dinner for teenage boys in times square
I will have 2 13 year old boys at the New Vic on a Sunday. They are from upstate so I'd like to give them dinner NYC style. They aren't large (yet) so I don't know that a deli would be a hit. I was thinking Virgil's maybe. Any thoughts? We can walk but I don't want to get too far from where we park (long drive home.)
Thank you in advance!
I think Virgils is a great idea!
It has really good food, that they aren't likely to get upstate, it's not too formal and it's smack in the middle of all the action!
But I have to say - we took my sister-in-law and her kids there on a Saturday night and it was a HUGE mistake - we thought they would love it, but we ended up waiting WAY too long for our table and the kids were falling asleep ....so my advice is to get a table early!
another idea is Ruby Foos - my 15 year old step son LOVES it there and he feels very grown up and posh when we take him there! (Thier food is decent too!)
You could walk a couple of blocks west to 9th Ave. and choose from a number of really good and reasonable ethnic places (Mexican, Thai, Italian, etc.) that I think would be fun for a couple of 13-year-old boys. Much less expensive than the actual theater district and I doubt you would need a reservation for most. Search this board for "Hell's Kitchen."
BTW: I ate at Havana Central recently and it was awful -- food, service, and incredibly noisy and crowded. VERY touristy.
That would be an incredible waste of money for two 13 year olds. The "all you can eat" dinner menu will run $56 per person *before* drinks, tax, and tip. Virgil's would give them far more bang for the buck and would more likely fit into the kid's comfort zone.
Virgil's Real Barbecue
152 W 44th Street, New York, NY 10036