Family & Leisure
Best Family-Friendly Food in King's County
243 Dekalb Avenue, Brooklyn
Cino's, a throwback red-sauce Italian joint in Fort
Greene, when you say that your 4-year-old son wants his ziti plain, you
don't need to explain to Sal or Marcello that plain means no tomato sauce,
no parsley, no nothing. And both waiters know without being told to bring
the kid's food as soon as it's ready.
514 Second Street, Brooklyn
At Two Boots of Park Slope, the pizza
is inferior to the East Village original's, but handing out pizza dough to
the restless young is a masterstroke; the warm-weather patio and the
alligator ride out front, plus waiters so patient they must be heavily
medicated, make the place a staple for Brooklyn families.
392 Fifth Avenue, Brooklyn
When the offspring are ready for something more challenging but still
relaxed, head straight to Coco Roco for outstanding rotisserie chicken and
intricately seasoned Peruvian food, plus addictive roasted corn kernels
called cancha and the ubiquitous but useful crayons-and-butcher-paper
255 Smith Street, Brooklyn
The cozy Carroll Gardens French bistro Patois deserves kudos
for its child-friendly attitude -- not to speak of the crowd-pleasing
steak-frites -- since it doesn't pretend in the least to be a kids' place.