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Aug 17, 2010 11:53 PM

Good eats with a 14 year old

I'll be in San Francisco this weekend with my 14 year old daughter and want to have some good meals in places she would enjoy. We're staying on Nob Hill, but intend to explore all over the city so any neighborhood is fine. Looking for local, non-chain, restaurants that aren't too noisy. Thanks.

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  1. Can you give us a little more info? What kinds of cuisines do you like or loathe? Price range? Where are you coming from (that helps us know what you might get here that you don't get at home)? Any other particular culinary interests?

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    1. re: Shane Greenwood

      We live in LA and mostly eat out for Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Greek or basic "California" food. My daughter doesn't like Mexican or seafood and isn't too adventurous, but I wouldn't mind taking her out of her comfort zone. Price range is reasonable to somewhat expensive.

      1. re: Eshan

        Saturday morning at the Ferry Building Farmers Market, better than the 3rd and Fairfax with a view.

        1. re: Eshan

          If you like Italian and Cal cuisine, and want to test the comfort zone, try Incanto. The chef features cal-ital food with a lot of offal cuts. Extremely tasty, well regarded restaurant. Satisfies your request for someplace that isn't too loud. They have plenty of non-offal dishes too.

          1. re: Shane Greenwood

            Thanks for both suggestions. We plan to spend a day around Golden Gate Park near the musuems. Any suggestions about where to call for lunch or dinner? How about decent food if we end up shopping around Union Square?

            1. re: Eshan

              If you are going to the park, Park Chow would be an excellent choice with a 14 yo.

              Park Chow
              1238 9th Ave, San Francisco, CA 94122

              1. re: intomeat

                Maybe Cha Cha Cha or Picaro for Tapas. Or Burma Superstar for Burmese/Chinese food

                Picaro Cafe
                3120 16th St, San Francisco, CA 94103

                Cha Cha Cha
                1801 Haight St, San Francisco, CA 94117

      2. I would recommend Beach Chalet / Park Chalet which are in Golden Gate Park. Pretty standard fare but good for kids and Beach Chalet has a nice view.

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        1. re: Peter Quigley

          I dunno bout that. To me Beach Chalet is just too mediocre, even if the pub menu is accessible. Its not a bad place to grab a beer, and the fish and chips is OK, but for the most part the food just does not do it for me.

          And Outerlands is right there and so much better. If its a sunny day and warm enough for the sidewalk seating, I'd always take Outerlands over Beach Chalet. Hands down.

          1. re: BernalKC

            Agreed. Outerlands is in a completely different league than Beach Chalet.

        2. Pizzetta 211 is near Golden Gate Park. Bill's Place - they grind their own beef for hamburgers and killer shakes. Or dim sum.

          Pizzetta 211
          211 23rd Ave, San Francisco, CA 94121

          Bill's Place
          2315 Clement St, San Francisco, CA 94121