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Sep 21, 2009 01:10 PM

Family restaurant in Toronto with good food where they'll sing my 3 year old Happy Birthday?

Holy long title! Anyone have any ideas? Preferably in the west end...we're in Etobicoke.

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      1. The Old Spaghetti Factory for sure-great food and perfect for the kids bday.

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        1. re: Monkess

          Well, I wouldn't say "great food", by my standards. It may be perfect for a 3 year old's birthday, however.

          andrea185, maybe you could provide more details about the kinds of restaurants you like and what you don't like...

          1. re: Full tummy

            DH and I are open to pretty much anything, but the kiddo's are the problem...we've got the 3 year old and a 16 month old so we need a kids menu. We're not looking for anywhere fancy...just somewhere we can go for a nice family meal and the little one can have a good memory (for a couple of days anyways! Lol)

            1. re: andrea185

              You might try Ferrarro's on Eglinton west of Avenue. Italian with an emphasis on families. Lots of strollers, high chairs. Not sure if they have a kid's menu, but most people seem to do with the regular. You could also do things like plain no sauce, half portions, etc.

          2. re: Monkess

            Not great by adult standards--I meant it is suitable for children and actually their menu is very kid the fixed menu offers a good 3 course at a decent price. The ambience is pretty cool for a first timer I would say.

            1. re: Monkess

              Yes, you are right about that. I checked out the website, and it would be rather sweet for a three-year-old with the carousel horses, train car, etc. And what three-year-old doesn't like a big old plate of spaghetti and meat sauce?


          3. Here's a recent thread on a new spot in BWV called My Place Canadian Pub. It's getting pretty good reviews and reports seem to indicate that it's family friendly. If you require literal singing you may be out of luck, but if you just want a relaxed spot that can deal with kids this might work.

            There's a also a nice stretch of restaurants around Royal York subway station which are often packed with families and kids. I don't live out that way so I don't have specific recs but perhaps someone who lives in the neighbourhood has more ideas?

            1. what about chuck e cheese, foods not great but kids wont notice and it is kid oriented..