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Kid friendly lunch for foodies

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mash1982 Jun 17, 2013 01:52 PM

We are looking for a lunch spot to satisfy foodie parents with a toddler. I was thinking about Bouley. Any comments?
Price range: 100-150$ per couple
thanks

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    MrGrumpy RE: mash1982 Jun 17, 2013 03:04 PM

    I don't think Bouley is all that kid friendly, but upscale restaurants in hotels would generally be suitable since they are used to families:

    Ai Fiori
    The NoMad
    Maialino
    Locanda Verde
    Nougatine

    I have also seen toddlers at The Modern Dining Room and Lincoln during lunch.

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      bmdaniel RE: MrGrumpy Jun 17, 2013 05:14 PM

      I have taken infants/toddlers to all McGrumpy's suggestions except Ai Fiori with no problem. Would also add:

      Any other Danny Meyer place (North End Grill, Gramercy Tavern - either room should be fine at lunch)
      Balthazar
      Minetta Tavern (Lunch or Brunch would be fine)
      Lafayette
      Batali Places - Lupa/Otto definitiely work, Babbo probably okay for lunch as well (have done with 6 month old)
      Ma Peche

      Have done all of the above as well - the problem with anything more high-end (including Bouley lunch) is that a longer, multi-course meal is hard with a toddler.

    2. Monica RE: mash1982 Jun 17, 2013 05:34 PM

      Def not Bouley.

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