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Place to dine w/two food saavy 5 yr olds

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We're coming to Manhattan in a week with another couple and both of our 5 year olds. One of us is a cooking teacher and the other owns a bay area restaurant so, our kids eat well and are used to eating out. I'm looking for a few suggestions for kid friendly places, preferably downtown (village, tribeca, l.e.s., etc,) where we will be happy too...we have only a few nights out and while two of them are 'grown ups only', two will be with the kids and we want to eat well. We've done Lupa a lot and may end up there but, we're open to new ideas.

Thanks!

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  1. How about Otto (also owned by Batali). It is really close to Washington Square Park so thats a plus. Cafeteria is really fun and adventurous. It is on 8th ave. about 16th st. My kids love Lupa and both of these. Nice that we are raising future Hounds!!

    1. Landmarc, in Tribeca is a family-friendly restaurant where the good food will please both parents and children.

      http://www.landmarc-restaurant.com

      Moving a little further north, Otto, in the Village, is a Batali restaurant that is known for its family-friendliness and good food.

      http://www.ottopizzeria.com

      And still a bit further north, Penelope, on the corner of Lex & 30th, has very tasty food and an eclectic menu. Families definitely welcome.

      http://www.penelopenyc.com

      Enjoy your visit to NYC and Bon Appetit!

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      1. re: RGR

        Thanks for the tip on Penelope RGR. I am coming with 2 10-year olds and have been looking for places like this!

      2. Norma's at Le Parker Meridien.