Dinner out with kids! What’s the first thing that comes to mind? Little diners excusing themselves right when you start your meal? Asking for the check while it’s still light out? Well, we’ve rounded up 11 theatrical dining destinations that will keep the kids entertained well past dessert and have you feeling like a kid again. Scroll through the slideshow and work up an appetite for fun!

Eloise in the Palm Court – New York, Ny

Eloise absolutely loves the Plaza, and we absolutely love this tea in NYC idea! The Plaza’s Palm Court serves an Eloise-themed afternoon tea daily between 12 and 4:45 p.m., complete with “Rawther Delicious Beverages” like “Cold Cold Pink Lemonade.” While this is indeed a splurge, it’s also a once-in-an-under-12-year-old’s lifetime experience! The menu comes complete with Hilary Knight’s iconic illustrations of literature’s most famous 6-year-old (and has us craving Graham Cracker Lemon Blueberry S’mores).

Online: theplazany.com/eloise

Photo: Nella P. via Yelp

  • TREX Restaurant-Josh Hallett via Flickr
  • Urban Putt-Adele F. via Yelp
  • Aqaurium Restaurant-cc-Selbe Lynn via Flickr
  • Pinnacle Peak via Yelp
  • Eloise tea-Nella P. via Yelp
  • RainforestCafe-cc-highlander411 via Flickr
  • Medieval Times-Monica L. via Yelp
  • Blue Bayou-cc-Loren Javier via Flickr
  • MaxBrenner-cc-Macae Lintelman via Flickr

Where have you taken the kids for some thematic dinnertime fun? Share in the Comments!

— Jennifer Massoni Pardini

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