Post 390

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Restaurants for Kids in Boston: Beautiful plating at Post 390

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Spork Rating: 4

 

The Details:

  • Neighborhood:  Back Bay
  • Cuisine:  American
  • Price:  Splurge.  Appetizers $12-18, entrees $17-40.
  • Hours:  Lunch: Mon-Fri 11:30-2:30pm, Dinner: Daily 5:00-10:00pm or later, Brunch: Sun 11:30-5pm.
  • Reservations:  Yes via phone or OpenTable.

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Overview:

Billed as a sophisticated, contemporary tavern, this grand, wrought iron-trimmed hot spot is upscale, yet cozy and features a fireplace, an open kitchen and gorgeous views of Copley Square.  Based on that description, you may think it isn’t the best choice of restaurants for kids in Boston, but you’d be mistaken. Post 390 is actually one of the more kid-friendly restaurants in the city and has some fantastic food, wine and drinks to boot.  Head there when the babysitter called in sick but you’re still craving an upscale, lively dinner experience.

Red star_15x15 The Tavern (1st floor) and the Dining Room (2nd floor) have different menus and price points.  The Tavern focuses on burgers, sandwiches, and salads, but still offers the raw bar as well as a few of the more refined dishes from the Dining Room menu. Many of the tables in the Tavern are high tops–if you need a high chair, make sure to give the host stand a heads up.

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KidTude:

Fantastic.  Just about the only thing missing at this hot spot is a changing table.  The entire staff is super attentive and welcomes children, going out of their way to play peek-a-boo or wave as they buzz by during busy times or stop by and say hello to the little ones during quieter hours.

Red star_15x15 Need a diaper changing space while you’re there?  The downstairs bathrooms are spacious and single occupancy.  In a pinch, you can make do with a changing pad and some floor space.  Head for the largest of the downstairs bathrooms, which is toward the back of the hallway on your left.

Main Menu:

The menus change seasonally and focus on sophisticated twists on traditional fare.  You’ll find anything from a raw bar to fish and chips, a delicious steak to fried chicken.  The cocktail list is fun and the beer and wine lists are excellent.  Favorites include:

  • Fried chicken
  • Tuna poke
  • Sirloin

Kid’s Menu:

Making this an even more kid-friendly restaurant, Post 390 has a kid’s menu available in both the Tavern and Dining Room as well as a small brunch menu.  It has most of the basics like grilled cheese and hamburgers, but also a couple of items available should the younger crowd feel like getting just a bit fancy, including:

  • Steak & Fries
  • Fish & Chips

Red star_15x15 Feel like wandering off the kid’s menu? Look for the flatbread and quesadillas and many of the other appetizers as well as the vegetarian or pasta dish.

Nearby Attractions:   

  • Copley Square
  • Boston Library
  • Berkeley College of Music
  • Hynes Convention Center
  • Prudential Center and Copley Plaza
  • Mary Baker Eddy Library/Christian Science Plaza
  • Boston Ballet
  • The Esplanade

Amenities: 

  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs
  • Valet parking
  • T accessible

Getting There:

  • T accessible by 2 lines:  the Green Line’s Copley stop; the Orange Line’s Back Bay stop.
  • Valet parking is available at the Stuart Street entrance every evening starting at 5:30pm ($16 cash or $18 credit card).
  • Parking in Back Bay can be near impossible–especially on weekends.  If the parking gods are with you, you may find a metered spot in the neighborhood.  If not, there are a number of parking garages in the area.