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Dining Option for 7 Year Old in Fancy Dress

kitchen goddess May 3, 2007 05:32 PM

Need restaurant that is somewhat fancy (tablecloths) with good food to take our 7 year old girls for special dinner with Mom. Mid to Upper Eastside or Upper Westside.

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    RGR RE: kitchen goddess May 3, 2007 08:15 PM

    I've seen families with children at Cafe Boulud. Superb cuisine, polished service, very stylish contemporary decor and, of course, tablecloths. The UES clientele tends to dress up a bit, i.e., most men wear jackets and the ladies dress smartly. So, the little ladies in "fancy dress" will feel quite comfortable. Definitely a fine choice for a special dinner.


    1. LFeinberg RE: kitchen goddess May 4, 2007 06:28 AM

      Although the food isn't extrordinary, I'd take them to The Central Park Boathouse. The atmosphere is one of the most lovely in the city.

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        RGR RE: LFeinberg May 4, 2007 08:08 AM

        Do diners at the Boathouse "dress up" for dinner? They certainly didn't when we were there for lunch, i.e., shorts, t-shirts, etc.

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          LFeinberg RE: RGR May 4, 2007 08:11 AM

          That totally suprises me, perhaps you have The Boathouse confused with The Boat Basin?

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            RGR RE: LFeinberg May 4, 2007 08:19 AM

            No, no confusion. Definitely the Boathouse. So, does that mean dress is a lot less casual in the evening?

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          KTinNYC RE: LFeinberg May 4, 2007 08:18 AM

          Don't insult the kids by taking them to the Boathouse.

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          kobetobiko RE: kitchen goddess May 4, 2007 07:24 AM

          You can try L'Atelier de Joel Robuchon (ok, I know I recommend this place too often...). It is fancy enough to dress up, yet the atmosphere is extremely causal. I have seen families there for dinners, and there are people in causal outfits as well as people who dress up. It is a new mix of people, but the most important thing is that the restaurant itself isn't stiffy or too formal, so the kids won't feel "restricted" for the whole night.

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            whit565 RE: kitchen goddess May 4, 2007 08:18 AM


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