The young and young at heart alike love this update of the classic soda fountain. The kitchen turns out delicious short-order fare: like grilled cheese made with good bread and good cheese and griddled to golden perfection. But who are we kidding? The real draw is the ice cream sundaes and ice cream floats and pie with ice cream...You get the point, and if you bring the kiddos you'll be a hero. Plus, after some thoughtful parents dropped a few hints they now serve wine.
If you think dining out in NYC can't be a treat for the whole family, think again. There's a bevy of restaurants throughout the city where kids are given just as much consideration as adults, and where you won't get the side-eye from childless diners out on the town. There are theme restaurants like Alice's Tea Cup and the Hard Rock Cafe, where you can dine among Lewis Carroll characters and artifacts from the gods of rock-and-roll. Then there are dessert-forward restaurants like Serendipity 3 and Kellogg's where sweet treats like frozen hot chocolates and sugary breakfast cereals are the stars of the show. And then finally there are those perennial family-friendly favorites, where the atmosphere is casual and the food appeals to all ages. And if you've got picky eaters and are in need of something a little more predictable, you can always keep it simple and hit up Roberta's or another amazing kids pizza place in NYC. No matter what you choose to do, you and your family will eat well in the Big Apple – and have a terrific time going out together.