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Full Moon353in Cambridge, MA 02138
about Full Moon:
This is grown up restaurant that kids love, and the secret is...toys! Tucked in the back of the restaurant, children will find a play area chock full of fun - a train table and trains, a kitchen set with tons of pretend food, a lego table, and a doll house.
For those who prefer adult company, there are baskets for kids who want to bring some of the smaller toys back to the dining table. Wooden puzzles and books can also be brought tableside. This play option is great for littler kids who don't feel like mixing it up with the older guys.
But fun does not come without rules. The restaurant requests that all children be supervised. No food is allowed in the play area, shoes and socks must remain on feet, and children have to use their inside voices. Parents are also asked to help with the clean up, if possible. As you can imagine, clean up is a never ending task, just like home!
Kids can choose from a children's menu that offers mac n' cheese, hot dog with fries, breaded chicken with fries, or cheese pizza. All kids' meals come with fresh fruit and a couple of carrot sticks thrown in for good measure. If your child isn't able to drink from a "grown up" cup, sippy cups are on hand.
The adult menu offers homemade soups and pizzas, salads, grilled fish, chicken and steak, risotto, and pasta.
Adults won't find it difficult to finish their meals or their conversation. Kids may have a hard time keeping away from the toys. You'll have to work out a plan ahead of time to keep them at the table long enough to eat a few bites.
For dessert, the kids will enjoy homemade cookies and brownies. Parents can indulge in warm chocolate pudding cake or apple cobbler.
The service is another reason that this is a parent favorite. The waiters and waitresses don't merely tolerate your children, they're genuinely nice to them. The childrens' meals come quickly and are not flaming hot, making it easy for kids to eat quickly and get back to the fun.
The restaurant suggests that you come early to avoid waiting. This is not a huge place; there are about fifteen tables in the "kid zone". Full Moon does offer several tables away from the family scene for those who want more of an adult dining experience.