As long as you go at an hour that your child will cooperate, there are plenty of restaurants that won't fault you for bringing along your children. Especially in the summer when more people are down the shore and you can eat outside, so it's easier to get up and walk away from the table with the kid if he or she is misbehaving. We still attempt to go to the occasional BYOB (at 6ish). And loud places too are great -- so the El Vez, Dsitrito-type place.
Matyson, Mercato, Disitro, Amada, Tinto, Pub & Kitchen, Lolita, Los Caballitos, Paradiso, I could go on, but would be happy to make a list of all the places I've taken my 10-month-old since she was born! about 9 years ago
Going early will be key. Erica listed some lovely culinary spots.
When looking for a Steven Starr restaurant I would choose Jones over the louder and more adult oriented offerings, although POD is fun and visually stimulating.
I think it's fun to explore neighborhoods. I use the internet initially to check out my options but.....for great food options check out Northern Liberties; lots of choices on 2nd north of Spring Garden. Also, many family owned restaurants where Passyunk gets crooked in South Philly, i like Tre Scalini. In the Fairmount section a fun option is St Stephens, but there are other culinary delights available. about 9 years agoAnswered by judith harris via Travellr.com