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Kid Friendly for Foodie Parents

evoo Nov 3, 2012 01:22 PM

Hope everyone is recovering as best they can from Sandy.

In NYC over Thanksgiving for a few days with a 3 year old and 6 month old. Looking for Manhattan spots for lunch and dinner that are reasonable for price and will satisfy foodie parents. Any ideas? Thanks!

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    Pan RE: evoo Nov 4, 2012 01:54 AM

    Please define "reasonable price" specifically (e.g., how much for a main dish or/and for a 3-course meal, not including drinks, tax, and tip) and also indicate which cuisines and neighborhoods you prefer and anything else that helps us narrow down our recommendations from the pool of hundreds of restaurants in Manhattan. Also, you may want to check on Open Table to see which restaurants are open on Thanksgiving, if you plan on eating Thanksgiving dinner out.

    I'm sure we'll be able to give you some useful suggestions if you help us help you, and I wish you a wonderful time in my home town!

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      evoo RE: Pan Nov 4, 2012 01:05 PM

      Thanks for the help, Pan! Entree prices under $10-20. Cuisine is really anything - we used to live in NYC and now live in Des Moines and are starved for seafood - but really the more interesting/creative the food the better. We don't know where we are staying just yet, so any neighborhoods are good but places near Central Park or the museums uptown would be great. Thanksgiving we are going to Lyon with family. Looking for lunch and dinner spots. Thanks!

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        AubWah RE: evoo Nov 4, 2012 01:10 PM

        Des Moines? Please go to Chinatown. Try Shanghai Cafe Deluxe, Great NY Noodletown..the kids will love the fried rice at Shanghai and might like the Shanghai specialties as well

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          evoo RE: AubWah Nov 4, 2012 01:48 PM

          Thanks! Any Sushi or Thai places you recommend?

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            wasny RE: evoo Nov 4, 2012 10:10 PM

            Zabb Elee for Thai. But don't limit yourself to Manhattan; Queens isn't far away and Sripraphai is very kid-friendly. And Flushing has a lot of interesting seafood opportunities--look on the Outer Boroughs board.

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              Pan RE: wasny Nov 5, 2012 01:49 AM

              I agree with this, too.

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                evoo RE: wasny Nov 5, 2012 05:46 AM


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                plf515 RE: evoo Nov 5, 2012 03:21 PM

                Sushi will be very hard on that budget.

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                Pan RE: AubWah Nov 5, 2012 01:48 AM

                I agree with this suggestion. Chinatown is the place for inexpensive but good fish and seafood.

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            kathryn RE: evoo Nov 4, 2012 07:47 AM

            NB: Phones and OpenTable for some restaurants affected by the power outage may not yet be working. Many are serving limited menus, open limited hours, and/or are still trying to reopen for business on Monday. They may not know what they'll do for Thanksgiving just yet.

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              arepo RE: kathryn Nov 4, 2012 08:05 AM

              Trattoria Trecolori might just be the place in the theater district.

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