Family-Friendly near Embarcadero
I have family visiting SF, and I'm looking for suggestions for dinner for 9 people (4 adults, 5 kids ranging from 6-12) near BART for Friday evening. My kids will just be finishing their first week of school and hauling over from the East Bay, and the other kids will be on their last day of vacation and getting ready to get on a plane early next morning, so I'm looking for something easygoing and casual, but not burgers and chicken nuggets. Thanks!
Farmer Brown is an easy walk from the Powell station but it can get pretty loud on a Friday night. Not sure of your price point, but both Scala's Bistro and E&O Trading Company might also fit your criteria. If you're open to eating at a chain restaurant, Bucca de Beppa is an easy walk from the Powell station.
I know you said no burgers, but what about Taylor's Refresher in the Ferry Building? I think they changed the name to Gott's Burgers? Taylor's is an easy walk from the Embarcadero Bart station and I think everyone in your group could find something they'd like to eat on the menu. Easy seating indoors or outdoors. Plus, you could go walking along the water after dinner.
432 Powell St., San Francisco, CA 94102
25 Mason Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
I second this. It's a fun space, service is great, and the mac n' cheese I had for lunch one time was AMAZING. Three kinds of cheese, gooey and mild enough for kids but sophisticated enough for adults, and topped with a crunchy bread topping. And the bartender told me not to miss the bloody marys next time.
Houston's would also be good, but a little less casual perhaps.
Plouf for mussels and fries. You can sit outside and it's near BART.
40 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104