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swish3 Jan 19, 2012 11:23 AM

i am coming into the city to see Stomp tomorrow and I am looking for a resuaurant to go to with my family. Any suggestions? thank you

  1. rose water Jan 21, 2012 03:37 AM

    There are dozens of options In the immediate area.

    Cafe Mogador does a great brunch
    Forcella for deep fried pizza
    Momofuku Ssam/noodle/milk bar
    Zabb Elee for spicy Thai

    Much more casual
    Caracas arepas
    Xi'an famous foods

    Need reservations
    Dirt candy (inventive vegetarian)

    There are tons of casual inexpensive Italian places. When I lived in the area Gnocco and Max were my favorites but I haven't been for years. Frankie's Spuntino has since opened up, and is close to where you'll be but not in the immediate area.

    Momofuku Ssam Bar
    207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Frankies 17 Spuntino
    17 Clinton St, New York, NY 10002

    Cafe Mogador
    101 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

    Caracas Arepa Bar
    93 1/2 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

    51 Avenue B, New York, NY 10009

    337 East 10th Street, New York, NY 10009

    Momofuku Noodle Bar
    171 1st Ave, New York, NY 10003

    Dirt Candy
    430 East 9th Street, New York, NY 10009

    Xi'an Famous Foods
    81 St. Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

    Momofuku Milk Bar
    251 E 13th St, New York, NY 10003

    334 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

    Zabb Elee
    75 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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      vidyoh Jan 20, 2012 01:45 PM


      144 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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        peter j Jan 20, 2012 10:31 AM

        DBGB is within a reasonable walking distance.

        1. Monica Jan 20, 2012 10:22 AM


          I love this place. I have only been to 2 brunches with my 3 yr old daughter but the food is really good especially for the prices they charge. (loved their bread


          I've heard great things about their dinner too.

          Then there is Chinatown brasserie and tons of good Japanese places.
          Also, Cafe Orlin is always popular...then thre is Luke's lobster and the mermaid inn.

          But you need to be more specific..as this area has tons of good restaurants with tons of options. As there are a lot of college kids in this area, i don't think you will have any problem bringing your teenagers to most restaurants.

          Cafe Orlin
          41 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

          Chinatown Brasserie
          380 Lafayette St, New York, NY 10012

          Flea Market Cafe
          131 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

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            small h Jan 20, 2012 07:48 AM

            There are dozens of options in that neighborhood, so you need to be more specific. How old are your kids? How much do you want to spend per entree? How many people in your party? What kind of food do you & your kids like?

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            1. re: small h
              swish3 Jan 20, 2012 07:56 AM

              My kids, are 11 and15. I want decent food but don't want to spend a fortune. I am looking for something close to the theater on 2 nd Ave and St marks THX

              1. re: swish3
                RGR Jan 20, 2012 08:46 AM

                "I want decent food but don't want to spend a fortune."

                That's still rather vague because (a) you haven't told us what kind of food you and your kids prefer, and (b) what constitutes not spending a fortune can vary considerably depending on the depth of one's wallet. That said...

                Motorino, on 12th, b/t 1st and 2nd

                Momofuku Ssam Bar, on the corner of 2nd & 13th


                Momofuku Ssam Bar
                207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

                349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003

                1. re: RGR
                  Andy T. Jan 20, 2012 09:46 AM

                  RGR of course is providing top picks for quality at a very reasonable price point. If you are limited to the area around the theatre, the north side of St Marks between 2nd and 3rd has a whole bunch of fun, but not RGR-quality, Asian joints. There's a couple of Japanese snack places (full of college students, the east-most one you walk down a couple of stairs to enter), an Asian noodle joint (closer to 3rd), and, our go-to, Grand Szechuan (mid-block, up a flight of stairs). There's also Spot Dessert Bar for afterwards. I think there's also a new sticky bun place, but not sure where on St Marks it is.

                  Grand Sichuan
                  23 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

                  Spot Dessert Bar
                  13 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10003

                  1. re: Andy T.
                    RGR Jan 20, 2012 10:32 AM

                    "...but not RGR-quality, Asian joints."

                    LOL! I have nothing against Asian joints, but I'm not familiar with the places you mention because I eat relatively little Asian food. I like Thai. I've been to the upscale Japanese Kyo Ya and enjoyed it, though I was picky regarding which dishes I was willing to eat. Don't care much for Chinese (except for soup dumplings and Peking duck). A sushi excursion is on my "to do" list.

                    I've been to Spot Dessert and disliked two of the three items we tried. But that was when Pichot Ong still owned the place, so I have no idea what the desserts are like now.


                    Kyo Ya
                    94 E 7th St, New York, NY 10009

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