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Steak Frites For 8-Year Old

I am taking my 8 year old to NYC next weekend and she LOVES steak. I want to take her to a great place for steak frites that won't break the bank. Does not necessarily have to be a place that has a children's menu. We are staying midtown, so we can travel anywhere within the city. She has been to Balthazar and Pastis -- we sort of like the noisy, funky, bistro-type places. I heard Landmarc has good food for kids, but also heard they don't take reservations. Is it worth the wait at Landmarc?

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Pastis
9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

Balthazar
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012

Landmarc
10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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  1. A few months ago I saw a mother and son (probably about 10 years old) eating the steak frites at Ma Peche. The boy seemed to really enjoy everything (so did the mother). FYI, the "frites" are made from rice and are cut to look like steak fries. They're very yummy!

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    Ma Peche
    15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

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    1. re: ellenost

      New York Magazine thinks Ma Peche has the best steak frites: http://nymag.com/bestofny/food/2011/s...

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      Ma Peche
      15 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019

    2. DBGB

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      DBGB
      299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003

      1. Both Landmarc locations take reservations. (They're on OpenTable.) We've never been to either one, so I can't vouch for the food.

        Bar Boulud has steak-frites on the menu. I've not had it there, but the food is very good, so imagine it would be. Although the name says "bar," it's a bistro with a nice upbeat vibe. They take reservations.

        http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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        Landmarc
        179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

        Bar Boulud
        1900 Broadway, New York, NY 10023

        1. Would say Landmarc....not as interesting as Balthazar or DBGB overall but very kid friendly. I think they bring the kids cotton candy for dessert. Not sure about reservations but just call...

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          1. re: JMJD

            i believe Landmarc at Time Warner only takes reservations for large parties and on holidays.

            Nice Matin and Marseille both manage to maintain the bustling bistro vibe while still being kid friendly.

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            Nice Matin
            201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

            Landmarc
            179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013

            1. re: coasts

              I like Nice Matin -- I ate there a few years ago when I stayed at the Lucerne. It was very nice. I will check out the menu, thanks!

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              Nice Matin
              201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

              1. re: pastrychica

                Cafe d'Alsace is owned and operated by the same group that owns Nice Matin.

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                Nice Matin
                201 West 79th Street, New York, NY 10024

                Cafe d'Alsace
                1695 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128

          2. Le Relais de Venise... imported to Manhattan from Paris, and it's a trip! The only choice you make is rare, medium, or well... literally. Everything else is a standard menu. And it's excellent value.... not if you're looking for the best steak in Manhattan, but a really nice meal and a fun experience perfect for an 8 year old.