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New Haven, CT 8 year old birthday

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I told my young nephew for his birthday we would take him into New Haven, CT for his birthday restaurant. I have no clue where to take him but thought about Chocopologie for dessert. I would appreciate your help. I am thinking American or Italian or ? Thanks

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  1. sorry-I just saw this. What kind of restaurant are you looking for? Is he a pizza/chicken nugget kind of kid, or is he more adventurous? Used to, and comfortable with a more sophisticated experience or is a more 'family-oriented' restaurant better? I have a 10 year old niece who gets restless at a more slow-paced restaurant.

    for a more casual restaurant, I would suggest Abate on Wooster St for Italian, or Temple Grill for American (burgers, sandwiches but also decent entreees-but it is SUPER loud in there).
    going higher end? Tre Scalini on Wooster St,
    or Consiglios could be options, or even Basta on Chapel St.

    higher end American is tough. I LOVE Zinc, but it might be a bit much for some kids (my niece included). John Davenports on the top of the Omni might be an option too. The view is amazing, and the food is better than you would think.
    Let me know where you wind up, and how it goes. It might work for my niece as well!

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    1. re: justme123

      Thanks, we decided to take him to Pepe's.