7 adults, 4 small kids & Pasadena
Can anyone recommend a restaurant that would work for such a group? If the place has a private or semi-private area (given the young kids), even better.
As for types of food, we're open to anything, although probably nothing too exotic considering the young kids.
Price: Not really an issue, but price is probably self-limiting due to needing a place that will accommodate small children.
in no particular order, here is where we used to go with the krewe...(most of them 7 and under)
Il Fornaio mentioned below would place us in a remote corner, round table...let the games begin. Lots of bread and pasta...kid-tolerant.
Mijares- they have picnic-like bench big tables, and a heated patio(s) and are kid-friendly, beyond kid-tolerant...put it this way, everyone brings their kids and sometimes it resembles a modified playpen...but not Denny's. Mexican combo stuff and quesadillas or lots of rice for the LTOs (see below).
El Portal - same as above, tho food is better and atmosphere a bit more gentile, except the back room...they have a big back room where they generally "place" the families with an abundance of LTO's (Little Tiny Ones)
Panda Inn - pasteurized Chinese, but usually fresh and also food that is acceptable to LTO's...they had the benefit of small 10-15 person private dining rooms that had big round tables....the kids played in the room, underneath the table...those still crawling could be let loose without sending the waitstaff into a crazed response...it was our fall-back restaurant just because it was so user-friendly with the LTO's.
may the force be with you
Mijares, 145 Palmetto Drive, 1 block north of California, entrance on Pasadena Ave. Pasadena's oldest restaurant (1920), family friendly, great values, terrific food. The place where all of Pasadena's families go to!
We really enjoy Le Grande Orange!
Food is wonderful and the staff is amazing.
Not sure about a private room, but they do have a patio area if you want a semi-private area.
Check them out!