We are spending the New Year's Eve day in Manhattan with our toddler -- hitting the predictable places, Rockefeller Center, the Disney store and FAO Schwartz. We want to do a 5pm dinner in midtown, preferably near FAO Schwartz. I really don't want to compromise on food quality, but I also don't want to bring my 2 year old boy to a place where kids are not welcome. Virtually any kind of food is fine with us, maybe with the exception of Japanese/sushi. And we would prefer not to spend over $150 for the three of us (my husband, my son and I). I have been doing alot of research (including searching the archives of this site) and have found a few restaurants that people recommend:
La Bonne Soupe
I realize that those are three very different kind of restuarants, but we are definitely open -- the key is good food, noisy atmosphere that won't frown at a child and maybe even a little festive (since it is New Year's Eve). I appreciate all suggestions! Thanks in advance!