English menu? Yes
Kid’s menu? Yes
General kid friendliness of menu: Chef Too goes out of its way to be kid-friendly. There’s free breakfast for kids, and the regular menu has plenty of American favorites to choose from.
Kid-friendly staff? The staff speaks fluent English and is very attentive.
Bathroom: They are located outside and are quite small.
Best items for kids: Kids will like the sassily-named Yo Momma grilled cheese sandwich (RMB 58) and messy barbecue ribs to share (RMB 168). There are also sandwiches, burgers, and pancakes.
Kids’ play area? No, but Chaoyang Park is close by.
Seating: Booths, tables, and highchairs.
Price: RMB 300-350 (+10% service charge)
Accepts credit cards? Yes
Must-order item: Try the weekend brunch options, like the Eggs Sardou (poached eggs over artichoke hearts). If you’re missing the American classics, order the Ruben (RMB 98) or NYC Chicken Po Boy (RMB 68).
In a nutshell: Chef Too is wildly popular with families, especially on Sundays. The prices are definitely higher than at other brunch places, but regulars would argue that the stellar service and high-quality dishes are well worth every mao. With Chaoyang Park just across the street, this cozy eatery is the perfect starting point for a weekend romp in the park.
Tue-Fri 11am-2pm, Tue-Sat 5.30-10pm, Sat-Sun 9.30am-3pm. Chaoyang Gongyuan Xilu (opposite west gate of Chaoyang Park), Chaoyang District (6591 8676) 美西西餐厅，朝阳区朝阳公园西路（朝阳公园西门对面）