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Twelve Restaurants You Should Not Bring Your Kids To

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Children in restaurants is a hot-button topic these days: some chefs bend over backwards to please the spawn of their customers, others get flack for not accommodating them enough. Although there are plenty of family-friendly dining options out there, the fact is that there are some restaurants that are best enjoyed by adults, and by adults only (even if the restaurateurs welcome kiddies with open arms). Here now, is a guide to twelve restaurants you should not bring your kids to, with a few surprise, perhaps counterintuitive choices.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Dos Caminos, Meatpacking District

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675 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 699-2400
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135 N 5th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 302-5151
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3. Le Pain Quotidien, 8th St.

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1 W 8th St
New York, NY 10011
(212) 253-2324
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4. The Shake Shack, Madison Square Park

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11 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010
(212) 889-6600
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5. The Gramercy Tavern

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42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003
(212) 477-0777
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6. Cafe Boulud

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20 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021
(212) 772-2665
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7. Crif Dogs

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113 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009
(212) 614-2728
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8. Momofuku Ssam Bar

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207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 254-3500
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9. Fatty Crab, West Village

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643 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014
(212) 352-3592
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10. Balthazar

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80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012
(212) 941-0364
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11. Diner

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85 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211
(718) 486-3077
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12. Otto Restaurant Enoteca Pizza

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1 5th Ave
New York, NY 10003
(212) 995-9559
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1. Dos Caminos, Meatpacking District

675 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
675 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

2. Egg

135 N 5th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
135 N 5th St
Brooklyn, NY 11211

3. Le Pain Quotidien, 8th St.

1 W 8th St, New York, NY 10011
1 W 8th St
New York, NY 10011

4. The Shake Shack, Madison Square Park

11 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10010
11 Madison Ave
New York, NY 10010

5. The Gramercy Tavern

42 E 20th St, New York, NY 10003
42 E 20th St
New York, NY 10003

6. Cafe Boulud

20 E 76th St, New York, NY 10021
20 E 76th St
New York, NY 10021

7. Crif Dogs

113 St Marks Pl, New York, NY 10009
113 St Marks Pl
New York, NY 10009

8. Momofuku Ssam Bar

207 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003
207 2nd Ave
New York, NY 10003

9. Fatty Crab, West Village

643 Hudson St, New York, NY 10014
643 Hudson St
New York, NY 10014

10. Balthazar

80 Spring St, New York, NY 10012
80 Spring St
New York, NY 10012

11. Diner

85 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211
85 Broadway
Brooklyn, NY 11211

12. Otto Restaurant Enoteca Pizza

1 5th Ave, New York, NY 10003
1 5th Ave
New York, NY 10003

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