An Choi

At first glance this place looks problematic: There’s no room for strollers and the vibe seems a little too street-eats hipster to be kid-friendly. However, the Vietnamese iced coffee will fix any sleep-deprived parent, and with the right table, kids (who are warmly welcomed by the staff) can nes... Read More
At first glance this place looks problematic: There’s no room for strollers and the vibe seems a little too street-eats hipster to be kid-friendly. However, the Vietnamese iced coffee will fix any sleep-deprived parent, and with the right table, kids (who are warmly welcomed by the staff) can nestle in with their own little toys or art projects. The key is to call a little in advance, even just a half-hour, to secure a cozy nook for your crew. Then, parents can luxuriate in the pho bo dac biet of their child-free dreams, and kids can slurp a simple chicken or beef broth for just $2, plus rice. An Choi is also a great place to end the day after a tour of the Tenement Museum, just down the street. Again, best to come sans stroller. (By the way, for Brooklyn families who can’t schlep into Manhattan, Bricolage is an equally scrumptious Vietnamese option in Park Slope — plus, it has a patio.) . https://www.grubstreet.com/bestofnewyork/best-restaurants-for-kids-in-nyc.html