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These New York Family-Friendly Restaurants Have Something for Everyone

September 9, 2021

The kids are back to school, and after a long summer of fun, sitting back in a classroom for eight hours a day can’t be easy. So, treat them once they get off the school bus – take them to one of these family-friendly restaurants near our Octagon apartments.

The Roosevelt Island area has a restaurant scene that has something for everyone, and that includes spots that not only have great food and drinks, but also fare that kids will love, too. Head to one of these eateries with casual digs, a versatile menu and a fun atmosphere!

Under The Bridge, located at 1079 1st Ave, New York which is 15 minutes from your Octagon apartment, is a corner spot serving small and large plates of traditional Greek meat, seafood and vegetable dishes.

Greek food, wine and spirits are served here with the integrity of pure flavor and style of Greece. Under The Bridge furthers their mission by featuring only all natural, antibiotic-free ingredients on the menu. Apart from Greek classics, octopus is served as saganaki, spanakopita is prepared ‘a la plancha’ with homemade phyllo dough and lamb is oven roasted with artichokes and herbs.

Island, located at 1305 Madison Ave, New York which is 18 minutes from your Octagon apartment, is a neighborhood spot serving seafood and American-style meats and pastas, with a summertime-style decor.

Founded in 1989 by brothers Jay and Kevin McLaughlin, Island is a local favorite restaurant for lunch with friends, drinks and dinner at the bar or a family dinner. Island has a wonderful staff that delivers first-class, welcoming service and seasonal menus offering a variety of delicious food. Authenticity is paramount and they take pride in sourcing the finest local ingredients. 

Under The Bridge

1079 1st Ave, New York, NY 10022

(212) 583-0695


1305 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10128

(212) 996-1200

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