Place to dine w/two food saavy 5 yr olds
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.
Landmarc, in Tribeca is a family-friendly restaurant where the good food will please both parents and children.
Moving a little further north, Otto, in the Village, is a Batali restaurant that is known for its family-friendliness and good food.
And still a bit further north, Penelope, on the corner of Lex & 30th, has very tasty food and an eclectic menu. Families definitely welcome.
Enjoy your visit to NYC and Bon Appetit!