Fun Dinner with Teens?
- Ms. Chow Jul 23, 2004 01:37 PM
I'm entertaining 3 teens- ages 15, 17 and 19- who are coming in from Texas.
Would love your recommendations for affordable, fun and classic New York places to take older teens.
I may be stretching your definition of "classic New York" but Joe's Shanghai in Chinatown would work.
They might enjoy Shabu-Shabu--a couple of places we've been with our kids are Shabu Tatsu (East 10th Street between 1st & 2nd) and Yakiniku JuJu (East 28th between Lex & 3rd). I also agree with Chinatown (Peking Duck might be fun) or Koreatown.
You need to just take them to any of the cool and fun places in the East Village to give them a youthful, hip, New York experience! Pick up a copy of Time Out New York for ideas!
Although the food is derided by snobbier Chowhounds, my favorite place to take out-of-town guests is Rose of India, on E. Sixth Street's Indian row. For decor and general "New York experience," I *guarantee* there is nothing like it in Texas, or North Bellmore, or Skokie, or Birmingham, or anywhere but Sixth Street. And I personally enjoy the food. (And the prices haven't gone up since 1988.)Just peer in the window if you're not sure and then try to tell yourself the kids don't deserve to be taken there.
2nd Avenue Deli has great waitstaff and even better food... it has more ambience than Katz's, too! Also, try out Mama's at two locations either on Thompson btwn Bleecker AND 3rd st. or Ave. B AND 3rd st.. It has really, really, good fried chicken and portions will suit a teenager's appetite... everyone is friendly there as well too.