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Jul 30, 2010 05:40 PM

Suggestions for restaurants which would appeal to teenagers?

Hello, Tomorrow my daughter and I are taking a very spontaneous trip to NYC. She's 15 and an adventurous eater (like her Mom!). Do you have any suggestions? We are staying mid town but could go anywhere. Some places we want to go:

Frick Collection
ABC Carpet & Home
Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
Hester Street Fair

Any suggestions you could make would be helpful as we don't have reservations (obviously) and
and would be unlikely to get any at this point. Thanks!

Hester Street Fair
Essex St Hester St, New York, NY 10002

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  1. what's your budget?
    maybe dbgb or stanton social but they'll be crowded tomorrow.

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    1. re: daffyduck

      I'm a true chowhound in that the quality of the food is most important, but I think a trendy/unusual atmosphere would appeal to my daughter. What is dbgb? Thanks for responding.

      1. re: eattorun

        DBGB is 4-star Chef Daniel Boulud's casual French brasserie located on the Bowery.

        DBGB photos here:

        The Bar Room at The Modern (in MoMA) would also be a good choice.

        Bar Room at The Modern photos:

        The Wizard of Roz

    2. I suggest MoMA and the Metropolitan has a great roof top exhibit. I would pair the Met with the Guggenheim. For dinner, my 13-year old loves the Bar Room at the Modern. I think ABC is also a good choice. We are taking our teenage and early twenties children/friends to dbgb tonight for dinner. Make sure you call for reservations anywhere you decide to go to make sure there is space.

      1. Shake Shack if you have the time. Great hangout. Very busy!! Ok, bergers, thick shakes.

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        1. re: samjam101

          i dont think shake shack is a good suggestion for out of towners that are adventerous eaters.

          1. re: FrankieLymon

            chinatown is great for adventerous eaters but i wouldnt call the any restaurant in CT trendy. it might be adventure-like but i dont know if that's what the OP was looking for.