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

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Pluto123 Oct 17, 2012 01:03 AM

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

Range of food children will eat

Pizza
American
Italian
Steak
Burgers

regards Pluto

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    peter j Oct 17, 2012 07:18 AM

    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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      Pluto123 Oct 17, 2012 09:46 AM

      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

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        peter j Oct 17, 2012 09:52 AM

        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

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          Pan Oct 19, 2012 07:21 AM

          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.

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            Pluto123 Oct 19, 2012 03:34 PM

            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
            Brian

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        kathryn Oct 17, 2012 06:42 AM

        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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          LeahBaila Oct 19, 2012 07:27 AM

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

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          thegforceny Oct 17, 2012 05:08 AM

          Times Square list here (via poster Cheeryvisage):
          http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/833282

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