5 year old wants pasta & steak
My 5 year old daughter only wants pasta and steak for her birthday. Does anyone have a recommendation for a place we can get a good, but affordable, steak preferrably in mid-town (but other recs appreciated) on Sunday afternoon? Thanks!
Italian restaurants are, of course, the first place one thinks of for pasta. However, just about all of them have at least one steak on the menu.
Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th St., b/t B'way & 8th Av., is a favorite of mine and many other Hounds. The homestyle Italian fare is well-prepared and delicious. Lots of great pasta options + one steak -- a grilled sirloin -- @ $21. Since I've never tried the steak, I can't say how good it is. Service is friendly and efficient. The large space has attractive decor and comfortably-spaced tables.
I also agree with others on Landmarc which is great for kids with its diverse menu (and a specific kid section). The dessert platter is always a crowd pleaser (including adults).
Other restaurants that may worth consideration are (not mid-town though):
Balthazar - the classic - you can't beat the atmostphere. Not sure if you have brought your daughter there but if you haven't, it's not a bad idea to introduce to her a classic NYC bistro.
Lupa - Italian instead of French. Here you can more picks for pasta than steak (they do serve a hanger steak), but the pasta is definitely better than the above two. Plus you can have olive oil gelato!
My 4 year old daughter loves the steak at Ottomanelli New York Grill on 93rd and Lex. It's not a fancy place, so you don't feel at all uncomfortable with children. They serve terrific quality meat and huge bowls of pasta for extremely reasonable prices. You can look it up on menupages.
In Italy, it's the Tuscans who eat pasta, followed by steak, especially in Firenze, so I'd be looking for a Tuscan restaurant. I don't live in NYC, so I can't advise, but maybe someone else knows a good one.