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Jan 8, 2013 12:50 PM

Family of 5 coming to the city

Hi all. Coming to NY next weekend with a family of five and looking for restaurant recommendations. We plan on doing touristy site seeing but not looking for touristy or chain. restaurants. My youngest is 10 - oldest is 18. All are accustomed to eating in restaurants however the kids are only moderately adventurous with food choices. On the agenda so far is:
•. Museum of natural history
•. Times Square
•. Matinee at the theater
•. Met
•. Sol area - Know still officially closed
•. Empire State Building

Any recommendations?

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  1. •. Museum of Natural History - Barney Greengrass, Nice Matin, 5 Napkin Burger

    •. Times Square, Matinee at the theater - Marseille, Toloache, DB Bistro Moderne, Don Antonio

    •. Met Museum - Cafe Boulud, Cafe Sabarsky

    •. Met Opera - Lincoln, Boulud Sud, Bar Boulud, American Table at Alice Tully Hall

    •. Empire State Building - Ai Fiori, The NoMad, The Breslin

    1. Near Times Square:
      Near the Metropolitan Museum of Art (and Whitney and Guggenheim, ish):
      Near the American Museum of Natural History:
      Near ESB/Macy's/Herald Square:

      If your plan is to see the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry, make sure you eat elsewhere. Not a lot of noteworthy food in the area.

      Also since you have a party of five, make a reservation (esp for pre theatre). Your party is on the big side for Manhattan. OpenTable is a handy tool (though not all a restuarnat's inventory may be online).

      You may also experience some sticker shock as prices may be much higher tah you're used to. Don't forget that our sales tax is almost 9% as well.