New York is a melting pot offering up some of the greatest variety in food around! You can enjoy everything from a fancy dinner, to a bagel on the corner. What ever your taste is- New York is sure to have a restaurant to satisfy. The following restaurants offer family-friendly staff, cozy atmospheres, and moderate prices.
519 Hudson St.
Yee-haw! Welcome to “Kid Town!” It’s a party for children of all ages at this super kid-friendly restaurant. Decorated in cowgirl / cowboy paraphernalia, the restaurant offers an extensive menu that will delight even the most fickle eater. After dining, you can also stop by the general store for some penny candy!
269 W. 23rd St.
Get ready to Dip! This is a restaurant that highly encourages children to dip their foods into different sauces! Everything comes in dippable sizes with a variety of savory sauces to try. Be prepared to bring cash because this moderately priced place does not accept credit cards.
The Pavilion in Union Square Park
Fresh air is what this little eatery provides. After spending the day in Union Square, drop on by this restaurant for a little dining al fresco. The kids menu is filled with classics such as grill cheese, mac & cheese, and hot dogs.
Peanut Butter & CO
240 Sullivan St.
Comfort is everything at this restaurant! Children will enjoy this classic sandwich shop where they can have their peanut butter and jelly anyway they like it! Potato chips and carrot sticks are served on the side. There is also grilled cheese, chicken, and tuna available for those who might not enjoy the classic PB and J.
California Pizza Kitchen
201 E. 60th St.
Kids will love the pizza and atmosphere at this famous pizza chain! Children are immediately greeted with a box of crayons and a menu that has puzzles and games on it. Parents will love the great prices and variety of pizza choices. The atmosphere is great for a family meal, with cozy booths and fast friendly service.
1398 Madison Avenue
This restaurant is self described as “New York’s Favorite Pizza.” The atmosphere is friendly and cozy, and the food is quick and great to eat!
1540 Second Ave
Oink! Oink! Decorated in Piggy décor that will delight young children. Pig Heaven is a family friendly restaurant with a cozy atmosphere and excellent wait staff. They offer a variety of Chinese and vegetarian dishes.
152 W. 44th St.
Barbeque is the main course at this restaurant! Everything can be barbequed- even salad! Each child receives an activity book and crayons upon arrival. They will also experiment with a myriad of barbecue sauces.
Barking Dog Luncheonette
1678 3rd Ave
Lunch, Breakfast, and Dinner are always happening at this diner. Kids will love the puppy merchandise and parents will love the fast service. The menu hosts kid’s favorites.
Mickey Mantle’s Restaurant
42 Central Park South
This sports themed restaurant is known not only for its “World Famous” spare ribs, but also for the history of baseball. Sports memorabilia is every nook and cranny, and their gift shop is stocked with cool sports gear.
This 30,000 square foot restaurant offers multi-level dining and great views of Times Square. Kids will enjoy the movie paraphernalia that is classic Planet Hollywood.
City Lobster and Crab Company
121 W. 49th St.
If you love seafood, this is the place for you! City Lobster and Crab Company offer authentic New England style seafood that everyone in the family will love. Children who are under six eat free! For those more finicky members who don’t like fish, there are also burgers and steak on the menu.
Three Guy’s Restaurant
1381 Madison Ave
This restaurant prides itself on being very “Family Friendly.” They offer a wide variety of American, Greek, and Italian specialties. The warm, welcoming staff makes Three Guy’s a neighborhood favorite.
Alice’s Tea Cup
156 E. 64th St.
Take a trip to wonderland at Alice’s Tea Cup! Tea sets and ‘Alice in Wonderland’ paraphernalia surrounds the shop. Visit the “Fairy Room” where story and poetry time takes place. This location also offers an extended children’s menu and ‘picnic boxes’ to go.