We've all been there. You've only been seated for three and a half minutes in your booth (we only go to restaurants with our children that have booths) and you're already playing referee between who gets the blue crayon and who gets the yellow. Two minutes later and a cup of ice water is knocked over into your lap. And then there are the tears. And you think quietly to yourself, why did we even leave the house?
Well believe it or not, there are actually some pretty wonderful seafood restaurants, pizza joints and posh cafes where us parents can enjoy delectable food (while it’s still hot) and the kids play (and not just stack up the sugar packets and silverware.) Yup. You’ve heard us. There are places that have thought this whole thing through and have created spaces for children right inside their restaurants be it a movie screen, playground, or selection of lawn games. It’s a win for everyone (especially for the parents.) Here’s our list of 10 family-friendly restaurants in Connecticut where your kids can play while you eat. Bon Appetit.