Review: Pluto's - not so kid-friendly

As I mentioned earlier, one focus when launching this blog was to highlight kid-friendly restaurants we were discovering as a family as we became re-acquainted with Silicon Valley. My awesome parents got us gift certificates to just about every restaurant on University Ave when we moved-in as a house-warming gift, and one that I was really looking forward to was Pluto's. 

Back in DC we had awesome sandwich shops like Taylor Gourmet and fast, fresh salads-to-go like Sweetgreen. Trying to find some semblance in Palo Alto has been a challenge, but I had high hopes for Pluto's. From the outside, it looks so kid-friendly with the outer space theme and open air concept. But the furniture is too packed to get a stroller through, staff completely unfriendly and unhelpful, and while they do have a robust children's menu, the food just isn't fresh or delicious. We've given the restaurant a few shots and each time come up empty. 

Fortunately, there are a bounty of other great options!