12 Kid-Friendly Restaurants in New York City

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Finding somewhere great to eat in the Big Apple with kids can be daunting if you're unfamiliar with the City, but OpenTable has you covered. The world’s leading provider of online restaurant reservations unveiled the 12 best kid-friendly restaurants in New York City to help parents find a great dining spot in a flash.

The list was generated from more than 1.4 million restaurant reviews submitted by OpenTable diners for a full year. Here are the dozen top vote-getters in alphabetical order.

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Blue Smoke

Blue Smoke - Kid-Friendly Dining in NYC
Blue Smoke

Neighborhood: Gramercy/Flatiron
Cuisine: Barbecue
Price: $30 and under
Inspired by the many regions of the South, from the Carolina coast to the hills of central Texas, Blue Smoke celebrates the evolving American South and honors its culinary traditions. There's a great ​kids menu, too. (116 E. 27th St.)

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Carmine's

Carmine's - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
Carmine's

Neighborhoods: Times Sq. & Upper W. Side
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $30 and under
Like Italian food? These sister family-style restaurants are NYC institutions known for delicious food, big portions, and scrumptious desserts. (200 W. 44th St, & 2450 B'way at 91st St.)​

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Dinosaur Bar-B-Que

Dinosaur Bar-B-Q - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
Dinosaur Bar-B-Q

Neighborhood: Upper West Side
Cuisine: Barbecue
Price: $30 and under
This Syracuse-based BBQ phenomenon has a family-friendly outpost in Harlem, where signature pork ribs and Texas brisket feature on the menu. The kid's ​menu is fab, too. (700 W. 125th St. at 12th Ave.)

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Landmarc at the Time Warner Center

Lamdmarc Restaurant - Kid-Friendly in NYC
Landmarc

Neighborhood: Columbus Circle
Cuisine: Contemporary French
Price: $31-$50
Known for delicious contemporary bistro dishes, this is a place for sophisticated palates and might be more popular with older kids. Children still in the picky lane will be relieved to see the kids menu.  (10 Columbus Cir., 3rd Fl.)

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Max Brenner

Max Brenner - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
Max Brenner

Neighborhood: Union Square
Cuisine: Comfort Food
Price: $30 and under
Known as a chocolate lover's haven, Max Brenner is a fun place to grab a sandwich or burger with waffle fries. Be sure to save room for a luscious dessert, where chocolate is always at the forefront. (841 B'way at 14th St.)

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Ninja New York

Ninja New York - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
Ninja New York

Neighborhood: TriBeCa
Cuisine: Japanese
Price: $31-$50
Kids will love the theatrically spooky medieval decor and roaming magicians. You'll love the sushi, nigiri, and teriyaki. The less adventurous are made welcome with ribs, lamb, steak, and chicken. May not be suitable for very young kids. (25 Hudson St.)

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The Palm Court

The Palm Court - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
The Plaza Hotel

Neighborhood: Midtown East
Cuisine: American
Price: $31-$50
This glamorous eatery at the famed Plaza Hotel is known for its plush afternoon tea and perfect for any family special occasion. Expect soups, sandwiches, and other light fare. (Fifth Ave. at Central Park S.)

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Rock Center Cafe

Rock Center Cafe - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
Rock Center Cafe

Neighborhood: Midtown
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Price: $31-$50
Come to this cafe in Rockefeller Center for a light meal. Depending on when you visit, the dining room overlooks the ice rink or the summer garden. There's a kids menu for ages 9 and under. (20 W. 50th St.)

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Sarabeth's TriBeCa

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Neighborhood: TriBeCa
Cuisine: America
Price: $30 and under
This popular spot in TriBeCa is always buzzing. The menu is inventive, with plenty of choices to keep everyone in the family happy. Book a table for an early mealtime when it's less busy. (339 Greenwich St.)

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Sugar Factory American Brasserie

Sugar Factory - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
Sugar Factory

Neighborhood: Meatpacking District
Cuisine: Contemporary American
Price: $30 and under
Once you pass the candy store up front, this kid-pleasing place offers pancakes, waffles, burgers, pasta, sandwiches, steaks, and desserts including ice cream sandwiches and fondues. (835 Washington St.)

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Tony's Di Napoli

Tony's Di Napoli - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
Tony's Di Napoli

Neighborhoods: Times Sq. & Upper E. Side
Cuisine: Italian
Price: $30 and under
Authentic Southern Neapolitan cuisine with huge portions that are designed to serve two to three people. Arrive before 6 p.m. to avoid a long wait. (147 W. 43rd St. & 1081 Third Ave. at E. 64th St.)

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Virgil's Real BBQ

Virgil's Real BBQ - Kid-Friendly Restaurant in NYC
Virgil's Real BBQ

Neighborhood: Times Square/Theater District
Cuisine: Barbecue
Price: $30 and under
When your family feels like delicious Southern comfort food, head to Virgil's. Wings, nachos, hush puppies, cornbread, and grits share the menu with BBQ ribs, chicken, and brisket. Good desserts, too. (152 W 44th St.)