An all-day cafe with a pedigree, Roey's is the more casual sibling of the scene-y Rosemary’s just down the street. It's a true family restaurant, a place with a good wine list and a game shelf by the front door. Roey's has a wood-fired oven and a menu filled with dishes that are as comforting as they are elegant: blistered pizzas (among the best in NY), 'Nduja BLT, main course-size salads. We love that kid's menu covers all the bases, and is made to the same standards as the rest of the food. The staff is gracious and helpful—how nice to show up with children and be made to feel completely welcome. Add all that up and you have a spot where discerning New York grownups can get a delicious herbed chicken with roasted apples, and bouncy New York kids can get a PB&J made with seasonal jam, and everybody goes home happy. Greenwich Village (roeysnyc.com).
Dining out with the kids doesn’t mean settling for chicken fingers and coloring sheets. The best family restaurants in NYC are high-quality establishments that serve amazing food and welcome diners of all ages. Many of NYC’s hottest new restaurants and longtime classics accommodate families, so you can enjoy your meal and the kids can have fun too. Rather than defaulting to pizza or burgers, give your kids a chance to try sushi, falafel or ramen.
Mix it up at these restaurants that offer kid-friendly options that will develop their appreciation for NYC’s amazing restaurant scene while giving you the chance to dine like an adult, with creative plates, cocktails and more. Among these family-friendly restaurants in NYC are outdoor restaurants, restaurants with play areas and fun restaurants with kid-centric entertainment. You’ll find kid-friendly restaurants in all boroughs, so make a night of it and treat the whole family to a fun night at one of these spots.