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Magical restaurant near-ish the Theater District that's ok with well-behaved children

aimhart Jun 2, 2012 09:55 AM

Kids are seeing their first Bway show next week - a matinee. Would love to go somewhere special with them afterward for dinner (e.g. not Shake Shack). My kids are used to eating at great restaurants - in Boston they've been to No. 9, Hammersly's, Erbaluce, etc. They can find something to eat and know how to behave in most places, but I also don't want something too intimate, as we'll be eating around 5:30 or 6.

We'd like to stay midtown-sih, as we are meeting folks for drinks there later that evening, but can venture out of the theatre district. Don't want to go all the way downtown.


  1. HillJ Jun 4, 2012 06:08 AM

    Well behaved children and their parents would have a wonderful time here.
    West 47th Street

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      adgnyc Jun 3, 2012 01:16 PM

      I recommend Joe Allen, on 46th between 8th and 9th. it's a theater district institution; it's casual and fun (the walls are decorated with posters of shows that flopped on Broadway); and the menu is pretty kid-friendly. I loved going there as a kid, and it definitely will round out your kids' experience of their first Broadway show. Also: great brownie with vanilla ice cream and hot fudge sauce for dessert.

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        kathryn Jun 2, 2012 08:01 PM

        Maybe Ma Peche, and you can go to Momofuku Milk Bar after?

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          ellenost Jun 4, 2012 05:50 AM

          Excellent recommendation! I've seen a number of families with children at Ma Peche. The desserts at Milk Bar should definitely please the entire family.

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