130 "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.
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
Xiang Hot Pot is a hot pot restaurant in Flushing’s New World Mall that serves one of their broth options with an edible butter sculpture of a bear.
If you’re looking for a fun, all-you-can-eat hot pot and karaoke experience in Sunset Park, check out this Chinese restaurant on 53rd Street.
Lan Ting Hot Pot BBQ is a two-floor Chinese restaurant you should keep in mind for a group dinner in Sunset Park.
Ray’s is a classic, cash-only spot in the East Village that serves soft serve, fried Oreos, and milkshakes all year round.