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jennyt Dec 1, 2010 10:36 AM

We are spending Christmas in a condo that we have rented in Newport and are looking for restaurants that are family friendly. Our daughter is used to going to restaurants and loves going to brunch. For example we took her to Henrietta's Table in Cambridge for Sunday brunch and she had a great time.

Can anyone recommend places that will be open during the weekend of Christmas and would be okay to bring a well behaved toddler to, but that has pretty good food as well?

Thanks in advance!

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    jennyt Dec 29, 2010 02:42 AM

    Thanks Chowhound! I knew I could count on you. Here is my review of 2 of the places that we made it to. The blizzard arriving on Sunday cut our plans short, so we never got to try some of the other places. We are now going to make it a holiday tradition to return every year so I'm sure we will be back to try Perro Salado and some of the places in Jamestown.

    http://rhymeswithhungry.blogspot.com/...

    -jt

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    Perro Salado
    19 Charles St, Newport, RI 02840

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      After Words Dec 6, 2010 06:16 PM

      If you feel like crossing the bridge to Jamestown, the Jamestown Oyster Bar is good. Chopmist Charlie's is fine for casual food--not that dissimilar from Red Parrot or Brick Alley. The Village Hearth Bakery is not to be missed. If the weather isn't freezing, it's across the street from a nice playground (or if it is, the library, which has a nice children's section).

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      Village Hearth
      2 Watson Ave, Jamestown, RI

      Jamestown Oyster Bar
      22 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835

      Red Parrot
      348 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

      Chopmist Charlie's
      40 Narragansett Ave, Jamestown, RI 02835

      1. Bivalve88 Dec 3, 2010 04:27 AM

        We take our kids to 22 Bowen's every Christmas Eve, and have done since they were toddlers. They have a reasonably priced kids menu, beverages with lids, etc. but the overall dining experience is upscale and "special". The servers seem to love kids (especially dressed-up well-behaved kids!) and go out of their way to make the experience wonderful. Highly recommended.

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          harryharry Dec 1, 2010 03:57 PM

          Not sure who will be open - but as a good compromise between adult and kids... I would suggest:
          Zelda's, Perro Salado (don't sit in the back room with the bar - it's a great room, but not for kids-) The Mooring.... there are plenty of others, but these should be a good start -

          Someone will suggest Brick Alley and Red Parrot - they're totally kid friendly but food-wise they are both a little like a step up from TGIF (Brick Alley is better - and there is a lot for a kid to look at)

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          Perro Salado
          19 Charles St, Newport, RI 02840

          Red Parrot
          348 Thames St, Newport, RI 02840

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