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Lunch near American Girl - 5th Ave & W 49th St

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Going to American Girl store on a weekday and the Cafe reviews are not too good so we are looking for a place nearby for lunch.

Casual for kids, reservations would be great. No chain restaurants. American food. Nothing too eclectic or ethnic.

Thanks - as always for the help!

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    633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017

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    2 East 45th Street, New York, NY 10017

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    1. re: CMG920

      I would pass on on cinema. In my opinion the food is awful.

      You are better off going to Naples 45. Sit outside. a great spot to people watch. Pizza, pasta, fish, etc. Typical American Italian. In the metlife building which is connected toi grand central station.
      www.naples45.com

      You can also go to the Bryant Park Grill which is a nice area or Pershing Square
      Cafe - Both of which are also great people watching spots.
      http://www.arkrestaurants.com
      http://pershingsquare.com/

      1. re: notsochubbychubette

        I would pass on Bryant Park Grill. The food is mediocre at best.

      2. re: CMG920

        I'm not sure I'd describe Dock's as kid-friendly. Also, it's on the corner of 3rd & 40th, which is a fair distance from American Girl.

        Virgil's BBQ, on 44th St., b/t 6th & 7th Avs. is very family-friendly.

        http://www.virgilsbbq.com

      3. Great Suggestions! I will do some investigating...

        Any others would be appreciated!!!

        1. Cafe SFA in Saks Fith Avenue.