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Jun 30, 2013 01:06 PM

lunch with 11 year old between met and nat history

my friend is here from hawaii with her 11 year old daughter. We are trying to go see egypt at met, have lunch, and then they will go to natural history. they are broke so i will probably buy, so no 50 a plate for lunch. Any recommendations would help. I want to be able to sit down, breathe air conditioning, and go to the bathroom, fast food is OK, food type doesnt matter as long as it is good. thanks for the help, oh and i need to go tomorrow, July first, yes the met is open mondays starting july 1. sorry or the short notice

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  1. Le Pain Quotidian on Madison btw 84th and 85th.

    1. There is a Restaurant Uno right behind the Natural History museum that has lunch specials, clean bathrooms, and good air conditioning. Definitely kid friendly.

        1. re: thegforceny

          The problem with Shake Shack is that the lines are long. may or may not be a good choice if the child is made to stand in line for 30 plus minutes.

        2. On the Met side of the park, you might consider Joy Burger Bar.

          But honestly, I think Shake Shack (previously mentioned) is probably your best bet in/around the two museums.

          1. Uno


            81st and Columbus, right across from the Museum of Natural History

            very easy to get to from the Met. Take the M79 crosstown bus. get on at 79th & Fifth, get off 2 stops later (across the Park) at 81st & Columbus. You will need exact change for the bus — $2.50 per person OR a MetroCard.