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cookingteach Apr 24, 2007 02:46 PM

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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    debraksolomon Apr 24, 2007 04:12 PM

    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!!

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      RGR Apr 24, 2007 04:13 PM

      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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        elasticwaistband Apr 24, 2007 07:35 PM

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

      2. LFeinberg Apr 24, 2007 06:56 PM

        Norma's at Le Parker Meridien.

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