Best Children's Menus in NYC

October 25, 2016
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by Zagat Staff

Here are the top-rated New York restaurants with the best children's menus.

Blue Ribbon Brooklyn
American · Park Slope · $$$
Food 4.4 · Decor 3.8 · Service 4.2

The Bromberg brothers “consistently get it right” at these “beloved” New Americans where “down-home” cooking ( “wonderful” matzo ball soup, “ballin’” fried chicken) make for “comfort-food heaven” ; the original SoHo “standby” is a late-night “haunt for off-duty chefs” , while the Bakery Kitchen has “intoxicating” smells of baking bread, and though they're not inexpensive, they remain “perennial favorites.”
Blue Smoke
Southern American · Battery Park City · $$$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

“Rib lovers rejoice” over “solid” ’cue delivered by a “congenial” crew at Danny Meyer’s “accessible and lively” BBQ barns; OK, “you ain’t in Texas” , but a “well-curated” bourbon list and “terrific” live sets at the Murray Hill original’s Jazz Standard add incentive to “return for seconds.”
Blue Smoke
Barbecue · Murray Hill · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.7 · Service 4.0

“Rib lovers rejoice” over “solid” ’cue delivered by a “congenial” crew at Danny Meyer’s “accessible and lively” BBQ barns; OK, “you ain’t in Texas” , but a “well-curated” bourbon list and “terrific” live sets at the Murray Hill original’s Jazz Standard add incentive to “return for seconds.”
Buttermilk Channel
American · Carroll Gardens · $$
Food 4.6 · Decor 4.1 · Service 4.4

“Still going strong” , this “sunny” Carroll Gardens “stalwart” supplies “killer” fried chicken and other “excellent” New American comfort food at the hands of a “gracious” crew; while often “busy” , it’s a “madhouse” at brunch when limited reservations make for “long waits.”
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Barbecue · Morningside Heights · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 3.6 · Service 3.8

“Funky” is the word on these “high-volume” smoke joints where the BBQ is “tender” and “juicy” , and the settings “loud, crowded” and “great for groups” ; they’re “welcoming to both bikers and families” alike, but be prepared for “hectic” atmospheres and “long lines.”
Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
Barbecue · Gowanus · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 3.6 · Service 3.8

“Funky” is the word on these “high-volume” smoke joints where the BBQ is “tender” and “juicy” , and the settings “loud, crowded” and “great for groups” ; they’re “welcoming to both bikers and families” alike, but be prepared for “hectic” atmospheres and “long lines.”
Han Dynasty
Chinese · Greenwich Village · $
Food 4.2 · Decor 3.4 · Service 3.7

“Hot in just the right way” , these “awesome Philly transplants” offer “unapologetically spicy” Sichuan dishes including “knockout” dan dan noodles; the Villager is “always crowded” while the UWS offshoot is much more “spacious” , and though both are “no-frills” , they're priced for “value" ; P.S. a third branch is set inside DeKalb Market Hall, complete with a bar and table service.
Han Dynasty
Chinese · West 80s · $$
Food 4.2 · Decor 3.4 · Service 3.7

“Hot in just the right way” , these “awesome Philly transplants” offer “unapologetically spicy” Sichuan dishes including “knockout” dan dan noodles; the Villager is “always crowded” while the UWS offshoot is much more “spacious” , and though both are “no-frills” , they're priced for “value" ; P.S. a third branch is set inside DeKalb Market Hall, complete with a bar and table service.
Kefi
Greek · West 80s · $$
Food 4.1 · Decor 3.5 · Service 3.7

For “generous” portions of “well-prepared” Greek comfort food at “über-reasonable prices” , locals head to this “relaxed” UWS “staple” ; while service can seem “bewildered” and the “too-close-for-comfort” main room can get “noisy” (downstairs is “quieter” ), most still think it’s “very good indeed.”
Landmarc
French · West 50s · $$$
Food 3.9 · Decor 3.8 · Service 3.9

An “extensive” menu, “reliable” French-leaning fare and “big tables” make Marc Murphy’s “upbeat” TWC bistro “good for large groups” ; you’ll find “gorgeous views” and an after-work bar scene, but be warned: brunch is a “stroller-fest.”
Rosa Mexicano
Mexican · East 50s · $$$
Food 4.1 · Decor 4.0 · Service 4.0

You “can’t beat” the “famous tableside guacamole” and “potent” pomegranate margaritas at this “upbeat” chain, a “tried-and-true” source for “sophisticated” Mexican cuisine; tabs run a “bit high” , but the “festive” atmosphere makes for a “fun scene” that’s “especially good” for groups.