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Feb 1, 2007 11:27 AM

kid-friendly downtown restaurants

what downtown restaurants are fun for kids (and have good food for parents)?

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    1. re: Blumie

      There's s'mac (12th street between 1st and 2nd), for a variety of macaroni and cheese dishes. I'd also recommend some place with a lot of space like ACME, which also serves kid-friendly food like mac'n'cheese, mashed potatoes, burgers, etc., along with your typical cajun and southern comfort food classics. They have great drinks too, if you've had a long day with the kids and need one...

      1. re: Blumie

        4-year ols. LOVE s'mac (much more than my kids do!!)

        1. FYI, Time Out New York Kids is a magazine with an entire section devoted to kid-friendly restaurants throughout the city.

          1. The downstairs at BLT fish is kid friendly and very good.
            Blue Smoke (not sure where you draw the downtown line)
            Silver Spur
            Chat n Chew
            Comfort Diner

            I would say most restaurants are kid friendly if you are eating at an early hour; Any east vill Italian would probably be good especially if you went at 6 or so.

            1. Bubby's (North Moore and Hudson) is definitely kid-friendly. However, beware if you go during brunch on Saturday or Sunday. They get crazy-busy and kids might get a little impatient waiting.

              The Soda Shoppe (Chambers and W. Broadway) is a cute little spot with decent food and great ice cream sundaes. It's on the smaller side - but I've always been seated right away.