by Nikki Metzgar - 206 Reviews - 77 List
Sweet and plump, little Junior is the light of your life--until he's demanding chicken nuggets and nothing but. Eating out as a parent means finding a delicate balance between your adult needs and the kid's nugget-centric wants. We scouted out a few places that do just that and might even provide alcohol to boot.
Updated: June 10, 2010
Despite being a European bakery in River Oaks, Epicure is actually very welcoming to kiddos?at least during daytime hours. Neighborhood mamas bring their offspring here for a Saturday afternoon eclair or slice of Princess Torte instead of the usual ice cream cone.
Tykes under 12 can pillage the Kidz menu of chicken strips and grilled cheese at this adorable diner in the Heights while adults dive into similarly indulgent fare like pancakes and chicken-fried steak. We recommend the Day After Thanksgiving sandwich.
Between the in-house magician and the graduation parties, this laid-back Italian restaurant is an archetype for family-friendly. Look to the specials like bistecca cippola, ribeye with spicy gorgonzola butter, or snapper with roasted fennel for a grown-up meal.