Where to Take Boys 10 & 13 years old? in D.C. & DelMarVa: Dining Posted March 23, 2006 Maybe I'm incorrect, because I have an only child, and a girl, at that, but when she was a preteen/early teen, if I took my daughter to ESPN Zone for a meal, she'd play for a little while, and then come to me and say "We're in Washington D.C.! Where are we eating? I want a grown up dinner!". She would happily eat a sandwich in a diner, if it was well prepared and had some fun thing as an accompaniment, but she's be mad at me if I fed her somewhere 'corporate'. She always found that less of an adventure, and she adores adventure! Kids are people, just like us, and they're as varied as we are. What does your friend have to say about her boys? That's the key to your plans. Although, I find that boys of that age always eat calamari, it tastes 'good' and there's the gross out factor, too.←I don't disagree with you - my girls love a well prepared, top quality meal- in the past few weeks, they have been to Firefly, Ray's, Bistro Francais, Les Halles, Two Amy's, and Perry's, to name only a few. My husband is in the restaurant business, so the girls have grown up eating out several times a week and being treated to great food. But, they still do not want to sit for hours after they have eaten while the adults talk around them. Further, the poster seemed to be looking for a true diversion for the boys and have it be downtown, so she can spend chatting with her friend - sometimes that comes at a steep price both for the entertainment and the quality of the food.