Since the restaurant brews its own beer, from a signature Belgian strong ale to a coffee porter, there are plenty of suds for parents to enjoy with their spicy yucca and truffled-lobster mac and cheese. The menu appeals to toddlers and preschoolers just as much with flatbread pizza and Greek meze platters. 508 Greenwich St between Broome and Spring Sts (212-219-2444, 508nyc.com)
The offerings at this farmhouse chic restaurant are always changing withthe seasons—parsley root apple soup, grilled swordfish and black rice, chorizo-potato hash—giving tykes a Greenmarket 101 crash course. Fortunately, this emphasis on sustainability also means you can savor ingredient-driven cocktails like the watermelon Bellini while kids tuck into sour cream--buttermilk pancakes with market berries. 38 MacDougal St between Prince and W Houston Sts (212-475-7500, hundredacresnyc.com)
This old-fashioned Northern Italian eatery is a comfy respite from museum mania, where you and the kids can sit down to unfussy eggplant parmigiana layered with homemade mozzarella or a hearty bowl of chicken-pesto rigatoni. Ethereal Italian cheesecake is reminiscent of Nonna's kitchen. 549 Greenwich St at Charlton St (212-924-9532, pjcharltons.com).