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Lunch with a toddler

Campofiorin | Sep 30, 2010 12:36 PM

Hi, I know there are many posts regarding dining with a child but I'm still trying my luck. We're coming between Christmas and NYE with our 1 year old. He's a really fun kid who doesn't mind sitting in a high chair for more than an hour if entertained.

Rather than having nice dinners in fancy places, we're thinking of going for nice lunches instead. First question would Momofuku be too small to accomodate a couple with a child?

We like italian, new american, french isn't necessary (we're from Montreal) or anything that has really good food for a decent price (think mains in the $20 neighborhood), good wine list is a plus.

Places we like: Lupa, Babbo, Nougatine, Alta and such. No fish and seafood (GF is allergic).

Taking all that in consideration, what would be interesting options for us with a child bearing in mind that we don't want to be like ET's in a restaurant that wouldn't usually cater to people with kids. Methinks the restaurants have less of a business clientele during the Hollidays, am I right?

We were thinking of trying M. Wells Diner in Queens as it's owned by a friend of a friend. Aside of that, anything goes. We're staying in Midtown near Grand Central (if that helps) but we're willing to sub our way to good food in a blink.

Also, if anyone has an idea for a good dinner, not too fancy but still good and affordable, that would be nice. It could be mac 'n' cheese, BBQ, pizza or anything that out of the ordinary.

Thanks in advance for your kind help.

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