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Oct 17, 2012 01:03 AM

5 day stay close to time square family 2 adults 2 children age 16 and 13 places to eat

I will be staying in a hotel at time square.Can anyone please advise places to eat.

Range of food children will eat


regards Pluto

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    1. There are a lot of bad restaurants in Times Square, and the neighborhood doesn't excel in the cuisines your kids will eat. If they ate Chinese, Thai, Mexican, Japanese, etc. you'd have a lot more excellent options--ones that people from other neighborhoods come to Times Square/Midtown for.

      Can you get out of Times Square, even for a night or two?

      Pizza: I'm not a huge fan of John's in Times Square, choose another from the list thegforceny linked to.

      Italian: I love Esca but it's pricey and seafood oriented, check out the menu online, it really depends how picky your kids are and if you meant Italian American vs. Italian.

      Steak: Make a reservation for Keens and check out the menu online, great history and service and atmosphere, not cheap though. One of the few places serving a mutton chop as well.

      Burgers: I prefer Shake Shack and Schnipper's over 5 Napkin, Bill's, and burger joint in the Parker Meredien hotel.

      Also, I think some bakeries might be a nice kid-friendly option. Try Bouchon Bakery, Jacques Torres, or Magnolia, all in Rockefeller Center, Momofuku Milk Bar is also a short walk away on 5th Avenue near many department stores. The wichcraft in Rockefeller Center has good baked goods as well.

      And the Plaza Hotel has a high quality food court, which seems like an easy option to me when everybody is tired and nobody wants to eat the same thing. It's closer to Central Park than Times Square but I though I'd mention it if you're sightseeing.

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      1. re: kathryn

        I think your list is great and VERY realistic for teens. I would add Angelo's Pizza and Marseille (for their fantastic burger).

      2. Some decent options around Times Square:

        Pizza - Don Antonio (Neapolitan style)
        American - Bar Americain (decent but not stellar)
        Italian - Esca (seafood)
        Steak - Palm
        Burgers - 5 Napkin Borger

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        1. re: peter j

          A big thank you for taking the time to reply

          The children will eat Chinese and Mexican
          If you can suggest any suitable examples that would be great

          Again a big thank you for your help

          regards Brian

          1. re: Pluto123

            Toloache for Mexican

            Szechuan Gourmet for Chinese

            Ma Peche for Asian inspired small plates

            Yakitori Totto Japanese skewers

            Katsu Hama for Japanese fried cutlets and ramen

            Pongsri for decent (but not stellar) Thai

            Marseille and Benoit for French bistro food if your kids are into that

            1. re: Pluto123

              Tehuitzingo is a really cheap taqueria in the back of a Mexican grocery store. For New York, it's very good, and it's real honest Mexican food.

              Do you all have any interest in Korean barbecue? We have some good ones within an easy walk of Times Square.

              1. re: Pan

                A big thank you to everyone for taking the time to reply The advice given and other posts I have read have been a great help

                many thanks