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May 18, 2010 02:55 PM

Recommendations for Restaurant near South Street Seaport

I'm chaperoning a small group of 14 year olds (maybe 2-4) this Thursday and I need a good place to eat dinner. I don't really care what type of restaurant it is, as long as its good. The kids aren't picky eaters but I'd really like something more than crappy burgers and greasy chicken fingers. We're going to be in the South Street Seaport with the group, but we dont have to eat together for dinner so I wanted to go somewhere better than the places the group wants to go. Any suggestions?

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  1. South Street Seaport has tons of super restaurants, you would be hard pressed to find "crappy burgers and greasy chicken fingers" unless you go to the Paris Cafe. I'd go to Acqua or the Bridge Cafe,

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    1. re: bronwen

      Acqua ( is a good choice; additionally, right across the Slip, you'll find Nelson Blue, a New Zealand themed restaurant ( with excellent small plates. Right across from NB is Jeremy's, a decidely low rent fried food place that would truly please a group of teen agers, if not their leader ( Another Italian, less expensive than Acqua, and with family style seating is Carmine's at Front Street and Beekman ( Not fancy, but very good. Others, nearby on Stone Street, would include Adrienne's Pizza, a step above the usual pizza place (, Ulysses, (, with a high value for the $$ spent, Smorgas Chef (, very interesting Swedish offering and another great value. There are, in addition, about 8 more restaurants on Stone Street, all with outdoor seating--a good option with your detail. Please let us know what you decide to do, and how it all works out.

      Adrienne's Pizza Bar
      54 Stone St, New York, NY 10004

      Nelson Blue
      233 Front St, New York, NY 10038

      718 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY 10025

      Smorgas Chef
      53 Stone Street, New York, NY 10004