Twelve Restaurants Where You Definitely Won’t Be Bothered by Crying Kids (With a Map!)

You won't have to worry about this ruining your meal.
You won’t have to worry about this ruining your meal. Photo: iStockphoto

Last week, we told you about the Pennsylvania restaurateur that would be barring kids from his dining room. Sounds as if a lot of people agreed with the move. In fact, readers even requested that Grub Street put together a list of places in New York that don’t allow children — so that’s exactly what we did! We called hundreds of restaurants around the city and found a dozen that have pretty stringent no-kid policies — places where you can head out for a night on the town and know with full certainty that the next table over won’t be populated by a whimpering, unruly child and parents who have developed an ability to tune out the wailing. Check it out, straight ahead. (And if you know any that aren’t on the list, please do leave them in the comments for the sake of the city’s grown-ups.)

13 Barrow St.; 212-741-6699
Cuisine: American Nouveau
The Policy: Doesn’t provide any children’s menus, no substitutions, no high chairs — no policy against children, but not a kid-friendly restaurant.

65 E. 55th St.; 212-307-7311
Cuisine: Scandinavian
The Policy: Typically no children allowed in the dining room; menu is either chef’s tasting menu or prix fix. Kids welcome in the bistro.

163 Duane St.; 212-964-2525
Cuisine: French
The Policy: Bringing a child below five years old is not recommended by the staff.

Chef’s Table at Brooklyn Fare
200 Schermerhorn St.; 718-243-0050
Cuisine: American Nouveau; Eclectic/Global
The Policy: No children allowed. Usually must be over 18 to dine.

Jack’s Luxury Oyster Bar
101 Second Ave.; 212-979-1012
Cuisine: American Traditional, French, Seafood
The Policy: Because of atmosphere, children not recommended.

Jean Georges
1 Central Park West; 212-299-3900
Cuisine: French
The Policy: Children under 10 not allowed in main dining room, but can eat in the front bar/bistro area.

La Grenouille
3 E. 52nd St.; 212-752-1495
Cuisine: French
The Policy: “We have a formal, elegant dining room, two to two-and-a-half hour dinner. Children don’t like to be here that long. We don’t recommend it.”

Le Bernardin
155 W. 51st St.; 212-554-1515
Cuisine: French, Seafood
The Policy: Won’t allow children under 12; doesn’t have “facilities for children.”

10 Columbus Cir., 4th fl.; 212-823-9800
Cuisine: Japanese/Sushi
The Policy: Not recommended because it’s a two-and-a-half hour dinner and there’s no dinner discount for children. It’s always $450 a person.

2670 Coney Island Ave.; 718-332-8111
Cuisine: French, Russian
The Policy: Children must be 10 years or older; strictly no babies.

Robert’s Steakhouse
603 W. 45th St.; 212-245-0002
Cuisine: Steakhouse
The Policy: No one younger than 21 years old is allowed. (It is in a strip club after all.)

26 Little W. 12th St.; 646-624-2444
Cuisine: Steakhouse
The Policy: No children after 10 p.m.

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Twelve Restaurants Where You Definitely Won’t Be Bothered by Crying Kids