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Is it a no-no to order desserts only?

I will be traveling to NYC with my 3 teenaged children. They are picky eaters and would not fully appreciate a fine meal at a nice restaurant. Would it be acceptable to go to somewhere like Tavern on the Green for only dessert?

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  1. First of all, why would you waste your money for a place like Tavern on the Green? You can go to a nice restaurant with so much better food. Go to: Gramercy Tavern, Eleven Madison Park, wd-50, etc.

    It's fine to order desserts only once you tell your waiter/waitress first. I did that once for my friend's birthday last summer for wd-50, while we had a sushi dinner at the now closed, Esashi beforehand. Anyway, our waiter was gracious to accommodate our request and he didn't give us any problems or attitude about it.

    Tina
    http://thewanderingeater.wordpress.com

    1. I would ask before being seated. I've been turned down for dessert only during prime time hours. You may also want to look into dessert only places such as p*ong and chikalicious.

      1. I believe AC said she is traveling with teenage 3 picky eaters. I'm doubting WD-50 or p*ong -- two of the more cutting edge restaurants in the city, are going to appeal to them.

        AC- you may want to call wherever you are considering going in advance just to check on what their policies are on this.

        1. Are you going to eat a full meal while they only eat dessert?

          1. I would try desert place first esp. at prime meal hours.