The Trophy Room

kid-friendly restaurant

Sporks: 4


The Details:

  • Neighborhood: South End
  • Cuisine: American bistro
  • Price: Affordable to splurge: Appetizers $6-15, Entrees $12-25
  • Hours: Mon-Fri: 4pm-2am; Sat-Sun: 10am-2am
  • Reservations: Yes, via phone or OpenTable
  • Recommended For Dining With: Infants, toddlers, kids

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kid-friendly south end boston restaurant the trophy roomOverview:

This casual, kid-friendly restaurant is located in between Copley and the South End, and is adjacent to the Chandler Inn (hotel). Once the successful Fritz Bar, Executive Chef Evan Campbell transformed the space into this corner bistro in 2014. The name Trophy Room pays tribute to the hundreds of trophies won over the past 30 years by sports teams sponsored by their old establishment, Fritz.

The Trophy Room often has gentle live music and open air seating along the windows that provide a lively atmosphere–perfect for people watching…or for drowning out the noise of rambunctious little ones.


Pretty good. There is a more spacious eating area away from the vibrant bar that provides comfortable room for families and strollers. While the kid-friendly amenities are limited, the staff makes up for it with a friendly and helpful vibe.

family-friendly restaurant tip The majority of seating is at high top/bar-level tables, so make sure to call ahead or make a note in your reservation if your crew would do better with a standard height table.

Main Menu:

kid-friendly south end restaurant boston the trophy room

photo source: The Trophy Room

This menu is fun and healthy, with the opportunity to splurge if you’re in the mood. It includes surprising twists on popular entrees and transforms them into everyday vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options. The Chef cooks in an open kitchen and can often be seen personally serving diners as well. With the Chef’s southern roots, a lot of the dishes have a comfort food feel without the heaviness. Favorites include:

  • angel hair zoodles
  • vegan spaghetti
  • spicy cauliflower wings
  • the trophy burger

Kid’s Menu:

Although there is not a kids menu, the main menu offers kid-friendly items such as tacos and burgers (including veggie burgers) for dinner and French toast and pancakes for brunch. Moreover, the chef is happy to answer any cuisine questions and the kitchen will do their best to fulfill special dining requests. 

Nearby Attractions:

  • Numerous neighborhood playgrounds
  • SOWA Market
  • Boston Ballet
  • Copley Square
  • Cyclorama
  • Boston Common


  • Easy entrance/access for strollers
  • Changing tables
  • High chairs
  • T accessible

Getting There:

  • MBTA accessible via the Orange Line’s Back Bay Station, or the Silver Line’s SL4 and SL5 buses.
  • Parking can be tight in this urban neighborhood. You may be able to find metered parking on the busier streets or a visitor spot on one of the nearby side streets.