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#1 mongo_jones

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:11 PM

we'll be in nyc from aug 16-26. kids will be in tow. not sure what our meal plans will be but sitter availability permitting we're hoping to get away from the kids for a dinner or two. what would be your nominations for places where we could get out at $100-125/head all-in?

 

suggestions for kid-friendly lunch spots near the museums also welcome. i assume foxface will have developed a chicken tender sandwich by then.


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#2 Behemoth

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:35 PM

It was really easy to feed the kids in NY, and they're usually tough customers. Close to Met they loved the bagels and lox platter at EAT. Close to the MoMA we ended up at Little Peach which was also good. We had to see the Empire State Building of course, which is luckily a block away from Korea Town (Bulgogi!) and Grand Central of course the Oyster Bar (they love clams.) 

 

We'll be there next summer so I'll bookmark this thread as well. 

 

BTW the museums had lots of really brilliant specialised tours for kids -- in particular the Met. Highly recommend! 


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#3 Steve R.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:35 PM

I don’t have a clue as to whether you care at all about tennis but the US Open Quals are the week of the 19th & they are free. As they are in Flushing Meadows, you not only get to see the tennis, but the entire grounds of the tournament are open for touring around. And it’s at the World’s Fair site, a great park with the Unisphere, etc. And it’s adjacent to the ethnic communities of Jackson Heights & Flushing. Just a thought.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 07:39 PM

Morini near the met is upscale-ish but welcoming to kids and solid food. Untitled in the Whitney is a good choice as well.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:23 PM

I don’t have a clue as to whether you care at all about tennis but the US Open Quals are the week of the 19th & they are free. As they are in Flushing Meadows, you not only get to see the tennis, but the entire grounds of the tournament are open for touring around. And it’s at the World’s Fair site, a great park with the Unisphere, etc. And it’s adjacent to the ethnic communities of Jackson Heights & Flushing. Just a thought.


Can also pair with Queens Hall of science, which is very kid friendly

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:27 PM

There's a Shake Shack near Natural History, and Bubby's near the Whitney.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:31 PM

The Met & other UES museums - feed them before you go
AMNH - if you want low brow but easy Shake Shack, otherwise walk a few blocks west for the UWS. Avoid weekends
Whitney - agreee on untitled our could do Chelsea Market choices. There are also some food options on the highline it self that would work
MoMA - idk. Choose whatever midtown fast casual appeals?

Museum of the American Gangster - probably some sandwich place nearby.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:38 PM

moma is closed, no?

 

thinking we'll do met one morning and then walk to the ues sushi of gari for lunch. they will reliably eat any grilled chicken or fish while we eat sushi.

 

we're staying on the uws (west 89th).


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

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#9 mongo_jones

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 08:39 PM

steve: the us open qualifiers is an intriguing idea. if it happens perhaps we could try to meet for lunch?


my annoying opinions: whisky, food and occasional cultural commentary

 

current restaurant review: house of curry (sri lankan in rosemount, mn)

 

current whisky review: glen ord 28

 

current recipe: white bean curry with green peppers

 

 

facts are meaningless. you could use facts to prove anything that's even remotely true!
~homer simpson


 


#10 Wilfrid

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:00 PM

suggestions for kid-friendly lunch spots near the museums also welcome. i assume foxface will have developed a chicken tender sandwich by then.

 

And it's perfectly located for two must-sees, the Ukrainian Museum and the Museum of the American Gangster.*

 

*Okay, AB got there first.

 

MoMA is closed until late October.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:25 PM

Also near the Whitney, the Gansevoort Market food hall, in case the kids can't agree on a type of food.

 

https://www.gansevoo...ketnyc.com/menu



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 09:45 PM

Also near the Whitney, the Gansevoort Market food hall, in case the kids can't agree on a type of food.

 

https://www.gansevoo...ketnyc.com/menu

Tavern on Jane isn't far from the Whitney and it's delightful. 

Very reasonably priced and good for children, too.



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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:18 PM

most of my recommendations have been made, we usually do either of the israeli places in the chelsea market if were at the whitney or the chelsea galleries, I like the food at dizengoff a lot. we don’t have an ues standby but cafe boloud has been surprisingly kid friendly, not that you need to eat there.

a lot of the stuff at the queens hall of science was over my kids head last summer but it’s probably still worth going, especially if your kids know high school level science.

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:21 PM

 I like the food at dizengoff a lot.

 

To save you (or anyone) a special trip - Dizengoff in Chelsea Market closed last year.

 

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Posted 25 June 2019 - 10:38 PM

thanks, my memory is awful.