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Pre-Theater with Kids - Good but not stressful?

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I'm trying to figure out a good place for dinner near the theater district for a group of 7 - 3 kids (all under the age of 9) and 4 adults, including 2 visitors to the city. I'd like it to be good and memorable, but not stressful - perhaps someplace loud enough that if the kids aren't totally silent it won't be a big deal? They are used to eating out, and reasonably adventurous eaters, so I don't want "kiddie" food - and I'd prefer to steer away from Carmine's & Tony's. I'm considering Landmarc in the TWC, even though it's not right near the theater. Other ideas would be hugely appreciated. Price is not a huge consideration, and any type of cuisine would work. Thanks so much!

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  1. Toloache, on 50th, b/t B'way & 8th, serves delicious Mexican food.

    Toloache photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

    For Italian, my pick would be Trattoria Trecolori, on 47th, b/t B'way & 8th.

    http://www.trattoriatrecolori.com/

    http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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    1. re: RGR

      Thanks so much! I've read several very nice reviews of Trecolori, and that may be our best option - glad to hear you think it would be appropriate with kids. Mexican may not work for our visitors, but it sounds great.

      1. re: kerryfood

        I suggested Toloache because you said, "...any type of cuisine would work."

        Trecolori is definitely family-friendly.

        http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

        1. re: RGR

          Yeah, sorry about that - I talked to our visitors today and found out there are a few more restrictions of which I wasn't aware.. :-)

    2. I found this thread while also looking for a pre-theater, kid-friendly restaurant. We went to Trattoria Trecolori based on the recommendation here and it was exactly what we were looking for. It fills up pre-theater, but we were able to get a same day 5pm reservation. The food was very good and the prices were reasonable; all of our entrees were in the $16-22 range, comparable to a nice Italian restaurant in Westchester. Service was excellent and efficient and the location was perfect for the theater district. Thanks for recommending it!

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      Trattoria Trecolori
      254 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

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