|Venue name:||The Moxie Spot (CLOSED)|
81 Atlantic Ave
|Cross street:||at Hicks St|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu, Sun 9am–8:30pm; Fri, Sat 9am–9:30pm|
|Transport:||Subway: R to Court St; 2, 3, 4, 5 to Borough Hall|
|Price:||Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Average main course: $15|
A funky, hipstery take on Chuck E. Cheese, this bi-level “restaurant and play space” is chock-full of amusements (foosball, board games, Wii) that go well with the tapas-for-tots menu. While children should be satisfied with the small portions, adults may feel underwhelmed (yet overcharged) for bland penne with vodka sauce, no-frills burgers and greasy fried chicken. Surprisingly, the (relatively) more exotic fare works better: The spicy Thai wings are sweet and peanutty, and the fried pork dumplings are sufficiently juicy. The upside? With their kids occupied (either by the sundry toys or frequent events, including movie nights and sing-alongs), mom and dad may actually get to dine in peace…for a minute or two.