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Family Friendly Restaurants Near Roosevelt Hotel and Children's Museum

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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.