You may have little ones, but that doesn’t mean you can’t take advantage of dineL.A. Restaurant Week, the bi-annual culinary event where more than 400 restaurants offer deals starting at $15. Between Fri., Jul. 12 and Fri., Jul. 26, you and your crew can eat out at some go-to family favorites (Granville, anyone?) and recently opened hotspots. From Downtown to the Westside, there’s something for everyone on this list, all but eliminating the question, “Where should we go to eat?” Check out the list below and then start making reservations, cause family meals are about to go next level.
Enjoy lunch at the low-key Fashion District joint, where you can order light, crispy pizza by the slice.
1101 S. San Pedro St.
The staff is warm and welcoming at this Chinatown favorite known for its Filipino comfort food.
727 N. Broadway
Silverlake & Echo Park
Comfy, diner-style booths and foliage hanging from the ceiling add to the fun of this Filipino restaurant.
4330 Sunset Blvd.
While it may be tricky to navigate this cozy space with a stroller, older kids can enjoy a Shirley Temple while you sip on a craft cocktail at this popular brunch spot.
3709 W. Sunset Blvd.
Give kids a taste of Italy (by way of Echo Park) with crispy, wood-fired pizza, smoked mozzarella sticks and more.
2100 W Sunset Blvd.
Connie & Ted’s
So your little ones may not be ready for raw clams and oysters, but this sunny neighborhood spot also serves up burgers, mac and cheese, fish and chips and more kid-approved eats.
8171 Santa Monica Blvd.
West Hollywood, CA
If your tots like chicken nuggets, then they'll love the schnitzel at this charming, family-friendly middle eastern spot.
LN2 Pizza Shoppe
Yummy wood-fired pizza and a build-your-own-sundae menu? Yep, kids will be into this whimsical, new "modern gastro lounge."
7212 Melrose Ave.
Barrel & Ashes
Kids will get a kick out of the Frito Pie (served in a bag of chips, campfire-style), while adventurous little eaters may even broaden their mac & cheese palates with this restaurant's mouthwatering take on the classic—just ask them to leave off the cayenne pepper and green onions to be safe.
11801 Ventura Blvd.
With meat they can grill themselves (under your supervision, of course) plus make-your-own-'smores for dessert, kids actually might not need a phone to be entertained during mealtime.
Parents probably already know about this go-to spot for families where kids 11 and under can choose among buttery noodles, cheese pizza, a cheeseburger and more.
The dineLA menu includes a cheeseburger, fries and shake—need we say more?
1320 2nd St., Ste. B.
Head to this friendly gastropub, which serves up small plates sized just right for kids.
2827 Pico Blvd.
Do lunch or dinner at this neighborhood hangout, where kids can sample fresh-baked pastries, burgers and a slew of veggie sides.
425 Washington Blvd.
Marina Del Rey
Maple Block Meat Company
Dig into juicy ribs and sample housemade strawberry or citrus soda at this authentic Culver City BBQ spot.
3973 Sepulveda Blvd.
—Andie Huber & Shannan Rouss