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Feb 4, 2011 07:44 AM

Fine Dining for Kids

My 8-year old son loves to get dressed up and go out to a "5-Star" restaurant. He isn't a particularly adventurous eater, so I would love to find some places that have a kids' menu. We've already been to Nick and Stef's. We'll go anywhere in the Los Angeles area.

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  1. I would think that very likely suspects for those would be any of the fine dining places within the high end hotels since families are going to be dining where they are staying. Places like Scarpetta or Culina should do.

    300 S Doheny Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90048

    225 N Canon Dr, Beverly Hills, CA 90210

    1. My kids love Fogo de Chao, Lawry's The Prime Rib and Pizzeria Mozza. All are very kid friendly.

      Fogo De Chao
      133 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

      Pizzeria Mozza
      6602 Melrose Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90038

      Lawry's Prime Rib
      100 N La Cienega Blvd, Beverly Hills, CA 90211

      1. I tote the kids along to all sorts of places. Mastro's in Beverly Hills is great. There is no kids menu, but you can share a big steak and get sides of Mac & Cheese and Creamed spinach that are served family style.

        I've also had good kid experiences at Valentino, though it's been a while. They will make you whatever you want off menu. My daughter asked for just a basic pasta, which was so good I wanted to eat it.

        1. I just posted something about Lukshon, which might have great food, but isn't very kid friendly. They actually told us not to bring kids there and they are not 'kid-friendly'.

          I would love to hear some more suggestions.

          3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034

          3 Replies
          1. re: bsquared2

            Are you looking, as is the OP, for only "fine dining" with kids? Or, are you looking for just kid friendly suggestions? Because if it's any price range of kid friendly places then that is a subject that has quite a few great responses in the LA board archives:

            1. re: bsquared2

              Lukshon is the type of grown up restaurant you should really plan on finding a babysitter for the nite...

              3239 Helms Ave, Culver City, CA 90034

              1. re: Princessdrea

                It's not so crowded early in the week. I don't see it being a problem, as long as the kids like those flavors. They have a few dishes I can see adolescents/teens with adventurous palates enjoying. Just don't expect any special treatment for them from SY.