Preferably a place that serves cocktails. They have to at least offer wine and beer.
We need a good place for those nights when I don't want to cook, but we don't want to eat anything fancy.
Husband had a gift card so last night we ended up at Macaroni Grill. It's so corporate it made my teeth hurt, and the food is pretty processed, but I did like the fact that we could have a drink and a reasonably healthy dinner and our child could get something that wasn't chicken nuggets.
We don't need a place with coloring books, but I liked that the menu offered a grilled chicken with broccoli and pasta for her. I had grilled chicken with veggies. Husband had pizza. The bathrooms were sparkling clean. The meal was served promptly but not rushed.
We've eaten at Two Rows, but are looking for a slightly more upscale version of that kind of place that will be happy to see a 5 year old child. Cisco Grill is another good option. Highlands Cafe is OK, but not my favorite place. It doesn't have to have a huge menu, but we do want some variety.
Anyone have any other suggestions for a child-friendly restaurant with a reasonably varied menu that is not run by a big corporation? I don't mind a local chain.