Kid-friendly restaurants NYC & CT

Eating out can sometimes be a challenge with kids. Here are some great kid-friendly restaurants tried and tested by our crazy family:


Shabu Katsu East Village/Astor Place, Japenese Hot Pot in the middle of the table to cook all your yummy food, my kids loved the noodles and variety of protein! 

El Vez Downtown/Battery Park, Mexican food served in fun vibrant restaurant. Close to playgrounds. Also great for big groups

Beaubourg Brasserie Battery Park/Downtown French Brasserie, with outdoor seating overlooking gardens and marina. Great menu for all the family. Brunch served Sunday. Kids can run round gardens while you enjoy Froze, Battery Park Parks & Rec outside the restaurant loan out fun board games!

Bubby's Tribeca & Highline super brunch spot, great for all the family and they cater to large groups, walk-ins only. We have never had to wait long.

Tiny's Tribeca, my kids & I have eaten here since they were able to eat! Delicious menu, they have a small outdoor area.

Ellens Stardust Diner Times Square, The home singing waiters, blasting out broadway songs during your dining experience. My kids loved it, I had to sit in a quiet room in complete silence after! BEWARE this is not for the faint hearted! Good place for a first timer visiting NYC!

Freds at Barneys Great for a Mothers Day or Birthday celebration with kids, they are great with kids and adults get to browse The Temple of Barneys!

Cecconis Dumbo Brooklyn, with outdoor seating and waterfront views of Manhattan Skyline. Jane Carousel is 30 secs from this restaurant, my kids went on solo and I could see them from my table! Superb menu, we shared family style. My kids ate calamari & pizza.

Wagamamas Gramercy This delicious UK transplant serves asian food, inspired by the flavors of japan. Delicious, service is always great! Super simple kids menu, my kids love the plain ramen, rice and fresh juice. I love it all but nearly always order a chicken cats! I was a big fan of these restaurants in London, we alway visit one when we go back!


Kawa-Ni Westport, Delicious asian inspired restaurant, my kids love this place and so do we! They have a roof terrace overlooking the water.

The Whelk Westport, Yummy seafood plus much more. Kids share a burger and and try our food too. They are opposite a ice-cream shop so kids get there dessert while we enjoy the beautiful setting.

Bar Taco Westport, fun and super kid friendly menu. Great decor and outdoor seating.

Terrain Westport, Delightful spot for brunch with or without kids, plenty of outdoor seating which overlooks their beautiful garden & home shop.

Match Burger Lobster, Westport CT, delicious Lobster & Burger joint. My daughter & I both had Slider combo which is 1 x slider & 1 x lobster roll, cracked lobster and oreo cake. Kid friendly and service was great too!

Meli Melo, Greenwich CT, Delicious savory & sweet crepes. I love the   Avocado, shrimp, lemon, dressing served on a buckwheat crepe. My kids love Ham and swiss cheese crepe and nutella & strawberry crepe. They also have a yummy fresh juice bar. They are based in Greenwich, CT