Kids eat free - What to know before you go

Hi everyone! We published a list of places where kids eat free last week, and it proved to be pretty popular. So this week we wanted to dig our forks deeper and give you the scoop on the dining experience at some of these places. Read on for the first part of the series.

Brother Jimmy’s­

Kids under 12 eat free Monday through Saturday before 7pm with the purchase of an adult entrée

Brother Jimmy’s has a large, recessed dining area far from the bar. They were out of kids menus when we went, but they did bring my little one a balloon and she got a decorated water cup with lid. Her meal was free as long as we ordered a platter or entrée, which seemed a little restricting given the breadth of their menu. For the kids, they had several options and all came with a drink. We liked her mac n cheese better than some of the stuff we ordered! The only downside is that you have to find street parking, pay the meters, and shuffle your kids across the busy intersection to the restaurant. Click here to visit their website.


Pete’s Park Place Tavern

Kids eat free on Tuesday nights from 4:30 to 8:30 with the purchase of an adult entrée.

The word is out about Tuesdays at Pete’s. It’s a smaller restaurant, so high chairs can be hard to come by unless you come early--or you might have to beg another mom to share. One table who had an empty high chair wouldn’t give it up to another needy mom because she thought her child, who was sitting in the booth next to her, might eventually want it. Don’t be that mom! The food at Pete’s is consistently very good and we love coming for the casual bar atmosphere. There are pluses and minuses for their Kids Night special, however. It doesn’t come with milk, so be prepared to bring your own or purchase there. One mom who brought more than one kid was able to order meals for all of them, even though she was the only parent there. Be warned, however, that if your child doesn’t finish their food, you can’t take it to go. This was a little surprising and disappointing for us, as our two-year-olds barely want to sit in the table, much less eat when we eat. Our normal strategy of taking what they don’t eat To Go and trying again when we got home wasn’t going to work. And it seems very strange to be forced to throw away food that would otherwise have fed them. We got the manager on the phone to inquire about this and were informed that they would revisit their policy, so if you go there and run into the same scenario, let the manager know that you’re another mom in support of this. Pete’s doesn’t have their own lot, but street parking in Bronxville isn’t too hard to find, and it’s free after 7pm. Click here to visit their website.


Hurricane Grill and Wings - (closed)

Kids eat free on Tuesdays with the purchase of an adult entrée.

Hurricane is large, well-situated, and very kid-friendly. They’ve got plenty of high chairs and placemats with crayons to keep the kids busy. The menu for adults is pretty broad, and most items are eligible for the free kids meal add-on. I ordered a large salad and had no problem getting food for my little one. The kids menu has several mains and sides choices, and comes with a drink. Click here to visit their website.

Check this space for part 2, coming as soon as I can get two kids out of the house in time for the specials! And as always, check our website for events and weekly library programs

See you next time!