I was able to take my older kids (then 7) to NYC for their first time last summer.
Thanks to some great recs on CH, I was able to visit a few old faves (lived in NYC in the 90s)
and discover a few new ones. Kids loved NYC and are stoked to go back in May when I will be
attending a conference. There are fairly good eaters who are 8 now and again looking for places that are both kid friendly and foodie enough for me and my wife who also will be making this trip. We are staying near Times Square but will be all over the city.
Last visit, we dined at John's pizza, Landmarc twice, Churrascraria Plataforma (pre-theatre dinner), Dylan's Candy Mar, Milk Bar, Shake Shake (twice), Kanoyama and a forgetful deli near Times Square.
Here are some of the places we hope to visit: Keens (for pre-theatre dinner), Landmarc again, Yakitori Totto, Shake Shack, of course, and Sarges (my personal deli fave and old haunt). We would like to try Keste or Motorino for pizza but hope to avoid any lines, any other suggestions for any recent top NYC pizza joints ? Kanoyama was good but another new sushi recommendation that have kid friendly food (teriyaki, rolls) but also a great sushi and sake selection ?. I would love to take my wife to Yasuda which I thoroughly enjoyed 2 years ago but not sure if they have a full menu for table seating for the kids ?
Also, a soup dumping place recommendation, ie Joe's Shanghai ? And finally, a bistro place where I can enjoy the usual bistro fare (mussels, bone marrow, terrines, liver, steak fries, etc) but also kid friendly. We usually have early dinners when restaurants and kids are a good combination and usually have a snack later on =)
251 W 55th St, New York, NY 10019
Madison Ave and E 23rd St, New York, NY 10010
9 Pell St, New York, NY 10013
548 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10016
175 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
179 West Broadway, New York, NY 10013
Dylan's Candy Bar
1011 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10021
349 E 12th St, New York, NY 10003