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Casual UES lunch on Sunday with kids

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freshlycured Feb 15, 2012 09:47 AM

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.

  1. more pickles please Feb 16, 2012 01:29 PM

    Cafe d' Alsace is casual and family friendly

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

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      RGR Feb 16, 2012 12:38 PM

      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@N03/sets/72157627846888083/

      http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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

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        City Kid Feb 16, 2012 10:12 AM

        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

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          jester99 Feb 16, 2012 08:22 AM

          Untitled at the Whitney could work.

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          Untitled
          945 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10021

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            foodiemom10583 Feb 15, 2012 10:55 AM

            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. Motosport Feb 15, 2012 10:29 AM

              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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                gutsofsteel Feb 16, 2012 10:31 AM

                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

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                  RGR Feb 16, 2012 06:57 PM

                  Al Bustan is not UES. It's Midtown East.

                  http://thewizardofroz.wordpress.com

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