With LA’s vast array of eateries, it’s not too hard to find one with a kids menu. However, these brilliant spots go the extra mile of keeping kids entertained long enough to let you chew, taste and even savor your food. So long mad dash dining; flip through and check out our picks for the best restaurants with pre & post (and even during) meal distractions.

Au Fudge

The stylish, shabby chic brain-child of Jessica Biel is the perfect spot to enjoy an organic, farm-to-table, chef-driven meal that you can actually bring your youngest tots to. Not only can you dine on some delicious dishes, but there is plenty to keep all kids occupied. A spiral staircase leads you above the dining area to the second floor playspace. Toddlers can enjoy supervised play in the toy-filled tot room, while bigger kids can cozy up in the pillow-filled nooks to read or color. They also offer weekly events, like a movie night, and other activities the whole family can enjoy together.

9010 Melrose Ave.
West Hollywood
Online: aufudge.com

photo: Au Fudge

Do you have a favorite restaurant that keeps your little diners distracted? Share any we missed in the comments!

—Shahrzad Warkentin