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Apr 15, 2009 11:08 AM

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

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

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    1. re: LeahBaila

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

      1. re: wcgirl

        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. 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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      1. re: MMRuth

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

        1. re: wcgirl

          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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