134 "Kids" restaurants in New York.
You say your kid is well-behaved, but what you mean is mostly well-behaved. And that’s all right, because we’ve found restaurants that can handle an occasional tantrum. These spots are casual, friendly, and won’t treat you like a pariah if someone at your table throws some spaghetti at the waiter.
Harana Market is an incredible Asian grocery store and Filipino deli about ten minutes outside of Woodstock, NY.
Chick Chick on the UWS serves an entire menu dedicated to Korean fried chicken, and you should (in turn) dedicate yourself to their entire menu.
Hoek is a reliable Roman pizza place in Red Hook where you can bring dates, your kids, or a small army of birthday party go-ers.
Hudson Smokehouse is a BBQ spot in Mott Haven that makes great smoked chicken wings.
This cash-only truck on the Upper East Side makes some of Manhattan’s best birria.
Breads Bakery in Union Square makes the best chocolate babka in the city, along with some great cookies, crusty French bread, and sandwiches.
Stretch Pizza is Chef Wylie Dufresne’s 2021 pop-up series at Bread’s Bakery in Union Square. You want to be on the waitlist.
This longstanding Fresh Meadows bagel shop has been around since 1961, and they make inexplicably light bagels you should try.
Deluxe Green Bo is a cash-only spot in Chinatown that makes great xiao long bao.
Shanghai You Garden in Flushing makes some of the city’s best xiao long bao.
Warique is a Peruvian restaurant in Jackson Heights where you should bring a friend and fill your table with ceviche and lomo saltado.
Shopsin’s is a classic establishment in Essex Market for breakfast and brunch where you should order the mac and cheese pancakes and the Ebelskivers.
Hapisgah in Flushing is a popular kosher steakhouse with Italian and Asian options as well.
Cuchifritos is a Puerto Rican lunch counter in East Harlem that’s been around since the 1960′s. It’s a NYC treasure.
Chong Qing Lao Zao in Flushing specializes in Chongqing-style hot pot made with beef tallow and Sichuan peppers