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Toddler Friendly Brunch place in Manhattan?

vierra Dec 14, 2009 02:32 PM

Coming to NY over Christmas holiday from SF and want to have brunch with a friend who has a 2 year old. Any suggestions?

  1. MMRuth Dec 14, 2009 02:45 PM

    Any particular neighborhoods? Generally, I think places are pretty toddler-friendly for brunch.

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    1. re: MMRuth
      vierra Dec 14, 2009 02:49 PM

      She's coming from Port Washington and I"ll be staying around 44th and Madison. No real neighborhoods in mind though. Somewhere in midtown maybe?

      1. re: vierra
        MMRuth Dec 14, 2009 02:56 PM

        You might try Artisanal, off Park in the 20s, and Kathryn is our resident brunch expert, so I'd trust any of her suggestions as well.

    2. k
      kathryn Dec 14, 2009 02:54 PM

      Kid friendly brunch: Big Daddy's Diner, Landmarc, Sarabeth's, Penelope, Ouest, Bubby's, Isabella's, EJ's Luncheonette, Balthazar, Petite Abeille, and City Bakery are all reportedly kid friendly from various CH threads I've read.

      As always, check hours before you go, and with NYC brunch, earlier is usually better. Note that weekend brunch is a HUGE deal in NYC and there will be quite a wait, especially after 10am at a lot of these places. Also, not every place serves breakfast on weekdays, so check hours in advance (I would call as web sites tend to be out of date) if you want to dine on a weekday.

      See also Best Brunch in NY:

      Kid friendly brunches in Manhattan:

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      1. re: kathryn
        vierra Dec 14, 2009 02:59 PM

        Amazing! THANK YOU!!!

      2. c
        chaz Dec 14, 2009 06:35 PM

        Willy's-80th and 2nd

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        1. re: chaz
          smokeandapancake Dec 14, 2009 06:37 PM

          artisinal is a really good choice vierra...i would definitely consider it!

        2. s
          stak Dec 15, 2009 07:05 AM

          I asked a similar question here last summer for brunch with a 4-year-old and twin 2-year-olds...suggestions I recall but didn't try were Bubby's and Norma's. We ended up having one brunch at Sarabeth's UWS (which was full of little kids) and one at Balthazar (we didn't go there specifically because we thought it would be kid-friendly but it was not bad...apart from the sugar container that got shoved off the table when we weren't looking). The food was fantastic at both places.

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