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New York doesn’t have a reputation for being particularly kid-friendly. But several neighborhoods in Brooklyn have high concentrations of families with small children, and they like to eat out on occasion too. If you’re planning a trip to Brooklyn with your kids and want to make sure the restaurants you choose have options your kids will enjoy, take note of these five family-friendly restaurants within a mile of NU Hotel Brooklyn.


Pizza is one of those meals beloved by children and adults alike. Not only does Fornino in Brooklyn Heights make a mean pie. It’s also located near a slew of playgrounds. Let your kids work up an appetite on the swings and jungle gym before indulging in some of Brooklyn’s finest pizza.

Pier 6, Brooklyn Bridge Park, (718) 422-1107

Friend of a Farmer

Named one of Brooklyn’s most baby-friendly restaurants by Eater, Friend of a Farmer is a great place to indulge in farm-to-table food your little one will enjoy. It’s also only a 15-minute walk forom NU Hotel.

76 Montague St., (718) 643-6600


Introduce your little ones to authentic, high-caliber ramen early with a meal at Ganso. Slurping noodles in Japan is viewed as a display of appreciation for the chef, and it’s totally fine for your children slurp at Ganso. This beloved Central Brooklyn ramen join is equipped with high chairs and a changing table, and is just a 10-minute walk from the NU Hotel.

25 Bond St., ( 718) 403-0900

Noodle Pudding

For noodles without the broth, hit up this classic Italian restaurant in Brooklyn Heights. The food is delicious, yet simple, suitable for even the pickiest of children. Noodle Pudding is a mile from the NU Hotel.

38 Henry St., (718) 625-3737

Wilma Jean

Children are warmly welcome at Southern kitchen Wilma Jean. As long as your kids like fried chicken, burgers, sandwiches, or mac ‘n’ cheese, they should do just fine. Wilma Jean’s original location is in Carroll Gardens, less than a mile from NU Hotel. There’s also an outpost of the southern kitchen at Dekalb Market Hall, a 10-minute walk from NU Hotel Brooklyn.

345 Smith St., (718) 422-0444