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Dining out with Toddler but don't want to compromise on food quality...

wcgirl Apr 15, 2009 11:08 AM

We're going to be in nyc (midtown west) and plan on going out to eat. Last time we were there we went to Ssam Bar, OTTO, and Pastis and loved them both. We are looking for places to eat where we can bring out two year old...that also have fantastic food. Any ideas?

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  1. LeahBaila RE: wcgirl Apr 15, 2009 12:27 PM

    What are your cuisine preferences? Price/person? Please elaborate a bit.


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      wcgirl RE: LeahBaila Apr 15, 2009 05:47 PM

      i don't have any preference....kind of just open to a new experience...price? well....I guess "reasonable"....

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        RGR RE: wcgirl Apr 15, 2009 07:00 PM

        I'm sure you realize that people's idea of what "reasonable" means can differ substantially depending on the depth of their wallets. That said...

        Shake Shack now has two locations. The original is in Madison Square Park. Weather permitting, there are lots of tables for al fresco enjoyment of the delicious burgers, fries, soft ice cream, etc. There's also a playground on the other side of the park. The indoor Shack is on the UWS, on Columbus Av. & 77th St.


        We had brunch at 4-star chef Daniel Boulud's Bar Boulud on a recent Sunday, and it was very family-friendly. The superb charcuterie is some of the best anywhere, and the bistro-style dishes are not too shabby either.


        Keens is our favorite NYC steakhouse. It's been in its 36th St. location since 1885, so in addition to delicious food and friendly service, there is the unmatchable charm of the Old New York ambiance. We have often seen families with children dining there.


    2. MMRuth RE: wcgirl Apr 15, 2009 02:03 PM

      I was at Lupa for lunch on Friday, and they were v. solicitous of us - and we were with five girls - about 3 to 16. In the past, I've found Chin Chin and Dawat to be friendly w/ kids too.

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        wcgirl RE: MMRuth Apr 15, 2009 05:46 PM

        thanks!! I've heard good things about Lupa too! That might be on my list!

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          eeee RE: wcgirl Apr 16, 2009 05:56 AM

          I like to go to Artisanal with kids - it's almost always bustling and many kids love to try the fondues!

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