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Jul 15, 2009 07:52 AM

Baby friendly in Boston?

My dad will be visiting from the California in August and we are heading to Boston for a daytrip. I'm looking for a cool/funky/interesting/delicious place for lunch that is also fairly baby friendly and not too pricey! Any recommendations?

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    1. If pizza is okay, Picco in the South End is a good option. Excellent pizza and salads, a few pasta and sandwich options, decent beer/wine menu, and homemade ice cream. It's a pleasant space and it's bustling so you won't have to worry about the baby getting fussy. Nice area to walk around in afterward.

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      1. re: bear

        Thanks! Sounds like a great option!

      2. China Pearl (or one of the other dim sum houses) is very baby-friendly, funky for those who don't get it regularly, fun and affordable. Have been taking my kids there since they were old enough to sit in a highchair and they still love it.

        1. We take our 19 month old daughter lots of places. What neighborhood(s) will you be visiting on your day trip and where will you be coming in from? And what would you characterize as "cool/funky/interesting"?


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          1. re: BJK

            We will be driving down from Portland and plan to hit the aquarium. We haven't decided quite yet what neighborhoods to hit but are open to any and all! My dad used to live in Jamaica Plain so I imagine we will stop in there. I suppose cool/funky/intersting to me means an exciting menu, something you wouldn't find everyday? I'm not really looking for soup, salad, sandwich...that kind of thing. Something ethnic and fabulous perhaps? Sorry to be a little vague and ambiguous, I haven't had the fortune to dine in Boston much and I am not sure what to expect! Thanks!

            1. re: mhartley

              If you end up in JP for lunch, what about El Oriental de Cuba for cuban food? Your dad might want to take a trip down memory lane and go to Doyles, but of course that is just pub food.


          2. I love Sel de la Terre, it's right by the aquarium, and it's definitely baby friendly - but I'm not sure it fits the cool/funky/interesting qualification. Certainly delicious...