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Need child friendly lunch rec for Kendall Sq area

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JFC Sep 3, 2010 01:08 PM

Any recommendations for a location near Kendall Sq. for a late lunch (2pm) on a Saturday near Kendall Square for 4 adults and 2 children, ages 15 months and 9 months. One adult is a vegetarian. Any recommendations for child-friendly locations (has room for strollers, has adequate baby changing facilities) that won't bore the adults? Reasonably priced (less than $15 an entree) preferred.

Thanks in advance.

  1. c
    cbcpapa Sep 3, 2010 01:20 PM

    The friendly toast probably meets your needs.

    http://www.thefriendlytoast.net/

    1. m
      Madrid Sep 3, 2010 02:13 PM

      How about Za....pizza and salad place next to EVOO in Kendall Square....350 3rd Street, Cambridge. I've been there when a kids' birthday party of toddlers was going on in the room. Not sure about the baby changing facilities, but room for strollers. They use fresh local produce and the salad and pizzas are inventive...you can also get plain cheese pizza. Desserts are decidedly adult (goat cheese tart) but local ice cream not far away.

      there is another Za location in arlington and this is the website. I couldn't find a site for the Cambridge location.

      http://www.zarestaurant.com/index.html

      Za and Evoo share the location, with a bar inbetween, and Evoo is apparently also open for lunch. Not sure if on Sat, however. Website is not especially informative, unfortunately.

      http://www.evoorestaurant.com/

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      EVOO Restaurant
      350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143

      1. greenzebra Sep 4, 2010 05:25 AM

        The Friendly Toast is definitely child-friendly and vegetarian-friendly, although it is possible that on a Saturday afternoon you might run into the tail end of the brunch crowd, and if it is crowded it can take a very, very long time for your food to come out.

        I haven't eaten at the Kendall Za, but I like the Arlington location. If EVOO is open for lunch on weekends, that would probably work as well if you want something a little fancier. Waitstaff was very friendly and accommodating when I went to EVOO for a late lunch with my (then) 1.5 month old (so admittedly a rather different situation than a mobile 15-month-old, but plenty of space for strollers and the like as long as the restaurant isn't too crowded).

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        EVOO Restaurant
        350 Third Street, Cambridge, MA 02143

        The Friendly Toast
        1 Kendall Square, Cambridge, MA

        1. hotoynoodle Sep 4, 2010 02:02 PM

          i've had late saturday lunches at atasca and the place is usually deserted at that time.

          there is also a legal's right there.

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