The Chateau (Waltham)

 

chateau family friendly waltham

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kid-friendly restaurant
Spork Rating:
4

The Details:

  • Neighborhood: Beyond Boston (Waltham)
  • Cuisine: Italian
  • Price: Affordable – Appetizers $4.99-$10.99; entrees $8.99 – $24.99
  • Hours: Sunday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM, Monday 11:15 AM – 9:00 PM, Tuesday – Thursday 11:15 AM – 9:30 PM, Friday & Saturday 11:15 AM – 10:30 PM
  • Reservations: Yes, via phone at or online
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids

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Overview:
Known to locals as the place for family-style, Italian comfort food in Waltham, The Chateau is huge in both size and menu offerings. Tucked away in a partially residential area, The Chateau in Waltham features a spacious dining room with lots of booths, several private rooms, and a separate bar area. Despite its size, this super family-friendly eatery manages to be cozy, due in part to the courteous and efficient wait staff. One downside: there’s not much within walking distance. But you may need to head home and rest anyway after eating a full Italian meal!

family-friendly restaurant tip Despite its size, Chateau can fill up quick, so reservations are recommended for large parties.

KidTude:
The Chateau loves your kids and makes dining with them easy as spaghetti pie with booster seats, high chairs, and changing tables in the bathroom, not to mention crayons and a special kid’s menu to color. Plus, soft bread shows up at your table right away to keep little tummies happy.

family-friendly restaurant tip Arrived with a sleeping infant? Ask for the high chair with the car seat attachment.

family-friendly restaurant tip The restaurant layout is perfect for walking around a fussing toddler; there’s something new to look at around every corner.

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(credit: foodspotting)

Main Menu:
Red sauce, family-style Italian food at its finest. The menu hits all the notes you’d expect from a typical, Italian family-style dining establishment, but the quality is above average. Throw in delicious burgers and a highly recommended lunch menu, and you’d be hard pressed to have a bad meal at Chateau.

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(credit: foodspotting)

  • Toasted ravioli with meat sauce
  • Eggplant parmigiana
  • Pan seared salmon

family-friendly restaurant tip  The Chateau offers a gluten-free menu

Kid’s Menu:
From spaghetti & meatballs and chicken, penne & broccoli to grilled cheese or fish & chips, Chateau’s children’s menu has something for every kid in your group. Plus, each meal includes a fun desert – like the Cup of Mud (Chocolate Pudding, Crushed Oreo Cookies and Gummy Worms) and a drink.

Nearby Attractions:

  • Embassy cinema
  • Gore Place
  • Charles River Museum of Industry and Innovation
  • Waltham Public Library

Amenities:

  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Changing tables
  • Stroller storage
  • High chairs
  • Parking
  • Kid’s menu

Getting There:

  • Two parking lots and street parking