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Apr 24, 2011 10:57 PM

Restaurant for dinner - walking distance from 5th Av and E 65th

Any suggestions for something in very close walking distance for a Friday night dinner? Thank you!

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  1. Rouge-Tomate.

    Rouge Tomate
    10 East 60th Street, New York, NY 10022

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    1. re: beaulieu

      I have eaten at Rouge Tomate a couple of times and have found the food quite dull and expensive for what it is...and tiny portions. The service was also a bit stiff for my taste. Pretty surroundings, though. I also like Park Avenue Spring. I've only been once, but found L'Absinthe (on 67th btw. 2nd and 3rd Aves.) a charming bistro.

    2. Park Avenue Spring on E. 63 St. and Park Ave.

      Park Avenue Cafe
      100 E 63rd St, New York, NY 10021

      1. Daniel, on E. 65th, b/t Madison & Park (one block from 5th)

        1. Not sure if you want really high end which of course would be Daniel, but if you are looking for a more casual neighborhood spot, I would suggest Bistro Chat Noir. They are known for a great burger, but are much more than that. I have had wonderful Filet of Sole there as well as some beef dishes. It is quite casual and a very nice neighborhood choice.
          Located on 22 E. 66th Street

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          1. re: snowcone

            thank you so much! would they be ok with having kids there (well behaved kids ages 5 and 7)? this place sounds great!

            1. re: Tracyyyy

              It's a great casual place and I think kids would be fine. I noticed their Easter Brunch menu had a special price for children, so I assume they welcome kids. Also a few outdoor tables, which would provide another seating option.
              I think you will really like it!

              1. re: Tracyyyy

                Just another add on. I stayed at the Surrey Hotel this past weekend. Located on 20 E. 76th Street. The concierge had typed up a list of kid friendly places.
                "Eating with kids options" - Serafina, Bella Blue, Atlantic Grill, American Girl Place, Shun Lee Cafe for Dim Sum or Chinatown Brasserie.
                He also recommended some shows for kids - Wicked, Wonderland, Mary Poppins, Addams Family. Also Madagascar Live at Radio City or Harry Potter at Discovery Times Square. (Sorry to go off topic regarding restaurants)

                Chinatown Brasserie
                380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

                American Girl Cafe
                609 5th Ave, New York, NY 10017

                Atlantic Grill
                49 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023

              2. re: snowcone

                Kids are definitely fine at Bistro Chat Noir.