Los Angeles For Kids: A Guide to Kid-Friendly LA

Kid-Friendly Los Angeles Restaurants

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Jeff Mahin demonstrates working with pizza dough at Stella Rossa Pizza Bar.

Parents no longer have to compromise at mealtimes thanks to an array of adult-approved restaurants that offer kids’ menus and a few fun distractions. The global menu at Planet Dailies (6333 W. 3rd St., LA, 323.370.6560) touts cocktails designed by mixologist Salvatore Calabrese, and the tots can nosh on items such as chicken fried rice and ham it up in the restaurant’s photo booth. Show up early for dinner at Stella Rossa Pizza Bar (2000 Main St., Santa Monica, 310.396.9250) and the kitchen might just invite the little ones to toss the dough for their pizzas, pies their parents also enjoy thanks to upscale toppings such as black truffles, crispy purple kale and La Quercia prosciutto. LA Market (900 W. Olympic Blvd., downtown, 213.765.8630), the Kerry Simon-helmed restaurant at the J.W. Marriott Los Angeles, partnered with Regal Cinemas at LA Live for the Dinner and Movie promotion, which includes a three-course meal and a ticket to any film at the theater for just $20 ($30 for adults). At Napa Valley Grille (1100 Glendon Ave., Westwood, 310.824.3322), executive chef Taylor Boudreaux’s son Liam, 3, loves the three-course prix fixe dinner for children. Another prix fixe can be found at restaurant-bar Mohawk Bend in Echo Park, where the owner’s daughter inspired the “Marley Meal,” including a petite pizza that can be made with vegan cheese. Cecconi’s in West Hollywood does a family-style Sunday Supper (4–7:30 pm) that includes a woodfired artisan pizza, a bowl of pasta and a seasonal salad. A magician captures the imaginations of young guests while moms and dads linger over their negronis.


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