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Jessica Biel's Kid-Friendly Restaurant Keeps Parents In Mind

And it has the most appropriate name.
Jessica Biel's kid-friendly restaurant, Au Fudge, officially opens on March 4.
Jessica Biel's kid-friendly restaurant, Au Fudge, officially opens on March 4.

Jessica Biel wants parents to be able to check their stress at the door when they dine out with their kids.

The actress, who welcomed son Silas with husband Justin Timberlake in April 2015, is keeping parents in mind with her new family-friendly restaurant called Au Fudge. Opening to the public on March 4, Au Fudge is a family-friendly restaurant in West Hollywood where parents, grandparents, childcare providers and more can bring kids for a different kind of dining experience. Biel told E! News she wants her patrons to be "stress free" about their kids.

"We just want you to feel stress free about it and know that they're playing with things that are safe, that we don't use chemicals here, that there's not just a bunch of plastic everywhere and we've really tried to think very thoughtfully about your family because it's our family, too," she said.

Au Fudge features a main dining room, a play area and a bar.
Au Fudge features a main dining room, a play area and a bar.

Biel didn't have kids when the idea for Au Fudge first came about. Since welcoming Silas, she has used her dining experiences out with him as inspiration for the restaurant.

"Since he's so little still and I'm still kind of learning how I do it in a very smooth and like elegant way, it's terrifying," she told E! News. "You get to a place, you want to make sure the diners around you are not being bothered, you're full of anxiety, you're trying to go as fast as you can -- you don't enjoy it at all."

Eater, who reports that Au Fudge's food is "mostly organic," has photos of the restaurant, including shots of its main dining room, bar and a treehouse area. While the restaurant is certainly kid-friendly, Biel clarified to People in September that Au Fudge is for kids and adults.

"We want to have a place where I want to bring my kids, or I want to bring my girlfriends," she said.