We just got back from a trip to Portland and were amazed by the number of restaurants with kid play areas (toys, little chairs, chalkboard, etc.), even at nice eateries and breweries. Those places made dining out with our toddler enjoyable! He played and made new friends while we dined and conversed.
Does anyone know of any restaurants in the Bay with similar qualities (other than McDonald's)?
By the way, we are aware that most people don't want to deal with kids when they eat out, but we can't afford to hire a sitter every time we want to grab a bite. To make the situation less painful for others, we always make sure to arrive at restaurants between 5 and 6pm.