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Kid Friendly restaurants walking distance from Tudor City

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MLP660 Oct 5, 2012 04:58 PM

Can anyone offer suggestions for kid friendly restaurants that still offer some NY flavor within walking distance of Tudor City?

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    bifpocaroba RE: MLP660 Oct 9, 2012 07:12 AM

    O'Neil's

    http://www.oneillsnewyork.com/

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      kurtt RE: bifpocaroba Oct 9, 2012 07:35 AM

      Isn't O'Neils part of a chain?

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        bifpocaroba RE: kurtt Oct 10, 2012 06:26 AM

        No

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      thegforceny RE: MLP660 Oct 9, 2012 07:29 AM

      Not a good area for food. Osteria Laguna is serviceable
      209 East 42nd Street

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        RCC RE: MLP660 Oct 9, 2012 09:24 AM

        Phoenix Garden on 40th Sreet between 2nd and 3rd Ave.

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          Motosport RE: RCC Oct 9, 2012 09:40 AM

          Ditto on Phoenix Garden!!
          El Rio Grande on 3rd Av and 38th ST
          Duke's 3rd Av and 37
          Rare on Lex and 37th Depending on how far you want to walk.

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          barberinibee RE: MLP660 Oct 9, 2012 09:59 AM

          If I was a kid, I would want to eat in Grand Central Station.

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            rose water RE: barberinibee Oct 9, 2012 10:58 AM

            Anywhere in particular in Grand Central?

            As a parent, I wouldn't want to take my kid anywhere near Grand Central--it's just too crowded, and keeping an eye on your kid while engaged in fierce NYC style competition for a seat in the downstairs food court would be pure misery (above and beyond the misery it is without kid in tow).

            That all being said, I have no doubt that my daughter would love sampling at Murray's cheese...but even that she'd probably prefer to do downtown after a trip to Keste.

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              barberinibee RE: rose water Oct 9, 2012 11:23 PM

              I don't know what the child likes to eat, but I would pick someplace iconic with a great experience of the station. Michael Jordan's, the Oyster Bar, etc. I'd call ahead to see if they have kid's menus or would accommodate, depending on the age of the child.

              I live in Italy, where children aren't so sheltered. It's true that Italians are more collectively considerate and cheerful about children, but Grand Central is just an every day scene in many parts of Italy. In comparison to the entire city of Naples, it's downright tranquil.

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              pernodoj RE: barberinibee Oct 10, 2012 08:32 AM

              Agree with a visit to GC. My kids love it. Although we generally walk down to Artisinal to eat.

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