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Jul 7, 2010 06:37 AM

NYC with 10 year old suggestions needed.

We are taking our 10 year old granddaughter to NYC for three days at the end of July. Her favorite foods are tempura shrimp and edamame, sterak, hamburger, fettucini alfredo, and pizza. We are staying at the London NYC 54 St. bet. 6 and 7 aves.

I would appreciate some suggestions of restaurants where she can order some of her favorite foods without breaking the bank.

Thanks in advance for any advice.

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  1. Hi there glsebs! When you mention not breaking the bank, what's the most you're willing to spend on dinner for the three (?) of you including tax, tip, drink/wine/soda? $20 per person? $30? How far are you willing to venture outside your hotel? Do you have other plans like shopping, museum going, sightseeing, etc. that will drive your itinerary?

    For tempura shrimp and edamame near your hotel, you could go to a chain sushi restaurant like Haru, or for something a little more sophisticated where you could also order something more interesting, something like Soba Totto might work, although it will be a bit more expensive.

    For steak, it really depends on your price range, as steak tends to be more expensive than the other foods on your list.

    For a burger, how about the "hidden" burger joint inside the Parker Meridian?

    Soba Totto
    211 E 43rd St, New York, NY 10017

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    1. re: kathryn

      Burger Joint is a great recommend. I'd also recommend Shake Shack on the Upper West Side, which puts you right near the Natural History museum. I've seen kids at a bunch of the pizza places around town- I think Otto and Co. would be fun- both will also have sophisticated flavors for you as well. Neither of these is a pricey meal.

      Burger Joint
      118 W 57th St, New York, NY 10019

      Shake Shack
      Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010

      1. re: UnderemployedInNYC

        Might have been an off day, but I think Burger Joint fell down a bit in quality than it was previously. I would personally go with the Shake Shack in Upper West Side for a burger and/or custard. I think that Otto would be a great place to go for a good meal, as well as maybe buying some gelato there. Last time I was at Otto, the olive oil gelato with a little pinch of sea salt was done particularly well, but they have several other flavors that they do well if your granddaughter is not in the mood to taste olive oil gelato.

    2. Take her over to Ruby Foos for tempura shrimp and then pudding with gummy worms for dessert. It's a bit touristy right in Times Square but kids love it and the food/sushi is actually quite good.

      Ruby Foo's
      1626 Broadway, New York, NY 10019

      1. Alice's Tea Cup. Not exactly in your neighborhood but great for 10 y.o. girls.

        Alice's Tea Cup
        102 W 73rd St, New York, NY 10023