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Baby-friendly on/near 9th ave in the 50s

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Kauainut Oct 13, 2011 08:31 AM

This weekend we are making our first trip to NY as parents (infant in tow). I have a meeting on 9th ave in the 50s and we are looking for a place to grab dinner, preferably someplace big enough to accommodate a stroller so we don't have to take the baby out if he is asleep. Any cuisine is fine except places that serve only seafood. Thanks

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  1. Motosport RE: Kauainut Oct 13, 2011 09:19 AM

    There are many places to choose from.
    Several Thai places on 9th Ave that are baby friendly. El Centro for Mexican. Vinyl or Eatery too.
    Just walk/down up 9th Ave and check out menus and the vibe of the restaurants.

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    Eatery
    798 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    Vynl
    754 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

    El Centro
    824 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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      wadawada RE: Kauainut Oct 13, 2011 08:11 PM

      Traffic is pretty spacious. Go early, the drinks are good but the food is just OK. Basera is less of a scene but comfortable to manage a stroller and has pretty good Indian food. Many of the Thai places in Hells kitchen are pretty tight for space. The one that is roomy enough to accommodate a stroller is Pam Thai, both locations. The food is very good.

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      Pam Real Thai
      404 W 49th St, New York, NY 10019

      Pam Real Thai Encore
      402 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036

      Basera
      745 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

      Traffic
      701 9th Ave, New York, NY 10036

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        FoodDabbler RE: wadawada Oct 14, 2011 07:13 AM

        I have respectfully to disagree on Basera. It has space, I admit, and is often not crowded -- with good reason. It has some of the worst Indian food in Manhattan, and that's saying a lot.

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        Basera
        745 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

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          wadawada RE: FoodDabbler Oct 14, 2011 09:05 PM

          I've been there several times for lunch and it's been consistently good. Nothing creative but we like the chicken tandoor, tikka masala, and lamb vindaloo, which come with nan and rice. While not crowded, we often see groups of Indian guys dine there. If you consider this to be one of the worst Indian food places, I'm curious to hear what you think is good. Would appreciate recommendations in that neighborhood.

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          Basera
          745 9th Avenue, New York, NY 10019

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            FoodDabbler RE: wadawada Oct 15, 2011 02:12 PM

            I admit I've eaten there only once, but the samosas were so limp and the fish tikka so dry that I've never considered going back. There's not much by way of acceptable Indian food in that part of New York, but Aaheli a few blocks north on 9th (mid- fifties) has some reasonable stuff. They have a crisp okra dish that's decent and their medhu wadas have been fine the three or four times I've had them. I have not had their food in over a year, though.

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            Aaheli
            826 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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        kathryn RE: Kauainut Oct 14, 2011 06:20 AM

        Landmarc in the Time Warner Center?

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        Landmarc
        10 Columbus Circle, New York, NY 10019

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          valerie RE: Kauainut Oct 14, 2011 11:46 AM

          Route 66 on 9th & 56th has good sandwiches, burgers, salads, omelettes, etc. A small step up from a diner.

          http://www.menupages.com/restaurants/...

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          Route 66 Cafe
          858 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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            Motosport RE: valerie Oct 14, 2011 01:35 PM

            Route 66 has decent food and great breakfasts.

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            Route 66 Cafe
            858 9th Ave, New York, NY 10019

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