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Nov 21, 2008 10:25 AM

Family Friendly near Garden State Plaza?

Taking the kids (infant and 4 yr old) for some shopping tonight - need a family friendly place near Paramus/GSP? Looking for best quality food/preparation possible.

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  1. If you want to make it easy on yourself, Napa Valley Grille isn't half bad, and it's in the mall. there's also a restaurant at Neiman's, although i have no idea if the food is any good.

    You could also head East [toward NYC] on Route 4 to Riverside Square Mall - they've got a Morton's & a Houston's there.

    Chakra Restaurant on the east side of Route 4 gets good reviews, but it doesn't strike me as a place to take the kids - it seems to have more of an intimate, adult atmosphere.

    i'm sure there are some good restaurants off the highway in Hackensack & RiverEdge, but i'm not familiar with those towns, so maybe someone else can chime in.

    hope that helps. happy shopping!

    1. Legal Seafoods in GSP is very kid-friendly. They have a nice kids menu, with a variety of things including fish-shaped ravioli, which my daughter likes.

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      1. re: valerie

        Sorry Buy Legal Seafood is crazy over priced and not very good at all.
        You are better off with Grand Lux Cafe, Joe's American Grill or Napa Valley as the other poster suggested.
        Outside of the Mall there is Biagio's and El Cid that are right up the road on Paramus Rd.