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Looking for a dinner spot for my hubby's b'day (we have 2 kids ages 3 and 7). Any ideas?

Abigail718 Aug 30, 2006 12:44 AM

Looking for a good spot--doesn't have too be the ultimate kid friendly place but don't want to go somewhere totally inappropriate. Schiller's has worked well in the past but want to branch out. Maybe Greek or Italian? Open to any and all suggestions.

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    bobby06877 RE: Abigail718 Aug 30, 2006 01:30 PM

    Any particular part of the city?

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      Abigail718 RE: bobby06877 Aug 30, 2006 05:55 PM

      Below 14th street would work best.

    2. Toot RE: Abigail718 Aug 30, 2006 06:19 PM

      What about Lupa?

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        RGR RE: Abigail718 Aug 30, 2006 07:33 PM

        I have not been to Otto, but there have been many reports on this board saying that it is very kid-friendly, and most everyone seems to like the food there.

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          virago7 RE: RGR Aug 30, 2006 08:27 PM

          Was at Otto last night (for first time) and it seems family oriented and good for groups. Although I don't think it would be good for picky eaters since the food is authentic Italian rather than Italian-American.

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          Bonnie RE: Abigail718 Aug 30, 2006 08:34 PM

          Eh, I'm pretty picky and very much enjoy Otto. Have done the family thing there. There are items like the pizzas that can be very well suited to the picky, I think. Otto would be my suggestion!

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            JennS RE: Abigail718 Aug 30, 2006 08:43 PM

            I haven't been there but have seen Landmarc in Tribeca recommended on this board as a good place to dine with kids.

            1. thievery RE: Abigail718 Aug 30, 2006 09:04 PM

              if you like beer and german food, the picnic tables of the outdoor beer garden at loreley is kid friendly. i've seen families with toddlers there in the early hours till about 9ish. the spatzle (essentially mac and cheese), weiners and tomato soup should work for most kids. plenty of more refined choices are on hand for adults.

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                bobby06877 RE: Abigail718 Aug 31, 2006 08:50 PM

                Otto is a great choice. I have been there with my kids a few times. The menu will accomodate everyone, including picky eaters.

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                  allegra RE: Abigail718 Aug 31, 2006 11:53 PM

                  miracle grill on bleecker, buthai on east 18th, lupa, cafe loup all very good and very kid friendly

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