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Casual UES lunch on Sunday with kids

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Getting together with cousins on the UES Sunday for brunch/lunch. We'll be 6 adults/2 boys (8 & 6). Looking for a casual place, but with food interesting enough to make the meal worthwhile. My boys will eat just about anything. All recommendations are welcome (burgers, asian, mediterranean, bbq, etc.) Thanks.

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  1. Lexington Candy Shop is a step back in a time machine
    Al Bustan for fabulous Mediteranean

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    Al Bustan
    319 East 53rd Street, New York, NY 10022

    Lexington Candy Shop
    1226 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028

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    1. re: Motosport

      Lexington Candy Shop may be a step back in time, but most of the food is lousy, the service obnoxious, and it's rushed and uncomfortable and not a place for a group of 8.

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      Lexington Candy Shop
      1226 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10028

      1. We had a great, kid-friendly meal (8 adults, 4 kids ages 9-14) at Jones Wood Foundry (76th btwn 1st & York). It's British comfort food done really well. Our beer and cocktail connoisseurs were really happy with the available selections. Loved the Scotch eggs, bangers and mash, Yorkshire puddings, fish & chips, and banoffee pie. If your party is large, try to reserve the communal table next to the garden. Oh, and make sure you check out both bathrooms.

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        Jones Wood Foundry
        401 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021

        1. Untitled at the Whitney could work.

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          Untitled
          945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

          1. Atlantic Grill could work: varied and very good brunch menu, friendly staff, and great with families.

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            Atlantic Grill
            1341 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10021

            1. Toloache 82, on 82nd, b/t Lex & 3rd, serves delicious Mexican food and has an interesting brunch menu. Family-friendly. They take reservations.

              http://toloachenyc.com/media/brunch.pdf

              Toloache 82 photos: http://www.flickr.com/photos/11863391...

              http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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              Toloache 82
              166 E 82nd St, New York, NY 10028

              1. Cafe d' Alsace is casual and family friendly

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                Cafe d'Alsace
                1695 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10128