Family friendly dining in Boston means more than heading to the the national fast food chain or pizza joint, in fact Boston's culinary scene has evolved to cater to the increasingly particular tastes that foodie parents have imparted on their offspring.
With little gourmands developing their palates alongside their parents, their desire for a decent meal is just as strong as the adults who love them. Luckily, Boston restaurants have taken note and gone from once scoffing as families enter, to welcoming those looking to enjoy what the restaurant has to offer.
High end steak houses, were once out of the question with children, but Smith and Wollensky is working to change that outlook. With a location near the Children's Museum and Tea Party Ships, Smith and Wollensky is developing kid friendly menus that cater to a smaller appetite while providing parents with their fill of steakhouse favorites.
Seafood is a popular option while in Boston, and many seafood spots make dining with kids enjoyable. Any Location of Legal Seafoods will suffice, but Legal Harborside really makes a weekend lunch special by providing a fisherman to let your child try their hand at catch and release fishing.
Go ahead, make the reservation (ideally before prime dining time), or wait in line, and bring your kids, because these Boston restaurants know how to treat your family right.