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Apr 5, 2012 08:01 PM

Family Friendly Restaurants Near Roosevelt Hotel and Children's Museum


I'll be staying at the Roosevelt Hotel with my 2.5 year old and am in search of casual, family friendly restaurants that I can take her to. She's well behaved but I don't want to be that person who brings a kid to a more "grown up" establishment. I'm especially in need of a place for breakfast.

Also, I'm going to take my daughter to the Children's Museum and they don't have a cafe on the premises. Is there a casual restaurant near there as well? When I looked at the places closest to the museum online, I only saw some fancier places.

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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  1. Emeril's is very close to the children's museum. It is quite casual lunchtime. I've seen shorts/sneakers as well as jeans and t-shirts. They offer 3 courses around $20. m-f.

    Domenica is casual and in the Roosevelt. The food is very good to excellent. There's a coffee shop in the lobby offering muffins/pastries. Sorry, not much help on breakfast, I usually skip it.

    1. I agree that Domenica would be a good place for dinner. Near the children's museum is also the Besh restaurant in the WWII museum. I think it is pretty close to Julia Street.

      For breakfast, if you don't mind a cab ride you have some great options. I think Elizabeth's in the Bywater is a lot of fun and I LOVE Cake Cafe in the Marigny. Of course, your little one with flip out over Cafe Du Monde so you should go there at least once. You can probably get a decent breakfast in your hotel coffee shop too, as JazzyB notes. If you are there on a Saturday, check out the farmer's market also on Julia Street.

      1. Thank you both, these are great suggestions.

        1. How about the Ruby Slipper at magazine & Common for breakfast? It's 4-5 block walk from hotel. I've eaten there often when meeting up with family. I had a delicious cochon over biscuits along with the usual breakfast food.