Over on the Manhattan board we sometimes get requests for help from out of towners, and now I need some guidance. We will be spending two weeks in LA with our 7 year old and would like to suggestions of some good places in Santa Monica, West Hollywood, or even Silverlake/Los Feliz that would be acceptable to go with a child. Doesn't need to be fancy, just not fast food.
My son is well behaved and in NY we can go to a lot of nice restaurants as long as we go early (6pm) but I know people on the west coast tend to eat earlier anyway. So what child-friendly places are there with good food?