NYP Bar & Grill – Everett, WA

Food: Hattie
Food: Parents
Kid Friendliness

Restaurant: NYP Bar & Grill
Cuisine: Burgers
Visit Date: March 25th, 2016
Location: Everett, WA
Address: 1321 SE Everett Mall Way
Price of Kids Meal: $7
Child Friendliness Factors: 
-Changing Table in restroom: Yes, but it’s a left-handed one, so it was a bit tricky.
-Child hand washing made convenient: Not really.
-Highchairs available: Yes, but no booster seats. One of the staff members had some extra Bumbo seats at home & brought them in for customers to use as boosters, but since my rear end has been too big for a Bumbo since I was about 6-months-old, I can’t imagine that the big kids are very comfortable in them.
-Drinks: Ice water was served in a lidded cup with a bendy straw.
-Child-friendly food/servings on menu:  Yes…except there were NO fruits or vegetables anywhere on the kids menu. When mama asked the waiter, he said they don’t really have any fruits or vegetables because they don’t serve steak. He then offered to look for some fruit because they do serve fruit on Sundays. Strange.
-Welcoming touches for children: Crayons for coloring on the kids menu.
Additional Comments:
-This place specializes in local ingredients and local brews.
-Located within walking distance of a used book store, a pet store, and Toys ‘R’ Us. You can make a whole day of it!
-No outdoor seating available.

NYP Kids MenuI took my mom and grandma to NYP Bar & Grill for my grandma’s birthday, and she loved it! She raved about the Bloody Mary she had, and her onion rings were super yummy. I didn’t mind the lack of fruits & veggies because I just ate the lime, dilly bean, and cocktail onion from the Bloody Mary, then the waiter brought a side of fruit leftover from last Sunday. My mom gave me the tomato off of her burger & we called it good. My mom loved her burger too. The only problem with our visit was some front-of-house stuff. One server spilled mom’s fries, another one spilled a sauce cup in the lap of our neighbor, it took forever to get out bill (we walked in at 11:10 and didn’t walk out until 12:45), and our waiter wasn’t too sharp. (For example, when grandma asked for a lemon, she was given a lime, and when trying to explain the difference between the million dipping sauces they offer, he explained Chipotle Aioli as “Ranch-based.”) They specialize in Washington brews, but their coasters were from a brewery in Colorado because “they were cheaper.”

Back of house = A+

Front of house = C-

Pull it together, guys.

I was born in September of 2014, and ever since I started eating solid foods I have been a self-proclaimed foodie. I am also an aspiring chef (actually, I just aspire to reach the kitchen counter right now), and experienced restaurant critic.