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Old 12-15-2011, 03:18 PM
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My wife and I are taking our 9 year old son to NYC as a surprise on Sunday. Our first choice for dinner on Sunday was Buddakan but the only reservations available were too early or way too late. Even tried Rao's, just for kicks!
Can anyone recommend a GREAT restaurant? Italian, Asian, Steaks, Seafood, are what we're looking for. We'll be staying near Central Park and visiting WTC Memorial in the afternoon so anything between there is great. Thanks!
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Nuff said.....

http://www.ilmulino.com/

http://www.babbonyc.com/home.html

http://www.raos.com/raos-restaurant-new-york.aspx
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Are you looking for a kid friendly place or is it just you and your wife?

If no kid, great would be Per Se, Masa, maybe Bar Masa, La Bernadin, Daniel, Nobu downtown, Bouley, Le Cirque, Circo, etc.

Maybe a step or two below, but still good, Victor's for Cuban, Megu for Japanese, Peasant for Italian, Picholine for French (possibly be in the list above), Del Frisco's Double Eagle Midtown, any of The Palms, Dawat or Tamarind for Indian, etc.

Cool place without a kid would be Beauty and Essex.

If something impromptu you can walk down 46th between 9th and 7th or so as it's called restaurant row and has just about every kind of food there and most are quite nice.

Also, when booking, leverage OpenTable.com. Good resource to see what's available.

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Carmine's -- try for the one uptown since the one in the theater district will be a nightmare. It's worth the trip. Can and see if they can "squeeze you in" (use those words) you might get lucky.
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Originally Posted by Esuomm1 View Post
Are you looking for a kid friendly place or is it just you and your wife?

If no kid, great would be Per Se, Masa, maybe Bar Masa, La Bernadin, Daniel, Nobu downtown, Bouley, Le Cirque, Circo, etc.

Maybe a step or two below, but still good, Victor's for Cuban, Megu for Japanese, Peasant for Italian, Picholine for French (possibly be in the list above), Del Frisco's Double Eagle Midtown, any of The Palms, Dawat or Tamarind for Indian, etc.

Cool place without a kid would be Beauty and Essex.

If something impromptu you can walk down 46th between 9th and 7th or so as it's called restaurant row and has just about every kind of food there and most are quite nice.

Also, when booking, leverage OpenTable.com. Good resource to see what's available.

Eating with kid as it's his trip. He typically orders off the Main Menu anyway!
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Brazilian style- very awesome and unique experience.
http://churrascariaplataforma.com/
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Eating with kid as it's his trip. He typically orders off the Main Menu anyway!
That's a great trip for him. I hope the weather is good. Stardust diner in midtown has the singer waiters and seems kid friendly but it's only a good diner. http://www.ellensstardustdiner.com/

Maybe any of the restaurants at Pier 17 / South Street Seaport, just a short'ish walk across the island from WTC site. They have several there and all are decent.

Don't forget the pretzels and dirty water dogs either.

Enjoy and hope all goes well,

J

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This place is where we had our christmas party 2 years ago, although it was the other location.. Let me tell you, I eat at Peter Lugers all the time, that is my taste.. We are having our Christmas party here this year because everyone in our company said it was the best place we ever ate

http://www.churrascariatribeca.com/

The have a coaster on the table, red one side green on the other, don't make the mistake on leaving it on green, they will keep shoveling the food on the plate, thats right, put it on red when you need a brake
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Don't forget to consider Rockefeller Center - you'll get to enjoy the tree, the ice skating, and all the excitement NYC can offer at this time of year.

http://www.rockefellercenter.com/tou...-skating-rink/
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Thanks guys! Lots of great choices. We're staying right by Rockefeller Center so that's on our list, too.
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Thanks guys! Lots of great choices. We're staying right by Rockefeller Center so that's on our list, too.
About 2 blocks away is there other location I talked about
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If you make it to times square try John's Pizzaria. You will have to ask where they are but great place for a kid.
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Try the Shake Shack near times square (there are others too in the city) - I was in the city tuesday and wednesday and every time I went by the place was slammed
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x 2 on Il Mulino and the brazilian place...might want to consider this as well..
http://www.acappellarestaurant.com/
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Go to wolfgangs steakhouse in TriBeCa. Order the porterhouse for 2 and German potatoes. Then let your kid try to finish an ice cream sundae. Spectacular and kid friendly.
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For steaks you arent gonna find a better steak in NYC then Delmonico's on beaver street its within walking distance of the WTC, For Italian IL Cortile on Mulberry st in Little Italy simply the best, Seafood the John dory oyster bar at the Ace hotel is excellent

http://www.delmonicosny.com/

http://ilcortile.com/
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I've eaten in 10's of small bars in NYC, probably the best food in the world. Every deli can make a sandwich that you won't forget.

The only "name" place that I remember is Smith & Wollensky, great steak.

You really can't go wrong to stop and eat when you're hungry, there's literally thousands of places.
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9 year old kid? A good pizza joint will make him happy...and no ritzy Tribeca prices to boot!
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Originally Posted by davedowneast View Post
I've eaten in 10's of small bars in NYC, probably the best food in the world. Every deli can make a sandwich that you won't forget.

The only "name" place that I remember is Smith & Wollensky, great steak.

You really can't go wrong to stop and eat when you're hungry, there's literally thousands of places.

Very true Jeremy's down by the seaport has the best fried calamari and fried clam strips in the city if you dont mind having your kid looking at bra's and womens underwear hanging from the walls and ceiling, for a sandwich Parisi's on Mott and kenmare best italian sandwiches in the city, try and stay away from eating in times square its over priced and average food

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