Spork Rating: 3
- Neighborhood: South Shore (Cohasset)
- Cuisine: American, Comfort, French
- Price: Affordable to Splurge. Appetizers $9-$12, entrees $12-$28
- Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 5pm-10pm, Sun 5-9pm, closed Monday
- Reservations: Yes, via phone
- Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids
Nestled in Cohasset Village, family-friendly Bia Bistro is as cozy and charming as the village it calls home. This small space balances 15-ish bar seats with about the same number of tables, plus some additional patio seating in the warmer months. Much like its kid-friendly sister restaurants, Galley in Scituate and The Tinker’s Son in Norwell, you’ll find families dining here any night of the week–especially during the hours of 5-7pm.
With limited seating available at this popular South Shore restaurant, make sure to call ahead for a reservation, and specify that you’ll need a highchair as some tables are high tops.
Just lovely. Staff seems to genuinely adore kids, and more often than not, you’ll find that the clientele here does as well. It is a great family-friendly atmosphere with a cozy, upscale vibe–what’s lacking in kid-friendly amenities is made up for in service.
There’s no changing table here, and the bathrooms are tight. Do your best to take care of the diaper situations before and/or after dinner.
Did we mention this spot is cozy? While the staff will sometimes be able to find a spot to stash a folded stroller, we recommend leaving it in the car.
You’ll find a mix of Mediterranean fare. Many of the dishes are French-inspired, mixed in with flatbreads, pastas (in half or full portions), salads, and heftier entrees. Favorites include:
- Bia burger
- Pork chop
There’s no kid’s menu at Bia Bistro, but there are a number of options on the main menu that will please the little one’s palate. Flatbreads are always a hit, a half portion of gnocchi and meatballs or rigatoni bolognese are more than enough food for most kiddos, and the Bia burger (with or without all of the toppings) is sure to please. Add in some sides, and you’ve got yourself a grand meal for junior.
- Sandy Beach
- Whitney and Thayer Woods
- South Shore Music Circus
- Shopping in Cohasset Village
- Jerusalem Road and other sightseeing hot spots
- High chairs
- Parking is available along Main Street and surrounding side streets.