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Returnng to New York, looking for your valued input on my shortlist and questions

peppermint pate | Aug 2, 201305:58 AM

Excited to be heading back your way for a 5 day visit this summer. A frequent visitor to your yummy city, we're bringing along our young chowpups this time - this will be their 3rd trip to the city and they're every bit the food lovers that we are. Looking to have a shortlist of restaurants close to the different areas we're likely to be in or near (mostly below 20th - West Village, Highline, Pier 25, Union Square, Madison Square Park, LES - also Museum of Natural History). Kids eat a ton of stuff with particular loves for Italian, Japanese/sushi and Greek. If we go for dinner, it'll be somewhere in the 5-6:30 range and as others have sometimes said, I'm less concerned with kids' menus and more focused on not dining in a kid-unfriendly spot for our early dinners (assume brekkies and lunches aren't an issuue). Friendly, relaxed service is always a plus. So with all that said, how does this bunch of places read to you...(and please chime in with any other spots you think would work)?

Breakfast/Brunch (happy to go before 11 for brunch and/or need a place that takes reservations)

Clinton Street Baking Company
Locanda Verde
The Breslin
The Harrison
Russ & Daughters


City Bakery
Mary's Fish Camp or Pearl's
Shake Shack (Madison Square Park)
The Plaza Food Hall
Momofuku Ssam
Something near Natural History Museum (not Shake Shack)...???

Takahachi (this or Locanda Verde for an early dinner after Hudson River Park?)
Osteria Morini
Snack (Taverna)
Pylos (or other Greek?)
Il Buci
Red Farm

NYC Treats - thought we'd do a classic NYC treat each day - possibilities...Doughnut Plant, Economy Candy, Big Gay Ice Cream Shop, Jacques Torres, Il Laboratorio del Gelato, Melt Bakery or People's Pops...?

Thank you!!!!

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