Wine country with kids
We are headed in late August to wine country - renting a house in Glen Ellen - with our two kids 4 and 6. First time in the area.
Wondering where we can go for great food that will work with the kids? (Meaning, restaurant isn't uptight about having kids there, and not 3 hour meals...) We are open for lunch and dinner suggestions. Outdoor patios are often successful too.
Also - how about the wineries? Would like to visit a few, but am realistic that we won't be able to goto as many as if we were solo.
Thanks for the ideas. Any italian (northern) restaurant recommendations? I am not opposed to taking kids to nicer restaurants either early or at lunch - they can behave pretty well. (We live in Chicago and take them out quite frequently so being in a restaurant isn't foreign to them.)
It's been a couple of years but Breakaway Cafe in Maxwell Village used to serve very decent food - nothing innovative but darn good food and a decent bar and wine selection. Most definitely a place for families. I once ate there two or three times a month - they actually had good fish tacos.(of course that opinion was before I moved to Mexico). Also The Red Grape just off the square - again a couple of years ago but their pizzas and salads were very good and decent wine by the glass. The Depot Hotel is a family place for sure - again decent food but not innovative. I think they consider their food northern Italian. There is outdoor dining in the summer that is pleasant
La Dee's and Fremont Diner.
Late edit, don't forget to pick or send for the Sonoma Farm Trails brocure.
2660 Fremont Dr, Sonoma, CA