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Ideas for where to go w/4 year old before theater

vvv03 Apr 17, 2008 10:25 AM

I'm taking my 4 year old daughter to her first Broadway show this Sunday afternoon (The Little Mermaid, God help me.) I thought it would be nice to take her to lunch beforehand, something fun and "grown up" in a little girl way, if that makes sense. I'd heard that Alice's Teacup was a good place, but they don't take reservations and I'd hate to have to schlep up there from Brooklyn (where we live) just to have to wait. I was hoping to get some suggestions on that type of place (not necessarily serving high tea, but a place with some whimsy), possibly either midtown or further south. That said, if you think Alice's Teacup is a great idea, I'm all ears.


  1. f
    fdb Apr 17, 2008 11:17 PM

    How about American Girl Cafe? Good place to get her interested in reading those American Girls books.


    1. c
      cimui Apr 17, 2008 09:45 PM

      this might sound like a strange suggestion, but if she has a slightly more adventurous palate, try kyotofu. it's a cute/pretty/girly place, with good, nominally healthy, dainty desserts, not too far a walk from b'way. the quiche and meatballs are pretty accessible when it comes to savory food. and they serve tea.

      1. s
        samiam123 Apr 17, 2008 08:00 PM

        John's Pizza on 44th and 8th or Juniors on 47th and Broadway,

        1. MMRuth Apr 17, 2008 11:34 AM

          If Joe Allen's is open for lunch, it might work. Their hamburger is pretty good.

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          1. re: MMRuth
            robinsilver Apr 17, 2008 08:08 PM

            That's probably a good idea, especially because the theatre is on 46th Street. It is much easier having a shorter distance to go with a 4 year old.

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            David W Apr 17, 2008 11:27 AM

            I haven't been, but did you see Bruni's review of Chop Suey in The Times a week ago? They are on opentable.

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