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Kid Friendly Restaurant Guide: NYC

New York City has some of the best restaurants in the world, so grab the kids and hit the town! We put together a list of spots around NYC that are great for the whole family.



Alice’s Tea Cup – Plan an afternoon tea and lunch at Alice’s Tea Cup, “New York City’s most whimsical tea house!”

Photo via Alice’s Tea House


The Coop – “The Coop is the latest and greatest cafe to come to Bay Ridge. Located just off the R-line’s Bay Ridge / 95th Street Station (at 9504 4th Ave), this oh-so kid-friendly restaurant and espresso bar features a kid’s indoor/outdoor play area (or ‘coop’), allowing parents and caregivers to enjoy their coffee, pastry, brunch, mimosa or beer/wine while their littles have fun! At this family-run eatery you’ll find plenty of organic grub, as well as the only ‘draft latte’ and ‘draft cold brew’ in all of Bay Ridge!”

Photo via The Coop


CoolMess – This kid-friendly restaurant is from the same people who brought us Burger Haven. CoolMess is a new concept restaurant where you make the ice cream yourself!

Photo via CoolMess


Lark Cafe – “LARK is a family friendly café that appeals to adults and children alike. LARK serves Stumptown Coffee, fresh locally baked pastries and offer delicious sandwiches throughout the day. LARK offers daily activities in the event space for kids and adults. The event space can also be rented for private parties, meetings and classes.”

Photo via Lark Cafe


Big Daddy’s Diner – This kid-friendly, 80’s style diner has a location in both Gramercy and the Upper West Side.

Photo via Big Daddy’s Diner


The Green Table – After a day at the Chelsea Market, stop at The Green Table for a fresh farm-to-table meal. Comfort food at it’s finest!

Photo via The Green Table


Playa Betty’s – Kids and grownups will love the fresh flavors of this California style eatery.

Photo via Playa Betty’s


Buttermilk Channel – Delicious food for grown ups, and with and equally delicious kids menu!

Photo via Buttermilk Channel


Maialino – This Italian restaurant has all the taste and charm of Rome! Located at the Gramercy Park Hotel.

Photo via Maialino


Tribeca’s Kitchen – This diner is open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch! Great food with a cozy neighborhood atmosphere.

Photo via Tribeca’s Kitchen


Ninja New York – Experience the mysterious life of a ninja in an authentic ninja village! Great for special occasions!

Photo via Ninja New York