Expat NYers returning. With a baby....
Lived in the east & west village for many years; left under great duress. We're returning for a long weekend, and our 16-month-old son's first real trip to the city. He's very well behaved and a great eater. We want to show him our "home" (and we are just dying for some good food!). Where can we go that we'll love and he won't offend with his presence? We're open to all kinds of food, but hopefully at least one Japanese meal and at least one Italian.
FWIW, we'll be staying in Battery Park City but can move around well (south of 23rd street). Thanks!
Japanese: 15 East, Ushiwakamaru
Italian: Babbo, Scarpetta, Locanda Verde, Lupa
Other options in Tribeca: The Harrison, Blaue Gans, Cercle Rouge, Odeon, Landmarc.
Other options in the West Village: Kin Shop, Joseph Leonard, Perilla, Empellon
Other options in Soho: The Dutch, Shorty's .32, Blue Ribbon Brasserie, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Osteria Morini
Most restaurants are kid-friendly if you dine early.
170 Thompson Street, New York, NY 10012
9 Jones Street, New York, NY 10014
15 East 15th Street, New York, NY 10003
110 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10011
Blue Ribbon Brasserie
97 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
Blue Ribbon Sushi
119 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
136 W Houston St, New York, NY 10012
355 Greenwich Street, New York, NY 10013
179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
145 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013
139 Duane Street, New York, NY 10013
199 Prince St, New York, NY 10012
241 W. Broadway, New York, NY 10013
355 West 14th Street, New York, NY 10014
377 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10013
170 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014
469 6th Ave, New York, NY 10011
218 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012
131 Sullivan St, New York, NY 10012
230 W 4th St, New York, NY 10014
Momoya in Chelsea is decent, and there are plenty of children in there all the time.
185 7th Ave, New York, NY 10011
No idea when you moved, but Manhattan is more kid friendly then ever. Near BPC, I see a lot of kids in Walker's, so keep them in mind as a convenient choice.
16 N Moore St, New York, NY 10013
I recommend calling any place before you visit and making sure they stock high chairs. We've had a couple of unpleasant surprises with our 18-month old.
We've also found DBGB, Peel's, Balthazar/Schiller's/Morandi/Pulino's extremely kid-friendly.
Also, there's now a Shake Shack in BPC!
80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
211 Waverly Pl, New York, NY 10014
Schiller's Liquor Bar
131 Rivington St, New York, NY 10002
299 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
282 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
325 Bowery, New York, NY 10003
215 Murray St, New York, NY 10282