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Resources for Children w/ Special Needs Inc.
200 Park Ave. South
New York, NY 10003
Wheelchair friendly restaurant resources
Below is a list of restaurants that are accessible to children in wheelchairs. This list was compiled by family and professionals of children with SMA. Please enjoy...........
Homer's (World Famous Malt Shop)
Very family-friendly menu and inexpensive prices. Accessible entrance and bathroom on main floor. There is a game room for kids, but there is a step from inside the restaurant into the game room. Fortunately, the game room also has a separate street entrance and that is accessible.
"Low budget," "kid-friendly," "basic diner atmosphere," are some of the descriptions found in Zagat's restaurant guide. It is also wheelchair accessible and has bathrooms on the main level, one of which is handicap accessible.
One step up from a diner with a friendly and helpful staff. The space is not large, but rarely crowded and the staff is happy to make you comfortable. It is wheelchair accessible and has a bathroom on the main level. The bathroom, though, does not accommodate an adult-sized wheelchair.
"Upscale Eclectic-American" is part of the description in Zagat's. Not particularly kid-friendly, but nice for special occasions. It is wheelchair accessible, but you will need to go next door to Sushi-Go-Go for a ground level bathroom.
Currently under renovation, but will hopefully retain the wheelchair accessibility and ground-floor bathroom. Can be crowded during high-volume hours, but easy to get around when less cramped. Staff very helpful and accommodating and menu is "flavorful," "healthy," and has "plenty of vegetarian options."
Low-key salad and sandwich deli. Wheelchair accessible and the bathroom is on the main level.
Crowded, but wheelchair accessible with a handicapped bathroom on the main level. Good, diner food and staff is comfortable with assisting.
"Gourmet Mexican" with "guacamole made fresh at your table," with an average price of $45 for dinner according to Zagat's. The building is wheelchair accessible, but the bathrooms are on the second floor. There is an elevator in the back, but you need to go outside the building to get there, so it's recommended to be seated on the second floor. The staff is very helpful and eager to please, so let them know your needs when making a reservation. The restaurant is more kid-friendly for lunch and brunch.
The Time Café
The menu is American fare and they have a children's menu. The building is wheelchair accessible and the bathrooms are on the main level.
Typical diner fare with a children's menu. The building is wheelchair accessible and the bathrooms are on the main level. The restaurant is not particularly spacious, but the staff is usually helpful.