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Chelsea Market Brunch

sarahbeek Apr 2, 2011 02:59 PM

Any suggestions for a brunch at Chelsea market with a young toddler?

  1. sgordon Apr 3, 2011 09:57 AM

    Across the street, the Colicchio & Sons Tap Room serves a great brunch, reasonably priced.

    Colicchio & Sons
    85 10th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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    1. re: sgordon
      starvomarvo Apr 4, 2011 03:31 PM

      I have a hard time imagining a toddler in that place (though admittedly have only been there at night)...if you're willing to go nearby rather than in the market proper, The Park, while not the greatest food ever, is actually an excellent toddler joint - a lot of space and a lot to look at. I also love Sarabeth's, and the tables are usually pretty empty (I suspect many people don't know this location serves real food and not just baked goods). Although the food's ok and it's kid-friendly, the service at Friedman's is really abysmal so I'd steer clear of that joint, personally. 202 suffers from the same problem. (If pressed, I'd choose Friedman's bwtn those two.)

      Sarabeth's Bakery
      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      Friedman's Lunch
      75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

      The Park
      118 10th Avenue, New York, NY 10011

      1. re: starvomarvo
        rose water Apr 5, 2011 03:01 AM

        In the market itself, I'd also suggest Sarabeth's. It's quick enough for toddlers' attention spans, and they serve food on disposable plates (which I didn't love) so you could potentially sit in the halls of the market itself if your child wanted to roam a little more

        1. re: starvomarvo
          kathryn Apr 5, 2011 07:54 AM

          202 has closed IIRC.

          What about Ronnybrook Milk Bar? Seems kid-friendly to me.

          Ronnybrook Milk Bar
          75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

          1. re: kathryn
            rose water Apr 5, 2011 11:09 AM

            i love their yogurt, but haven't liked their food at all. though the dairy products are perfect for toddlers on the go (especially for dairy fiends like mine) the space is not very parent-of-toddler friendly, with all those crates and things for children to touch and mess up along the walls. i always dash in and out (or stock up at farmer's markets, where the yogurt drinks are much cheaper).

            1. re: kathryn
              NYCkaren Apr 5, 2011 12:05 PM

              I ate at Ronnybrook with my daughter recently. We both liked the food. But we thought the stools were uncomfortable.

            2. re: starvomarvo
              sgordon Apr 5, 2011 09:05 AM

              Very different crowd at C&S for brunch. Times I've been, there have been lots of families.

              As to 202: yep, closed. Too bad - they were my first thought, pretty good place.

              1. re: sgordon
                starvomarvo Apr 5, 2011 04:59 PM

                Very good to know re C&S, thanks! And I'm amazed I didn't notice 202 closed since I am in the Market almost daily. Have always liked the food there (esp the unsung dinner), but man was the waitstaff incompetent. Re Ronnybrook, btw, I've only tried twice but found it super overpriced for what you get and not very comfortable, as noted above.

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            CldSkndNdle Apr 5, 2011 09:31 AM

            People's Pops!

            People's Pops
            75 9th Ave, New York, NY 10011

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            1. re: CldSkndNdle
              rose water Apr 5, 2011 11:06 AM

              closed seasonally, and not yet back: http://peoplespops.com/where_we_are.html (and not sure i'd want popsicles for brunch, though they make a great snack!)

            2. ecwashere7 Apr 5, 2011 11:29 AM

              Pastis is close by and their brunch is pretty tasty as well.

              9 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

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                veralouise Apr 7, 2011 12:56 PM

                Try Bill's Bar and Burger - it's close by and very kid friendly.

                Bill's Bar & Burger
                22 9th Ave, New York, NY 10014

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