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I'm taking my 5y.o. daughter to see the Christmas Spectacular for her first time on Wed. - any suggestions for a nice kid friendly place near Radio City to have an early dinner before we hop on a train home?

Also, a friend recommended taking her to the Backstage Deli for lunch before the show - please share any thoughts on that one...

Thanks everyone!

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  1. I obviously don't know your kid, but I think the typical 5 year old would be so blown away by the whole Radio City experience that dinner afterwards would be an afterthought at best (if she isn't completely exhausted by then). That said, I usually point families to the Redeye Grill over on 7th and 56th for a raucous little NYC experience. City Lobster and Steak is also kid-friendly and closer to Radio City on 49th and 6th. If by "a train", you mean Grand Central or Port Authority, then check out HB Burger (tater tots!) on 43rd and 6th. None of these places are super chow-tastic, but they should strike a happy medium between the adults and kid in your party. Haven't been to the Backstage Deli (or the Stage Deli, for that matter) in a long time, but what could go wrong with eggs and sammies?

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    Redeye Grill
    890 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

    Stage Deli
    834 7th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    City Lobster and Steak
    121 West 49th Street, New York, NY 10020

    HB Burger
    127 W 43rd St, New York, NY 10036

    1. Bills Bar and Burger would probably go down well - pretty simple burgers/salads etc but well done and kid friendly. Plus it's pretty big so should be no problem getting in.

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      Bill's Bar & Burger
      45 Rockefeller Plaza, New York, NY 10020