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Nov 3, 2012 01:22 PM

Kid Friendly for Foodie Parents

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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  1. 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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    1. re: Pan

      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!

      1. re: evoo

        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

        1. re: AubWah

          Thanks! Any Sushi or Thai places you recommend?

          1. re: evoo

            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.

              1. re: evoo

                Sushi will be very hard on that budget.

              2. re: AubWah

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

          2. 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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            1. re: kathryn

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