This casual, seasonal restaurant (only open when the weather is warm enough) is perfect for families and mother’s groups to meet up during the week or on weekends. Located on the riverfront, the space is huge, so plenty of room for giant strollers and large groups, particularly on weekdays. No need to worry about fussy babies here – the open-air environment absorbs the worst of the noise. Since the restaurant opens up onto the Riverside Park walkway, you can get up and stroll cranky babies whenever needed without leaving your group.
Stroller storage: Lots of space for strollers.
Easy access: Yes.
Change tables: No (there are lots of park benches nearby where babies can be changed however).
Kids’ menu: Yes.
Kid-friendly rating: ♥♥♥♥♥
PIER i CAFÉ
500 W 70th Street (in Riverside Park South)
New York, NY 10023
Phone: (212) 362 4450
PIER i CAFÉ will open any day above 65 degrees, from May 1st to mid-October (weather permitting).
Monday – Friday: 8AM – 5PM
Saturday & Sunday: 8AM – 4PM
Monday – Friday: 12PM – 11PM
Saturday & Sunday: 11AM – 11PM
Christine is the editor of Adventure, Baby!