Fire and Ice uses several different themes and styles in various rooms, and little ones will be fascinated with all there is to see. Middlebury College memorabilia, old photographs, books, clocks, jeweled lampshades, figurines and even mounted animal heads keep the discoveries and conversation going. We stopped at Main Street Stationery and purchased a scratch art portfolio, which was fun but almost not needed to pass the time, as the restaurant itself is entertainment.*
The service is very friendly and accommodating of young children. My daughter loved getting her own milk from the self-serve coolers in the central salad bar room (white for dinner, chocolate for dessert). We were able to feed a five-year-old very well from the salad bar and a few bites from her parents’ plates. If you are new in town, you don’t want to miss Fire and Ice. It’s a consistent, solid, warm place that will become a long-term childhood memory for your kids.
*As a newbie to town, we nearly missed the Children’s Theater Room, a hidden gem is located in the bar section. The theater, hidden from diners by a plush curtain entrance, is home to a T.V., pillows and bin full of classic movies. It’s hard to say who was more delighted with this little hideaway, our daughter or us!