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Las Vegas dining with kids

I am looking for suggestions for Las Vegas restaurants that are kid-tolerant if not kid-friendly. I have looked online and most suggestions seem to focus on buffets and national chains which is not something we are interested in. I noticed that Craftsteak actually has a kids menu posted online so I assume that are OK with kids. Are there other places that welcome kids even if they don't have a kids menu? We want to avoid places that are viewed as "quiet" or "serious" or "romantic" in case the presence of two young boys (5 and 10) ruins the experince for others.

Any thoughts?

tiger1998

Dec 28, 2009
tiger1998 in Las Vegas

Dining in Barcelona with Kids

I wanted to see if there were places that were popular among local families and had a "festive" atmosphere for Christmas day. I assume that would also mean that they would be really crowded and quality could suffer. I do agree with your comment about eating out on Christmas or New Year.

Are restaurants in Barcelona typically open on the days around Christmas (24th and 26th)?

As always, thanks for response.

Nov 05, 2009
tiger1998 in Spain/Portugal

Dining in Barcelona with Kids

Thank you for your responses. I really appreciate them. I found a list online of restaurants that are open for Christmas at
http://www.barcelona-tourist-guide.co...
I wanted to see if anyone here was familiar with these places and could comment on them.

Thanks.

Nov 04, 2009
tiger1998 in Spain/Portugal

Tokyo Restaurants - Language Barrier

Thanks to everyone who replied to my post. Unfortunately we had to cancel our trip for now so I cannot report back on how things went. However, I am sure the information you provided will be useful in the future too.

Nov 01, 2009
tiger1998 in Japan

Dining in Barcelona with Kids

My wife and I are going to Barcelona with our two boys (9 and almost 5) in late December for a week. I am looking for suggestions for places we could go that are kid-friendly and have good food. We are not necessarily looking for fast food places or American chains but would like to avoid overly serious places where everyone is really quiet and we have to constantly tell our kids to lower their voices. "Fine dining" places where kids are welcome would be good too.

Also, any suggestions for a place we could go on Christmas day for lunch/dinner? If we need to make reservations I could try and take care of that before we leave.

Thanks for your help.

Tiger1998

Nov 01, 2009
tiger1998 in Spain/Portugal

Tokyo Restaurants - Language Barrier

Thanks to all the responses so far. Those are the knds of responses I was looking for. I have to admit I was not familiar with the concept of otsumami or restaurants from the Meiji era.

Oct 13, 2009
tiger1998 in Japan

Tokyo Restaurants - Language Barrier

We are going to be in Tokyo for a week in early November. We do not speak any Japanese but we have a volunteer guide helping up on one of the days (Tuesday, 10 AM to 6 PM). I would like to know if there are any suggestions for restaurants where knowledge of Japanese is very important. We figure we could go there for lunch with our guide and she could help us with the Japanese translation and hopefully enjoy a nice meal at the same time.

We are fairly open to price range but would prefer something that is under Y8,000 a person. A large part of the trip is about experiencing the food of Japan so we are open to anything from Kaiseki to noodle houses. We just want to use the opportunity to go to a place where having someone who speaks Japanese would add to our overall experience. I realize that is true of most places in Tokyo, but I am sure there are places you can get by and have a good meal without knowing Japanese.

Any other thoughts or suggestions you may have about overcoming the language barrier issues in Tokyo food establishments are welcome. I am trying to learn food terminology and simple expressions but I doubt I will be able to understand spoken Japanese.

I have been reading this board for food ideas for our trip and the information here is very useful.

Thanks.

Oct 11, 2009
tiger1998 in Japan