There are restaurants that are good, and restaurants that are good for kids, but sometimes, it can seem tricky to find one that is both. However, as a food writer who is also a mother, I’ve found that many of New York’s most lauded spots are actually quite welcoming to children. Plus, there is the added bonus of introducing your kids to dishes that are a little more exciting than plain pasta with butter.
Below, we’ve curated a list of our favorite kid-friendly restaurants in New York. Some are classics, some are new openings, and some may surprise you. But all will delight every member of your family, regardless of their age.