Alice's Tea Shop
102 West 73rd St
Neighborhood: Upper West Side (Map)
Subway: 1, 2, 3, B or C at 72nd Street
This Alice in Wonderland themed tea shop is a fun choice for lunch or afternoon tea with your kids -- and the scones and sandwiches are quite good too. The menu includes homemade babyfood, and the afternoon teas offer generous portions of food can be shared for a small additional charge.
La Bonne Soupe
48 West 55th Street
Neighborhood: Midtown West (Map)
Subways: F, N, R, or W to 57th Street
Price: $10 to $20
This family-friendly French bistro serves a reasonably priced, straightforward bistro menu that adults and children will enjoy. Its close proximity to FAO Schwarz and Rockefeller Center make it a great choice for visitors in the area. The "Junior Menu" features an entree and dessert for $12.50. The "menus" offer great value and include an entree, dessert and wine for less than $20.
Peanut Butter & Co
240 Sullivan Street
Neighborhood: Greenwich Village (Map)
Subways: A, C, E, F or V at West 4th
Price: under $10
Even picky kids will love this restaurant dedicated to peanut butter sandwiches. With over 20 menu items featuring peanut butter, from the classic preschool snack of Ants on a Log $4.50) to an Elvis (grilled peanut butter, banana, honey and bacon, $7.50), this family-friendly restaurant is sure to please. Only in New York City can you find a restaurant dedicated to peanut butter, and you can even purchase their unique peanut butter blends, including "The Heat is On" which features a spicy kick.
5 East 51st Street (5th & Madison Avenue)
Neighborhood: Midtown East (Map)
Subways: E at 53rd Street/5th Avenue or 6 at 51st Street/Lexington
Price: under $10
Closed Sundays, open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. (closes at 5 p.m. on Saturdays)
Conveniently located near St. Patrick's Cathedral and Rockefeller Center, this is a good choice for families, offering good burgers at reasonable prices (especially for the area). Milk shakes, onion rings, and homemade pies are also popular and tasty, and it's also a good choice for breakfast in the neighborhood.