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Kid friendly breakfast in mid-town?

Beca Oct 10, 2008 01:28 PM

We are going to be in the city (56th/Lex) this weekend with our 2.5 yr. twins. Any ideas for a breakfast place that will be open early, kid friendly and still good food? I know there is a diner-like place on 57th nearby, but it is not very good.

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    RGR RE: Beca Oct 10, 2008 03:32 PM

    If you're willing to take a short cab ride, I'd suggest Penelope, on the corner of Lex & 30th St. Good food, kitchy decor, and family-friendly. They open at 8 a.m.


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      enthusiast RE: Beca Oct 10, 2008 08:13 PM

      how about pershing square? right off of 42nd btw lex and park. separate booths and at that time in the morning you need not worry about your surroundings,
      I have a 2 yr old and if i were in mid-town and needed to have breakfast i would probably go there. it's a whole nother story if i were by myself, but i'm sure you know the deal.

      1. jinet12 RE: Beca Oct 10, 2008 08:27 PM

        Any of the deli's or bagel places would work for the kids...

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          cimui RE: Beca Oct 11, 2008 02:28 AM

          sarahbeth's on central park south (59th st., 3.5 blocks west of lex) is kid friendly, close, and very solid. they open at 8 a.m. on weekends. menu here: http://www.sarabethscps.com/menu_brun...

          i personally would not go to penelope with children since there is always a long line on weekends and the seating is pretty tight. i haven't really seen any children older than infant age there at brunch.

          40 Central Park S, New York, NY 10019

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            RGR RE: cimui Oct 11, 2008 06:52 AM

            I don't think there would be a wait at Penelope until later in the morning when the brunch crowd starts to arrive. But, perhaps, you are right and Sarabeth's is a better idea, especially since it's closer to where they are staying.

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              chocolatebirthdaycake RE: RGR Oct 11, 2008 07:38 AM

              The Comfort Diner 214 E 45 St.
              Great food for you and fun for ALL!
              You won't be dissapointed!

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