We are staying at the Aloft for four nights with our 3 year old. We are pretty serious CHers, tend toward fine dining but also very adventurous and interested in local/off the beaten path places when we travel. Our son is extremely well behaved, but not quite as adventurous and is most pleased by pizza, ravioli and lasagna in this context. He can certainly venture into the typical “kids menu” options, but Italian is his thing. We are very sensitive to the child issue so always try to eat early, get in and get out, etc.
I have done due diligence searching downtown Brooklyn on CH, and if it were just my wife and I we would be all set, but now getting fish tacos from the Loading Dock or a Gyro from Souvlaki House just isn’t in the cards.
So, with that limited information, I have two questions:
1. We are arriving this Tuesday (5/21) from Boston, in the 6 p.m. range. That first night we just want to check in and then know exactly where we are going. It seems the Italian angle would be most satisfied by Queen, but is it an appropriate place for a 3 year old? We will have been driving for some time, tired, not put together at all, and I’m not sure it is the right place in these circumstances. If not Queen, any suggestions?
2. We are not limited to Italian, just a place suitable to sit with a child and that has child offerings. Given we will be in the area for four nights, any suggestions generally on where to go for a (relatively quick) quality lunch or dinner with a 3 year old? It is hard to tell from the many postings I have read what fits that bill.
Thanks so much.