eat).