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NeverEnough Nov 14, 2012 12:34 PM

Need recs for a mid-price, one-kid-friendly place. American food most likely.

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  1. wienermobile RE: NeverEnough Nov 14, 2012 01:25 PM

    Lunch or Dinner? Nickel Dinner or Philippe's French Dip or Wurstkuche or Umamicatessen are all kid friendly.

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    1. re: wienermobile
      NeverEnough RE: wienermobile Nov 14, 2012 10:13 PM

      Thanks wienermobile. It will be an early dinner, about 5. Great suggestions. Nickel Diner website looks good but they close at 3:30 Sundays. It's noisy but umamicatessen might fit the bill.

      1. re: NeverEnough
        Thor123 RE: NeverEnough Nov 15, 2012 12:57 PM

        Umamicatessen and Wurst are very reasonable, kid friendly, fun places.

      2. re: wienermobile
        granadafan RE: wienermobile Nov 17, 2012 03:39 PM

        Not sure how kid-friendly the menu at Unamicatessen is.

        1. re: granadafan
          wienermobile RE: granadafan Nov 17, 2012 05:23 PM

          It's fine before 8pm for kids.

          1. re: granadafan
            Dirtywextraolives RE: granadafan Nov 17, 2012 07:18 PM

            My kids enjoyed their cheeseburgers & donuts at lunchtime. I assume they serve the same menu all day.

            1. re: Dirtywextraolives
              wienermobile RE: Dirtywextraolives Nov 18, 2012 07:49 AM

              Same menu all day but it does gets more bar like into the evening.

              1. re: wienermobile
                ipsedixit RE: wienermobile Nov 18, 2012 11:27 AM

                That's what I thought you meant.

        2. ipsedixit RE: NeverEnough Nov 15, 2012 07:33 AM

          How about Roy's?

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          1. re: ipsedixit
            Ernie RE: ipsedixit Nov 15, 2012 08:14 AM

            Unless something has drastically changed recently, I do not think Roy's qualifies as mid-price, kid-friendly, or American food.

            1. re: Ernie
              ipsedixit RE: Ernie Nov 15, 2012 08:24 AM

              What's not mid-priced about it? 3-course prix-fixe menu for less than 40 sounds like mid ranged to me.

              Not sure what "kid friendly" means exactly, but I think the desserts there are certainly friendly for people of all ages.

              And, what's more American than fusion?

              1. re: ipsedixit
                Ernie RE: ipsedixit Nov 15, 2012 03:30 PM

                Entrées run from $16-27. That is not mid-priced to me

                Most children I know are not too keen on seafood

                As for what is more American than items like misoyaki black cod, Korean soup and sashimi, I am thinking hamburgers or simple chicken dishes

                1. re: Ernie
                  ipsedixit RE: Ernie Nov 15, 2012 04:15 PM

                  I tend to think 16-27 is mid-priced. But that's just me.

                  I can barely get out of Philippes for less than 10.
                  And more often than not it's closer to 15.

                  1. re: ipsedixit
                    NeverEnough RE: ipsedixit Nov 16, 2012 10:54 PM

                    Thanks all. We made the safe choice for this group: Daily Grill.

              2. re: Ernie
                JeMange RE: Ernie Nov 18, 2012 02:15 PM

                I'd have to agree that Roy's is more of a $$$ place than a $$ place. I think ipsedixit may be the type to light cohibas with $100 bills.

                Curse you, one percenter! :)

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