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Feb 24, 2013 11:45 AM

Kid-friendly restaurants in Philadelphia - Need Suggestions!

Hi Everyone....I'll be in Philly next weekend with my wife, 1 year old daughter, and parents. I'm looking for a good restaurant recommendation that you all might have, but the only caveat is that it needs to be kid-friendly. Any suggestions?

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  1. Where are you staying? Philly is a big place.

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    1. re: sal_acid

      Over by the convention center...but we'll travel just about anywhere for good eats.

    2. the convention center is with/next to Chinatown --and almost all C'town restaurants are kid-friendly. we like Charles Plaza (on 9th near Vine) b/c he makes lots of veggie options --but owner CharlesChen (who will greet you like he knows you) will customize anything (always useful with kids) like, leave off a sauce or add more noodles. not fancy but always good.

      1. Chinatown is a good idae.

        Osteria might work.

        1. I'm assuming that if it is just the 1 year old, you don't need a place with kid friendly food, just an environment where it is comfortable to have a baby. That could be dozens of places, so some guidance on types of food would be helpful.

          I would say any of the Garces places would be fine, as would Osteria, though it might be tough to get a reservation for next weekend.

          1. Jones (a Stephen Starr place) is pretty good - we've taken our 2yo there several times since he was an infant. Beware, though - they do not take reservations.

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            1. re: truman

              if you go to Jones, the mac n cheese is a MUST order. One portion could feed your whole group, it is very rich.