Recommendations for a good restaurant in the Boston area that is NOT a fast food chain.Subscribe
We used to take our kids to The Village Smokehouse in brookline (http://www.villagesmokehouse.com/).
Here are link to list of restaurants that are supposed to be kid-friendly:
Full Moon on Huron Ave in Cambridge. They are great for brunch, too, or at least used to be. It's been a long time since I've been there. They cater to the kiddo crowd, though.
Blue Ribbon in Newton and, I think, Arlington. Makes my mouth water just thinking about it.
Yenching in Harvard Sq. I've been there way too many counts and with lots of kids and have always felt comfortable.
There are two Thai restaurants in Watertown that are pretty friendly, too. I know I have more in my head so if I remember I'll put them down!
I totally forgot about Full Moon -- great choice!
If you're near Inman Square, the S&S Deli is great kid-wise. Not exactly a gourmet choice, but the food is good, their brunches are great, and their desserts are enormous (and yummy). If you go for brunch, get there early and bring cash (they don't take credit cards).
Redbones in Somerville (Davis Square) is awesome for kids, too. Loud, but awesome.
Just remembered that my big kids used to love Pho Pasteur in Allston when they were small, but I haven't been there in ages, so I don't know if they're as kid friendly now as they used to be. But they used to let little kids gawk at the huge fish tanks in the side dining room, and that was always a highlight.