Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Eating with Kids in NYC, Day Three

Day Three started with the NYC activity at the top of the girls' wish lists: Ice Skating! We wisely skipped the crowds at the Rockefeller Plaza and Central Park rinks...and headed to the Winter Village at Bryant Park. We only had to wait in line for about 10 minutes!

After skating up an appetite, we tried to go to Ellen's Stardust Diner for lunch...but the line was down the block! We had matinee tickets to see The Lion King, so we started walking towards the Theater District, looking for lunch spots. Everywhere was packed! So, my mom finally just pulled all of us into a hotel, the Marriott Marquis, which was across from our theater.

We ate at one of their restaurants, the Crossroads American Kitchen and Bar. It was actually a very neat space (photo courtesy of hotel website). 

We were just so happy at that point to find a place to sit down and eat! And, for a quick decision, it was a really good experience. I had the Crispy Fried Calamari with pickled peppers and spicy marinara. Well, I should say I had half...Caroline tried one and became a huge fan, so we shared!

Mae wanted to take a picture of her cheeseburger and fries:

After the show and a few more stops, we headed to the Upper West Side for our dinner reservations at Rosa Mexicano. This had come up on several people's NYC dining recommendation lists, so I was excited about trying it out. They have a separate kids' menu, as well as a gluten-free menu for my sister.

We started with guacamole, which was made fresh right at our table. It was divine!

I had the Carne Asada/All-Natural Skirt Steak “Skillet Style," which was marinated sliced skirt steak served over Chihuahua cheese with grilled Mexican street corn, chorizo chili and warm corn tortillas. Excellent choice!

One more day to come!

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