We travel often and while we enjoy indulging every now and then, it is nice to find restaurants that offer healthier, but just as delicious, menu choices as well. That’s why I was excited to hear about Hyatt’s For Kids By Kids Menu. It’s a new menu that treats kids to “nutritious, fresh, and interactive offerings.” We were recently invited to visit the Hyatt Regency Cleveland at the Arcade to try out the new menu.
We were thrilled to visit because the Hyatt Regency is a beautiful hotel in an old Cleveland arcade. It holds fond memories for us because we set-up a room block at this hotel for our out-of-state guests when we got married. As you can see it’s a truly unique venue that is full of gorgeous detail.
Once inside the hotel we went to the restaurant, 1890 at the Arcade. This restaurant has a fine reputation and when I used to work downtown way back when, we used to come here on occasion when we wanted to treat ourselves to a nice lunch.
We sat at a table that was inset among large windows that allowed us to look out and watch other hotel guests as they wandered by. It was a felt very VIP and glamorous and the kids thought it was so fun.
The chef came out to greet us and explained that the new children’s menu features a three course organic meal. He said everything is fresh and never frozen and it was all designed with the input of children. It’s all grounded in the Hyatt’s new industry leading philosophy, “Food. Thoughtfully Sourced. Carefully Served.”
Next up the chef brought out Salad on a Stick. Both kids thought it was a fun way to eat salad and mentioned they wanted to try this at home.
The chef also brought out a salad that the kids could shake. It was in a special container with a lid that securely closes. After adding the dressing, start shaking, and then serve. They both thought it was fun and Kora especially enjoyed the salad. The dried cranberries were a favorite.
They also tried a sunflower seed butter and jelly sandwich. The sandwich had whole grain bread and strawberries and bananas on it too. Kora and Logan thought it was ok. Dave and I were intrigued and we both tried it and loved it. The sunflower seed butter is perfect for kids with a peanut allergy, it tasted similar to peanut butter but the sunflower seeds added hints of subtle flavor that we enjoyed enough we are going to look for some next time we are out shopping.
For the entrees the chef brought out whole grain spaghetti and turkey meatballs with a side salad and ranch dressing. The kids enjoyed the spaghetti and meatballs and Kora was really excited about the salad but at this point she was getting a bit full.
He also brought out natural grilled beef with roasted potatoes. It was a nice dish that Kora & Logan liked but didn’t have the air of fun that the other dishes did. So Dave and I ate it! We thought it was delicious and would order it ourselves if we could.
I ordered the short ribs with blueberry sauce for my entree and it was incredible! The short ribs practically melted in my mouth, the blueberry sauce was sweet but not overpowering, and the sweet potatoes were delicious. I would order again in a minute. Dave had the special of the night, the blackened red fin with polenta. It was very flavorful but not overpowering and he really enjoyed it as well.
We had a fantastic dinner at 1890 at the Arcade and love what they Hyatt has done with the children’s menu. We look forward to returning to the Hyatt Regency Cleveland again. It’s such a lovely space with a unique and memorable view.
Meal was provided. No compensation was received. The honest opinions are my own and those of my family.