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.
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.