Some places just breathe old New York and Walker’s is one of them. Located in a beautiful corner in Tribeca since the 1880’s, you could picture Bill Murray, Dan Aykroyd and Harold Ramis having a pint after saving New York from paranormal destruction. (For those of you who like movie trivia, Walker’s is opposite Hook & Ladder 8, the Ghostbusters office). This is one of our favorite joints in the city, as they usually don’t have the crazy lines like the ones round the corner (an important factor to take into consideration when dining with kids).
The space is ample and airy: the front of the house is dominated by a long wood bar, heavy mirrors, tin ceilings and old floors, which seem to have always been there. Not surprising, as there has been a bar and restaurant since the building was first occupied in the early 1880s. They also have a back room, once you pass the bar and a narrow corridor that, even though it’s not as ample and bright as the front room, it is comfortable enough and fits larger private parties. If you come with little ones, a folded umbrella stroller would be the best choice, especially if you are going to be in the back room.
Walker’s is a very child friendly place, starting with its staff (who treats you as if you were an old friend) and following with its white linen tables with paper tablecloths and crayons. Artistic entertainment for all the family, making your wait more fun.
They do have a kids menu, that comes along with a small beverage and ice cream. The pasta with butter, as simple as it is, seems to be a favorite not only with the girls, but with accompanying adults as well.
And even though the kids have their own carte, its regular menu is great for the whole family, being brunch one of our favorite: the complimentary mini muffins (lemon poppy) do not usually make it to the time the drinks arrive. Plus, the food is hearty and the drinks are solid without breaking the bank. Eggs Walkers and the burger are a must.
There are three bathrooms in the back, that are clean and one of them is ample and has a changing table.
16 North Moore Street
New York, NY 10013
Monday-Sunday: 11:00am – 4:00am