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Old 11-19-2008, 03:11 PM
 
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Hi,

I´m hoping if some of you could help me out on suggestions on where to spend christmas eve and new years´s eve; we´re an out-of-town-family of three who are to celebrate christmas holiday together in NYC, and we have no clue where to look for nice family-oriented restaurants/places to go.

I´d be very appreciative if any of you could recommend a child-friendly restaurant (meaning no mean looks from other diners due to lively 5 year old), perhaps one with indoor playground (NOT McD) that serves dinner in the afternoon/early evening...Any suggestions?

Also, some suggestions for new year´s would be great, (since my son and I are going back home on a plane January 1st it needs to be during the afternoon-ish/early evening), child-friendly is important.

Thank you very much
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Old 11-19-2008, 04:07 PM
 
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Other than the ESPN Zone (a sports mecca), you will not find much in the way of restaurants with play areas in Manhattan. There are plenty of places to take a lively 5-year old.

For one, NYers eat late. If you want to have dinner at 5 or 6 pm, just about any place outside of the extreme top of the line places will be fine. At that hour, you will find the restaurant generally occupied by families and elders.

There are lots of other neighborhood restaurants that will welcome your five year old at any hour, and won't break your bank. I rarely venture above 23rd street, so these are all downtown, just to name a few:
Blue Smoke
Johns of 12th Street
Bubbys
Punch
Rosa Mexicano (careful of those margaritas)
Col Legno

If you do an early dinner, most places will accomodate you on New Years as well.
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Old 11-19-2008, 06:23 PM
 
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Hi nyc_sport,

Tx a lot for good advice , I´ll see if these restaurants may have webpages also.

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Old 11-19-2008, 06:38 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn
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Time Out New York is good for this kind of question

Here's a link to kid-friendly restaurants:
The Best Restaurants for Kids in New York - Time Out New York Kids

Here's a search for xmas:
Search: christmas - Time Out New York Kids

A search for New Years wasn't fruitful, so I tried Dec 31:
Search: Dec 31 - Time Out New York Kids
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Old 11-20-2008, 08:15 AM
 
Location: New York City
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There is a version of Time Out New York just for youth activities. Here is the online version (NYC Kids Events Calendar & Things to Do - Time Out New York Kids) and you can pick up a print version as well.
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Old 11-20-2008, 12:45 PM
 
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^^That's basically where my links go
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Old 11-21-2008, 02:05 AM
 
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Thanks a lot
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