Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Eating in NYC with Kids, Day Two

We started the morning of Day Two by hopping on the subway to head up to Central Park.

After visiting the Eloise Suite at The Plaza Hotel and Dylan's Candy Bar, we stopped for lunch at Patsy's Pizzeria, which has been serving up thin crust, brick oven pizza since 1933.

The girls were in heaven because the restaurant served buttered noodles, their absolute favorite meal.

I had a slice of their Ricotta Mozzarella "white" pizza with a Caesar salad. The cheeses were so fresh, and the crust was perfectly crisp. Delicious!

We had dinner reservations at Big Daddy's diner for that night...but we had impulsively bought tickets to see Matilda on Broadway (so cute!) that morning, and the location of the restaurant just didn't work with the location and time of the show, so we had to adjust.

My sister picked STK, a favorite restaurant of hers that she's visited in Atlanta. As advertised, it "artfully blends two concepts into one--the modern steakhouse and a chic lounge." The decor was certainly striking.

This wasn't particularly kid-friendly, but the girls rolled with it and had their mac and cheese. I had the 6-ounce grilled skirt steak (medium rare)...but the star of my meal was the crock of sweet corn pudding I ordered as a side dish. It was AH-mazing!

Forgive the photos below...this place was DARK! But, even though it was an impromptu decision, and a little highbrow for kids, the food was delicious.

Two more days of good food ahead!


  1. There is also a great place in the East Village called S'MAC. It's very casual. A great lunch spot. They serve nothing but mac-n-cheese. All kinds. Kid-friendly and savory adult options like gruyere with mushrooms and buffalo chicken, too. My daughter still talks about it and says she thinks we should open one here in Atlanta.

  2. I've never eaten at Patsy's Pizza - I've heard it is amazing! I will have to check out STK. Your meal sounds great.