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Dinner with kids near Times Square

mrsbutterworth Jan 31, 2010 09:48 AM

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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    gutsofsteel RE: mrsbutterworth Jan 31, 2010 10:12 AM

    Maybe 5 Napkin Burger ?

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      stephaniec25 RE: gutsofsteel Jan 31, 2010 10:48 AM

      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. Edwin E. RE: mrsbutterworth Feb 1, 2010 10:49 AM

      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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        stephaniec25 RE: Edwin E. Feb 1, 2010 01:48 PM

        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!

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          Edwin E. RE: stephaniec25 Feb 2, 2010 01:36 PM

          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.

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        aleksinas RE: mrsbutterworth Feb 1, 2010 02:07 PM

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

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          boccalupo RE: mrsbutterworth Feb 1, 2010 02:16 PM


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            rdnnyc RE: mrsbutterworth Feb 2, 2010 09:52 AM

            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.

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