Eating out is important for family memories, as well as helping teach kids proper table manners. These are the top kid-friendly restaurants in five top US cities, which also happen to be top vacation destinations for families.
There are no fast-food or national fast casual chains on this list, only the best kid-friendly restaurants chosen by more than one million verified reviews on OpenTable.
The list includes barbecue, Brazilian, dim sum, French, Japanese, seafood, and, naturally, perennial family favorite, Italian.
Cities, alphabetically, are Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.,
Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Top Summer Vacation Destinations
Benihana – Encino, Ontario, Puente Hills, Santa Anita, Torrance
Black Angus Steakhouse – Torrance
Enterprise Fish Co. – Santa Monica
M Street Kitchen
Maggiano’s – Farmers Market + Woodland Hills
North Italia – El Segundo
Paradise Cove Beach Café
Queen Mary Champagne Sunday Brunch
Carmine’s – 44th Street + 91st Street
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que – Harlem
Landmarc at the Time Warner Center
Max Brenner – Union Square
NINJA NEW YORK
The Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel
Rock Center Café
Sugar Factory – Meatpacking District
Tony Di Napoli – Midtown + UES
Virgil’s Real BBQ
Beach Chalet Brewery & Restaurant
Fog Harbor Fish House
Franciscan Crab Restaurant
House of Prime Rib
Presidio Social Club
The Stinking Rose
Yank Sing – Rincon Center
Elliott’s Oyster House
Ivar’s Acres of Clams
Ivar’s Salmon House
Salty’s on Alki Beach
Sand Point Grill
Skillet Diner – Ballard
SkyCity Restaurant at the Space Needle
Vios Café – Capitol Hill
Chef Geoff’s – New Mexico Ave.
Clyde’s of Gallery Place
Farmers Fishers Bakers
Fogo de Chao Brazilian Steakhouse
Maggiano’s – Chevy Chase
Old Ebbitt Grill
Read more about the kid-friendly on the OpenTable blog.
The Best Kid-Friendly Restaurants in Top Summer Travel Destinations in America list is generated from more than 1.4 million restaurant reviews submitted by verified OpenTable diners between June 1, 2015, and May 31, 2016. Only restaurants with a minimum “overall” score and number of qualifying reviews were included for consideration. Qualifying restaurants were then sorted according to a score calculated from each restaurant’s average rating in the “kid friendly” category.