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steve.comstock Apr 21, 2010 09:53 AM

I am planning on taking my daughter and her best friend (ages 7 and 8) to go see a show in San Francisco, and I was wanting to make it fun. Go to a dress up type restaurant (for them), that isn't going to stress me out that I am disturbing others with our outing, then go to the show. I was wondering if anyone had ideas of some places I could take them, they could dress up, and it would seem very cool to them, without hurting my wallet too much or being overly disruptive to others. Don't get me wrong, they are well behaved, they are just well behaved 7 and 8 year olds. It will probably be an afternoon show, so a lunch or early dinner is what we would do. I have been to a number of places in the city, but everyone in the party was over 30, so I am at a loss for a kid-fun place. Any ideas?



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    Cheesy Oysters Apr 21, 2010 10:54 AM

    What about Buca di Beppo near the 5th street garage?

    1. BernalKC Apr 21, 2010 12:41 PM

      It might be a bit on the expensive side, but how about lunch or high tea at the Garden Court at the Palace? My kids were never into the dress up thing, so I can't speak from experience. But I'm told they do well with kids. And it really is a stunning place.

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        milklady Apr 21, 2010 01:28 PM

        My 7 year old daughter recently loved going out for high tea. If that's something you're interested in, there are several threads about where to have a full tea in SF.

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          wolfe Apr 21, 2010 01:38 PM

          Phooey on threads, Lovejoy's.
          Very good idea ML

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            Cindy Apr 22, 2010 12:19 PM

            Second on Lovejoy's - the girls will not look out of place "all dressed up" and it won't break your wallet. Need to make reservations for weekends.

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              absc Apr 25, 2010 06:08 PM

              3rd. My just turned 8-year old adores Lovejoys.

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          vulber Apr 21, 2010 11:13 PM

          Foreign Cinema has a kids menu, and I think it would seem cool to someone of any age. They are also open all day on the weekends, but brunch is a much better value.

          Foreign Cinema
          2534 Mission St., San Francisco, CA 94110

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            ceekskat Apr 22, 2010 08:59 AM

            Where & when is the show (sat. or sun)?

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              vulber Apr 22, 2010 09:33 AM

              if it's sunday, you could also do a 5pm dinner at luella, which has a kids menu on sundays

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              steve.comstock Apr 24, 2010 06:42 PM

              All. Thanks, this is all great. I am still planning the event. I am thinking of taking them to the Peter Pan 360 in the Embarcadero. I am hoping this is the first of many. I will let you all know where we end up and how it went.



              1. JasmineG Apr 24, 2010 08:18 PM

                If you go with the tea idea, Crown and Crumpet Tea Room in Ghirardelli Square is a very fun place, and would be great for little girls (and I don't think that anyone else there would be upset by them being there, the rest of the patrons would likely think that it was totally cute). I liked it better than Lovejoys.

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