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Fellow Chowhounds-
Can you please offer some suggestions to take an 8-year old girl for lunch in Times Square. She is going to see the Christmas Spectacular show at Radio City Music Hall. Guess I'm looking for something like the Hillstone on E 53rd. As she is arriving by train from DC, I would like something more special than the TS McDonald's. I anxiously await your reply. Thank you!

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  1. When you say Times Square, I think of the area near 42nd and Broadway... whereas Radio City Music Hall is on 50th and 6th.

    Close-ish to RCMH is burger joint at the Parker Meredien. A dive-ish burger place "hidden" behind a curtain in the lobby of a fancy hotel might be fun for her...

    1. If you liked Hillstone you might enjoy Bar Americain.
      http://www.baramericain.com/

      1. Ruby Foo's or Burger Joint as suggested.

        1. I'm really not being a smarta** when I say this but if you want something like Hillstone why not just go to Hillstone?

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          1. re: Spiritchaser

            Love your answer, Spiritchaser! The short answer is that I'm trying to help three women who don't know there way around the city. And, it's a day trip from DC and back so trying to save time. Love to buy you a beer for that answer though - made me smile!

              1. re: kathryn

                Thanks Kathryn! I've been a 'hound long enough to know that you have a good reputation in NYC. You definitely know your way around the block...

              2. re: jdbeck

                I'm glad it made you smile. If you think Hillstone is too far away I am going to agree with kathryn and suggest burger joint (if you want RCMH area) if you really do need something in TS area then maybe STK (just not sure if that works for a small child and I believe lunch is only during the week).

                1. re: Spiritchaser

                  Burger Joint has good burgers and will be an interesting NYC experience for a youngster.

            1. No experience with the restaurant/food here ... or if an 8 yo is past the doll stage but The American Doll Place at 5th & 49th has a restaurant with specific seatings. Afterwards a short stroll past the Rink at Rockefeller Center towards RCMH?

              http://www.americangirl.com/stores/lo...

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              1. re: dragonfly

                I would like to take a minute and thank everyone for offering me a suggestion. Your recommendations are spot on. Much appreciated. JBeck