Restaurant for a challenging group in SF?
I'm in charge of making dinner reservations for a party of 9 in SF that includes 3 vegetarians, a wine lover, a 14 year old and a 10 year old. No problem, right? The veggies eat cheese and eggs, and a mixed menu is fine, but they would rather not just cobble together sides. The kids are reportedly adventurous, but something too fancy might try their patience. All the adults love and appreciate good food. Millennium probably wouldn't go over well with some of the non-veggies, and Greens has gotten mixed reviews from some in our party. Nothing's going to meet all of these needs, but I'd like to get close. Price isn't an issue. The East Bay has been vetoed, but something like Pizzaiolo would probably work. The best I've been able to come up with so far is Slanted Door, Dosa, and the big table at Bar Tartine. Any thoughts?
Is there a particular area of SF that is better than another?
One thought is LuLu
The restaurant has a wide variety of menu items and is wine friendly. It's relaxed enough for jeans and the 10 and 14 year old can be loud without drawing attention since it is fairly noisy. They can easily accomodate a party of 9.
The food is not groundbreaking or innovative but its solid enough.
816 Folsom St., San Francisco, CA 94107
I feel like a place like Perbacco kinda depends on the kids and what they're used to/what they like.
When kids think of pasta, they often think of mac and cheese or spaghetti and meatballs; and on a broader note, the things that Olive Garden passes off as Italian. Perbacco does have damn good meatballs, but it's just 3 of them on a plate, which might be a little disappointing to a kid.
Artisan pizza is "the thing" right now in San Francisco. It wouldn't seem nearly as trendy if there weren't a line to get into the place:)