Christine KohHer blog: Boston Mamas
Children: One 5-year-old daughter
Favorite family-friendly restaurant?
Though it's a bit off my typical path, my current favorite is The Cottage in Wellesley. Strangely, they don't tout their kid-friendliness at all on their website, but this place is perfect for the whole family. Access is easy, parking is plentiful, the vibe is calm and elegant (though there's also a bar at the entrance to check sports scores), the grownup food is yummy, and they welcome kids with a special menu plus tabletop activities. Added bonus: The Gelato Café is a few steps away, as is Magic Beans.
I adore Emiliano'Z Mexican Grill (shown) in West Medford. The family that runs the restaurant is so kind, the food is great, and kids are most welcome (they even make a special burrito for my daughter).