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Best New York Kid-Friendly Restaurants

For restaurants' pint-size patrons, chicken fingers dipped in marinara can't taste any better than when there's butcher paper lining the table and a glass of crayons to color with. When the dough and toppings are put directly in your child's hands, pizza becomes an interactive sport. Okay, not all restaurants have to offer entertainment in this form or the extreme---television, clowns and video games---to keep the youngsters happy. A warm waitstaff, a kitchen open to the flexible whims of a child's palate and a room of diners tolerable of tantrums all add up to a winning formula for feeding your children outside of the home. Take a look at our kid-friendly restaurants in New York that can please both big and little diners.



 

View the Top 10 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in New York

Chelsea
East Village
Flatiron District
Greenwich Village
Lower East Side

Midtown East
Midtown West

NoLIta
14th Street to 42nd Street

South Street Seaport
Theater District

Times Square
Union Square
Upper West Side

West Village
Brooklyn


CHELSEA

Artichoke Basille's Pizza Pizza
11/20
114 10th Ave.
New York, NY 10011
Menu
A true Italian-American pizza joint underneath the High Line Park. More...

EAST VILLAGE

Chikalicious Desserts
14/20
Dining Room at Chikalicious, New York, NY 203 E. Tenth St.
New York, NY 10003
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Just desserts served in style. More...

Hotel Tortuga Mexican
12/20
246 E. 14th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Straight-up Mex fare takes you back to 1950s Acapulco. More...

Japadog Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Japadog, New York, NY 30 St. Marks Pl.
New York, NY 10003
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Japanese-accented hot dogs in the East Village. More...

Momofuku Bakery & Milk Bar Bakery
Quick Bite
251 E. 13th St.
New York, NY 10003
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David Chang's ode to milk is savory and sweet. More...

FLATIRON DISTRICT

Hill Country Chicken Chicken
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Hill Country Chicken, New York, NY 1123 Broadway
New York, NY 10010
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Fried chicken that is cluck-worthy. More...

GREENWICH VILLAGE

Burger Joint Burgers
Quick Bite
33 W. 8th St.
New York, NY 10011
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Midtown's best burger comes to Greenwich Village. More...

Jekyll & Hyde Burgers
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Jekyll & Hyde, New York, NY 91 Seventh Ave. S.
New York, NY 10014
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Plenty of creepy effects distract from the average American fare. More...

John's Pizza
12/20
Dining Room at John 278 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10014
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Manhattan natives know this Bleecker pizzeria is one of the best in the city. More...

Peanut Butter & Co. American
Quick Bite
240 Sullivan St.
New York, NY 10012
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Come to Peanut Butter & Co. for an all-American nostalgia trip. More...


LOWER EAST SIDE

Clinton Street Baking Co. & Restaurant Bakery
13/20
2 Clinton St.
New York, NY 10002
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Lower East Side bakery-cum-comfort cuisine sanctuary boasts good blueberry pancakes and even better burgers. More...

Doughnut Plant Donuts
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Doughnut Plant, New York, NY 379 Grand St.
New York, NY 10002
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Creative and fresh doughnuts made daily on the Lower East Side. More...

Katz's Deli Deli
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Katz 205 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10002
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This is the epitome of the Jewish deli and a must-visit for out-of-town guests in need of a good corned beef sandwich. More...

The Meatball Shop American
12/20
Dining Room at The Meatball Shop, New York, NY 84 Stanton St.
New York, NY 10002
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It's meatball madness all the time on the Lower East Side. More...

Remedy Diner Diner
11/20
245 E. Houston St.
New York, NY 10003
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This clean, affordable 24/7 diner is a throw-back, irony not included. More...

MIDTOWN EAST

Second Avenue Kosher Deli Deli
12/20
Dining Room at Second Avenue Kosher Deli, New York, NY 162 E. 33rd St.
New York, NY 10016
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Bustling deli offering pastrami, creamy chopped liver and more. More...

MIDTOWN WEST

Brooklyn Diner Diner
12/20
Dining Room at Brooklyn Diner, New York, NY 212 W. 57th St.
New York, NY 10019

Midtown becomes Brooklyn-ized at this '50s-style diner. More...

The Jekyll & Hyde Club Burgers
Quick Bite
1409 Sixth Ave.
New York, NY 10019
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Spooky eatery serving American fare in a scary setting. More...

NOLITA

Parm Italian
13/20
Dining Room at Parm, New York, NY 248 Mulberry St.
New York, NY 10012
Menu
Prepare for a wait at Torrisi Italian Specialties' next door sandwich shop --- but it's worth it. More...

14TH STREET TO 42ND STREET

Chat 'n Chew American
12/20
10 E. 16th St.
New York, NY 10003
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Within the fun all-American décor, the waitstaff dishes up diner delights. More...

SOUTH STREET SEAPORT

Cowgirl Seahorse Seafood
12/20
259 Front St.
New York, NY 10038
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The cowgirl puts on her fishing boots at this South Street Seaport eatery. More...

THEATER DISTRICT

Molyvos Greek
15/20
Dining Room at Molyvos, New York, NY Wellington Hotel
871 Seventh Ave.
New York, NY 10019
Menu
Moussaka that is truly Zeus-inspired---the Livanos family adds a light touch to the bold flavor of the Hellenes. More...



TIMES SQUARE

Buca di Beppo Italian
12/20
1540 Broadway
New York, NY 10036
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Buca di Beppo recalls a neighborhood trattoria, only this eatery is located on the third floor and right on Times Square. More...

Guy's American Kitchen & Bar American
13/20
220 W. 44th St.
New York, NY 10036

Guy Fieri hits a culinary power chord in Times Square. More...

UNION SQUARE

The Grey Dog's Coffee Sandwiches
Quick Bite
Dining Room at The Grey Dog 90 University Pl.
New York, NY 10003
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It’s sandwich and fresh salad central at this Village eatery popular with students. More...

UPPER WEST SIDE

Alice's Tea Cup Tea Room
12/20
102 W. 73rd St.
New York, NY 10023
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A little girl's dream come true on the Upper West Side. More...

Barney Greengrass Deli
12/20
Dining Room at Barney Greengrass, New York, NY 541 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10024
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Delicious, classic deli eats that never go out of style. More...

Shake Shack Burgers
Quick Bite
366 Columbus Ave.
New York, NY 10024
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Danny Meyer's Shake Shack takes on the Upper West Side. More...

V & T Restaurant & Pizzeria Pizza
12/20
1024 Amsterdam Ave.
New York, NY 10025
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This Upper West Side pizzeria is an institution, and a draw among students. More...

WEST VILLAGE

Cowgirl Hall of Fame Tex-Mex
12/20
519 Hudson St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
Saunter over to the Village for Tex-Mex/comfort chow and a massive margarita. More...

Magnolia Bakery Bakery
Quick Bite
401 Bleecker St.
New York, NY 10014
Menu
West Village bakery serving three-layer cakes, blondies and other house-baked treats. More...

The Meatball Shop American
12/20
64 Greenwich Ave.
New York, NY 10011

The name says it all: It's meatball madness in the West Village. More...

BROOKLYN

Bark Hot Dogs Hot Dogs
Quick Bite
Dining Room at Bark Hot Dogs, Brooklyn, NY 474 Bergen St.
Brooklyn, NY 11217
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Haute dogs in Brooklyn's Park Slope are worth the wander. More...

Frankies 457 Spuntino Italian
12/20
457 Court St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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Family-friendly hipster-haven Italian eatery with affordable bites. More...

L & B Spumoni Gardens Pizza
12/20
2725 86th St.
Brooklyn, NY 11223
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A zesty slice of Brooklyn life since 1939. More...

Lucali Pizza
13/20
575 Henry St.
Brooklyn, NY 11231
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These fine pizza pies get plenty of “amore” in Carroll Gardens. More...

Tom's Restaurant Contemporary
12/20
782 Washington Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
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Go back to an easier era at this beloved Brooklyn eatery. More...

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