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Jan 31, 2010 09:48 AM

Dinner with kids near Times Square

Having dinner with kids between ages 5 and 10 after seeing a show on 42nd and 9th. Any recommendations? Italian maybe? Easy on the wallet?

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    1. re: gutsofsteel

      Becco is a fun place for kids. Food isn't the greatest but they have a fun all you can eat pasta tasting with 3 usually quite good pasta choices and a salad or seafood salad to start. There's always tons of kids there and it's easy on the wallet.

      It's on 46th between 8th and 9th.

    2. If you have a big group (Over 5 people), Carmine's is a good choice too. Served family style, it's classic Italian American. The desert "The Titanic" is a giant ice cream sundae has always been a big hit with the kids.

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      1. re: Edwin E.

        Carmines might be a hit with kids but honestly, the food is pretty awful. I have eaten there (due to friends forcing me) and my entire body smelled like garlic for hours. It's easy on the wallet and fine for groups but I'd always pick Becco or for that matter, nearly anywhere else, over that place. Sorry Edwin!

        1. re: stephaniec25

          I like Becco too - but I've never thought of it as a "kid place" - where as Carmines, to me, is like an Italian Chucky Cheese with all the 4 year old birthday parties they have going on.

      2. Can they do Japanese? I'm a big Haru fan..

          1. Places I've been with kids that was a hit - John's pizza on 44th and Ellen's Stardust Diner. They sing at Ellen's - the kids loved it. John's is probably cheaper.