Will be in town in mid December with my wife and 6 year old son. We are all adventurous eaters. Looking for cool places to eat. And possibly drink a small craft brewed beer. Interested in all cuisines and breakfast, lunch and dinner possibilities.
Appreciate you help.
Your 6 year old might enjoy Roadhouse over the Publick House if you want to imbibe in some craft beer(s). Same owners.
Zaftig's on Harvard Ave serves delicious Deli-style food. It's a great place to go for lunch and there's a playground right next door if it's warm enough for your son to want to run around outside.
Publick House for a Belgian-inflected brew pub.
Sichuan Garden for Sichuan style cookery
Brookline Family Restaurant for Turkish comfort food (i.e. Middle Eastern with a twist)
Shanghai Gate just over the border in Allston for good Shanghai cookery
Clear Flour Bakery for fine baguettes, croissants and breads
And many other honorable alternatives as noted in the thread .
204 Harvard Ave, Allston, MA 02134
Brookline Family Restaurant
305 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445
Clear Flour Bread Bakery
178 Thorndike St, Brookline, MA 02446
295 Washington St, Brookline, MA 02445
1648 Beacon St, Brookline, MA
Japonaise Bakery is very good for Asian pastries & tea or coffee. Taberna de Haro is on the other side of the street and offers great tapas. Zaftigs is always a good bet for sandwiches, breakfast, etc.