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Mar 30, 2010 12:34 PM

Foodies traveling to SF with non-adventurous eaters - recs?

Very adventurous and enthusiastic eaters going to SF area for about 4-5 days soon with a group of somewhat picky eaters. Aside from Chinatown (which is a must in our book), any recommendations for restaurants where the simple palates will be satisfied and we foodies can still enjoy the delights that SF has to offer?

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  1. More info please: what price points, which meals, group size and ages, what neighborhoods...

    The town is lousy with excellent pizza places. If you give us some coordinates to work with I'll bet we can line you up on some excellent pies.

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    1. re: BernalKC

      Mostly dinner ideas needed but others are welcome. We will be staying in Nob Hill but will have a car, so driving isn't a problem at all. We have a group of 8 adults and 1 very well-behaved toddler who has dined in many a fine establishment. Price isn't a major concern, but we will probably stay away from the overly exorbitant restaurants because of the child. We anticipate splurging on at least one dinner while there.

    2. Assuming your taste hasn't changed in the last year and a half, Tartine Bakery and Citizen Cake. Check this link for reopening.

      Citizen Cake
      399 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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      1. re: wolfe

        Citizen Cake is temporarily closed while moving to 2125 Fillmore.

        Citizen Cake
        399 Grove Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

      2. What kind of food do your picky eaters like? I know picky eaters who will only eat meat and potatoes, picky eaters who only eat Chinese, picky eaters who can't stand lettuce, picky eaters who get grossed out by certain textures...

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        1. re: daveena

          They're not quite that bad, fortunately. They are fairly comfortable with most types of European fare, but less experimental when it comes to "ethnic" foods (which we love).

        2. Capp's Corner (old school Italian)
          Zuni Cafe (high quality Cal cuisine...just have the non-adve types order the roasted chicken)
          Restaurant Lulu (like Zuni, more tables)

          Zuni Cafe
          1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

          Capp's Corner
          1600 Powell St, San Francisco, CA 94133

          1. If you're staying in the Nob Hill area check out Vintecello an Italian fare of old school menu very safe when it comes to non adventurous food, there is the Nob Hill cafe right around the corner from the Grace cathedrale that serves an inexpensive option, there is also Rue Saint Jacques, a little French restaurant that is my favorite they have an early bird every day, also a very safe choice, if you're going to be there on the week end try to go to the ferry building farmer's Market on Saturday morning

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