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Family friendly cheap(ish) eats near The London NYC hotel (54th btwn 6th&7th)?


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Family friendly cheap(ish) eats near The London NYC hotel (54th btwn 6th&7th)?

susan3733 | Jun 29, 2008 02:51 PM

Our family of four (parents w/2 daughters ages 9 & 14) have a quick stopover planned in NYC during our August vacation.

We don't have much time - we arrive on a Friday morning and have to leave on Saturday afternoon, but we will have time for two lunches and one dinner. We're staying at the London NYC hotel and will hope to visit the Met, walk around Central Park, and maybe see a show depending on what's offered at the TKTS booth.

We like casual places, ethnic is a plus, nothing fancy at all (I will hope to convince my surfer husband to wear khakis and a buttondown shirt, but honestly, it's hard for me to get him to wear anything besides long shorts and a casual shirt...yikes...I am already cringing picturing us walking around Manhattan).

We don't want to spend a lot on meals, and this, plus our, ahem, wardrobe limitations, makes me think that maybe places on 9th Ave are the ticket for dinner on Fri night. After searching the board, I've come up w/the following possibilities:

Wondee Siam II (or perhaps Tai Thai Cafe or Yum Yum Bangkok if we're craving Thai?)
Taboon (or is this too pricey and/or fancy?)
Uncle Nick's
Turkish Kitchen
Anyplace in midtown west, Times Square or Hell's Kitchen area for excellent NY pizza?

We live in the San Diego area, so we get our fill of good Mexican, but any other ideas and opinions on the above are greatly appreciated.

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