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suzkam Dec 28, 2009 04:02 PM

We are spending the New Year's Eve day in Manhattan with our toddler -- hitting the predictable places, Rockefeller Center, the Disney store and FAO Schwartz. We want to do a 5pm dinner in midtown, preferably near FAO Schwartz. I really don't want to compromise on food quality, but I also don't want to bring my 2 year old boy to a place where kids are not welcome. Virtually any kind of food is fine with us, maybe with the exception of Japanese/sushi. And we would prefer not to spend over $150 for the three of us (my husband, my son and I). I have been doing alot of research (including searching the archives of this site) and have found a few restaurants that people recommend:

La Bonne Soupe
Beacon
Pop Burger
Rosa Mexicano

I realize that those are three very different kind of restuarants, but we are definitely open -- the key is good food, noisy atmosphere that won't frown at a child and maybe even a little festive (since it is New Year's Eve). I appreciate all suggestions! Thanks in advance!

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    patriciarichter RE: suzkam Dec 29, 2009 07:30 AM

    Rosa Mexicano looks like a great choice you may want to look at BLT Market on Central Park South or maybe Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center the view is amazing.

    1. smokeandapancake RE: suzkam Dec 29, 2009 09:23 AM

      Rouge Tomate
      www.rougetomate.com
      HB Burger
      www.heartlandbrewery.com/HB_Burger.php
      Five Napkin Burger
      www.fivenapkinburger.com
      Landmarc (i think this is the best choice
      )http://www.landmarc-restaurant.com/#p...

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        suzkam RE: suzkam Dec 29, 2009 10:08 AM

        Thanks for the suggestions! I have never heard of a few of those restaurants -- they look great! However, we ended up making reservations at 5pm at Rosa Mexicano. They have a kids menu and I figured that its a fun environment. Plus, they have their regular menu on NYE, which is a plus. I will let everyone know how it goes!

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          princeofpork RE: suzkam Dec 29, 2009 11:04 AM

          Get the lamb shank wrapped in banana leaves its excellent. The Shrimp and yellow rice is great too.

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