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Long Island City or Astoria - Lunch suggestions?

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rachelfran Aug 1, 2006 03:41 AM

i have to run an errand to long island city tomorrow and thought we stop for lunch w/ my husband and my 5 yr old... wondering what you can suggest in that area... open to anything that is child friendly and not all meat as I'm not a red meat eater...

thanks!
Rachel

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    samlic Aug 1, 2006 01:48 PM

    Recently I went on Tournesol restaurant on vernon blvd in long island city. It's a small french bistro the food is amazing and the waiter was very charming.

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      rachelfran Aug 1, 2006 02:13 PM

      sounds lovely but doensn't strike me as child friendly

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        jenhen2 Aug 1, 2006 02:20 PM

        Sac's pizza on Broadway in Astoria is great and pizza is usually kid friendly. It's a nice atmosphere and not too pricey.

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          jenhen2 Aug 1, 2006 02:21 PM

          Also, I forgot to mention Cup Diner, which is great. They have tons of stuff for the non-meat eaters and the kid would love it.

          1. Brikka Aug 1, 2006 02:50 PM

            I'd suggest Cafe Bar:
            http://www.cafebarastoria.com/
            Lots of veggie options, and very kid-friendly -- casual, lounge-y atmosphere with couches and comfy chairs in addition to table and bar seating. Service used to be slow but has improved a lot lately, and everything always tastes fresh.

            I know Cup is a popular family place but I'm always disappointed in the food. Had a great breakfast there right when it opened but it hasn't been anything special since.

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            1. re: Brikka
              welle Aug 1, 2006 05:47 PM

              uhm, kid-friendly if you discount all the smokers congregating outside.

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              Ida Red Aug 1, 2006 03:32 PM

              Just in case I'm not too late...
              Where exactly in LIC will you be?

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