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Outdoor dining w/2 yr old near 4/5/6 subway lines?

robins Jun 30, 2008 06:47 PM


I'm looking for an outdoor restaurant for an early dinner. I'm dining with a friend who has a 2 year old. She wants a place that's outside so her child won't go crazy. It also has to be near the 4/5/6 subway lines. I'm desperate enough to consider South St. Seaport. Any ideas?


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    chaz Jun 30, 2008 07:13 PM

    Willy's corner 83rd and 2nd Ave.

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      RGR Jun 30, 2008 10:23 PM

      If you both like Indian-style cuisine, Tabla's Bread Bar has a lovely outdoor terrace direclty across from Madison Square Park, on the corner of Madison & 25th.


      Of course, if the line isn't ridiculously long, you could do Shake Shack right in Madison Square Park.


      1. MMRuth Jul 1, 2008 03:42 AM

        We had dinner Friday night at Vermicelli - 2nd & 78th - Vietnamese - pretty good food, can't vouch for how authentic it is though. There is outdoor seating and there were children there.

        Cafe d'Alsace - 2nd & 89th also has outdoor seating and very good French/Alsatian food.

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        1. re: MMRuth
          eeee Jul 1, 2008 04:51 AM

          Or maybe Chat n Chew right off Union Square.

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            RGR Jul 1, 2008 08:05 AM

            Re: Cafe d'Alsace. Slight street correction. It's on the corner of 88th. Agree about the food being very good.


          2. JungMann Jul 1, 2008 05:33 AM

            Doesn't Blue Water Grill have a kid's menu?

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              serious Jul 1, 2008 06:13 AM

              Shake Shack: Madison Sq Park

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                mch Jul 1, 2008 09:01 AM

                the barking dog on 34th btwn 3rd & lex. it has a great american menu with outdoor seating. plus people bring their dogs sometimes so they baby can be entertained.

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                  robins Jul 1, 2008 09:05 AM

                  Thanks everyone!

                2. j
                  Jane A. Jul 1, 2008 01:14 PM

                  Check out the Angelo's Pizza thread. They have a second place on 2nd Ave. and 55th St. with an outdoor seating area. It's kid friendly.

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