1 Main St., at Plymouth St., Dumbo, Brooklyn; 718-222-0666.
The menu is packed with fare for the finicky: macaroni and cheese, meat loaf, etc. Plus, you can see tugboats cruise up the East River.
Dean's Family Style Restaurant and Pizzeria
215 W 85th., nr. Broadway.; 212-875-1100.
With its décor of Italian kitsch, this red-sauce eatery plays it safe. Face it: Children aren’t generally looking for fusion.
513 Henry St., at Sackett St., Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn; 718-522-6260.
This exceedingly kid-friendly soda fountain lets moms and dads (and grandmas and grandpas) share with their progeny the Proustian thrill of their childhood desserts.
730 W. 26th St., nr. Broadway; 212-255-4544.
A Texas-themed honky-tonk that sticks to country favorites: pork ribs, shoepeg corn pudding, and brownies.
225 E. 60th St., nr. Third Ave.; 212-838-3531.
Half attic filled with antiques, half Mad Hatter tea party, this restaurant will mesmerize kids with apricot smushes, big burgers, and towering sundaes.