This Sunday - overnight in Back Bay with kids - where to eat?
This Sunday night I'll be doing an overnighter to Boston with the husband and kids. Staying at Jurys/Back Bay Hotel on Stuart St., and tickets to a 6:30 show. I'm looking for dining suggestions for lunch on Sunday, early dinner on Sunday, and breakfast on Monday. My kids are 6 & 8, and are definitely more adventurous eaters than the average kid (no chicken finger dinners necessary). We need family friendly, but not necessarily super casual. We're open to anything from casual to pricier suggestions, preferably in our hotel area (walking distance or short T ride).
Why would F + I have to be an option? They're only 6 & 8. They probably don't even know about the place. Adventurous child diners can be taught to appreciate the food w/o needing the gimmicks to be entertained by it. If they get restless, bring a book, crayons.
If C. Hamster is referring to Melting Pot, stay far away. $$$ and gets poor reviews.
With all due respect, I'd not recommend Post 390, as the food is mediocre and the table service is horrid. The bar service and cocktails are great, though. It's a very busy and loud cocktail scene starting at 4 on weekdays.
I'd alternatively recommend
Parish Cafe on Boylston for sandwiches and salads and some heavier stuff
Chinatown, as already suggested. It the Q has reopened (water leak in their bldg) it's a fun hot pot restaurant (with sushi and chinese)
For more upscale, Davios, Avila, Coda are all nearby, so is B and G oysters (maybe too adventurous)
The Delux is a small, fun quirky place on the corner of Clarendon and (I think) Appleton
If you need to entertain the kids and don't care about the food, there is a location of the fondue chain which name is escaping me right now in the Park Plaza hotel.
75 Arlington Street, Boston, MA 02116
100 Chandler St, Boston, MA 02116
406 Stuart Street, Boston, MA 02116