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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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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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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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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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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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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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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).

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

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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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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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