Well-behaved, gastro-curious older kids will feel the most comfortable on a night out at Top Chef winner Harold Dieterle’s intimate West Village restaurant. Let them try the house-made ricotta cheese with squash tempura, grilled bread and truffle honey ($13), while you linger over spicy duck meatballs with mint cavatelli and a quail egg ($15). The brood won’t let you leave until they’ve dug spoons into the “Take Five” sundae ($10) loaded with dulce de leche, chocolate fudge, pretzels, praline and peanut butter ice cream.
9 Jones St
|Cross street:||between Bleecker and W 4th Sts|
|Opening hours:||Mon–Thu 5:30–11pm; Fri 5:30–11:30pm; Sat 11am–2:30pm, 5:30–11:30pm; Sun 11am–2:30pm, 5–10pm|
|Transport:||Subway: A, C, E, B, D, F, M to W 4th St; 1 to Christopher St–Sheridan Sq|
|Price:||Average main course: $25. AmEx, Disc, MC, V|