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jpmgp5 Nov 8th, 2006 08:30 AM

NY Restuarant
Hi - My friend and I are taking our daughters up to NY for a show - what is a fun restuarant they would enjoy going to ? Last time we went to Bubba Gumps thanks

MFNYC Nov 8th, 2006 08:52 AM

i would avoid chain or theme restaurants. how old are the girls? what do they like ot eat?

lisettemac Nov 8th, 2006 08:53 AM

Type of food? Age of kids? Budget? A little more info here would help us help you.

Gekko Nov 8th, 2006 09:03 AM

If there at the age when they like video games, then check out ESPNZone. My nephews love it!

jpmgp5 Nov 8th, 2006 09:19 AM

The girls are 10 and 12 - I don't mind spending some money as long as it is something they will enjoy - they will eat almost anything and enjoy shopping and dining out

nytraveler Nov 8th, 2006 09:46 AM

A lot of kids enjoy Ellen's Stardust Diner. It's basic diner fare - but not bad - but the big attraction is the singing wait staff. (Fun plus food - without all those awful chain places with the same micro-nuked food as at the local mall.)

Or - if you want to splurge a little more go to the Rock Center Cafe - they can watch the skaters while they eat.

check out for diner reviews and actual menus.

lizziea06 Nov 8th, 2006 09:50 AM

Serendipity comes to mind right away as the quintessential pre-teen dining favorite.

If they are adventurous eaters, maybe they would like going to a Korean or Japanese bbq restaurant, or eating sushi? I'm not sure if they've been exposed to these types of food, but it could be fun. I remember going to an Ethiopian restaurant when I was about 10 and thinking it was so cool that I could eat with my hands :-)

mclaurie Nov 8th, 2006 11:55 AM

Where is the show and how old are the girls? Did they like Bubba Gumps?

jpmgp5 May 18th, 2007 06:10 AM

Love Bubba Gumps, a tourist place but I made reservations early in the week and walked right thru to our tables. The food is okay and prices are NYC - but the kids loved it. The show was Hairspray and they also loved that, we have been singing all the songs since then. the girls were 10 and 12.

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