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OK: family friendly, very good food, good beer list

Kind of a combination of the usual tourist requests. I've noticed that many of the best beer places in Manhattan and Brooklyn are bars and not appropropriate for an 11 and 9 year old. Places like Rattle and Hum and the Ginger Man have great beer and serve food, but the food is meh (I've heard). It seems like the one place that could fit my description is the Blind Tiger in the village, but it's small and frequently mobbed. I'm looking for both lunch and dinner options and realize when I say dinner, I'm in there no later than 7:30 p.m. with kids out of deference to those who prefer an adult atmosphere when having one.

Any suggestions? Thanks in advance.

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      1. Blue Smoke in Flatiron appears to have a more than decent beer selection (I don't drink much beer). It also is very kid-friendly in terms of menu and ambiance.

        http://bluesmoke.com/blue/

          1. Depends on what areas you are going to be in. What are your plans?

            One beer bar with interesting food and a great beer list is the Pony Bar.

            http://hk.theponybar.com/menu/

            Short Rib sandwiches are pretty good as are their housemade chips.

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            1. re: MVNYC

              We're staying at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott so generally looking to be below 42nd st.

              Edited to say, but holy cow, that menu would be right up our alley. Good call.