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Kid/Baby-Friendly Places in SF?

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skywalkerswartz Nov 15, 2010 11:01 AM

Chowhounders,

Can anyone provide some ideas on kid- or baby-friendly places in San Francisco?

I've pored over the boards, and I've found the following related threads, but I haven't found one that gives a comprehensive look at restaurants in SF that are good for families/kids/babies:

Baby friendly East Bay: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/698291
Kid friendly East Bay: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/740278
Family friendly in Palo Alto: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/706114
Kid friendly in Marin Coutny: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/674146
Family friendly near Embarcadero: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/729790
Toddler friendly in Bernal Heights, etc: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/680790

Although I'm looking to find out resources for families in general, here's my specific problem I'm trying to solve:

- Saturday night dinner (probably early, ~6 PM
)- Around a dozen people
- At least one toddler (~14 months old)
- Moderately priced (less than or not much over $30 a person, not including drinks)
- In SF (most of the dinner guests live in the City)
- Somewhat reasonable parking (since a few folks are driving from the Peninsula)
...thankfully everybody likes lots of different kinds of food

Thanks in advance for all your help! I'm a native San Franciscan who recently moved back after about a decade elsewhere, so Chowhound has been a great resource!

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  1. myst RE: skywalkerswartz Nov 15, 2010 02:06 PM

    Maybe Kokkari. I find that only a few small restaurants would be baby-unfriendly for such an early dinner.

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      ltsering RE: skywalkerswartz Nov 15, 2010 02:22 PM

      I'll say Park Chow. It's great for kids and they have a big upstairs section. Parking .... well that's a challenge but it's worth it.

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

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        ML8000 RE: ltsering Nov 15, 2010 04:49 PM

        A 2nd on PC. Very reasonable for what you get. The secret is park in GG Park just across Lincoln. It empties out at night.

      2. JasmineG RE: skywalkerswartz Nov 15, 2010 04:23 PM

        Not good for your specific question, but I've been to Slanted Door with a group including toddlers and babies, and the restaurant was great: high chairs, very easygoing about the kids, and it's noisy enough in there that the kids don't make a difference. Also not good for your specific question, but La Ciccia is great with kids, for a smaller group.

        For a big group A16 is good, and they have that glassed in room in the back, and have good options for a group. It might be hard to get a reservation for a party that big on a Saturday night, but it's worth trying.

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        Slanted Door
        Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

        La Ciccia
        291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

        A16
        2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

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          srr RE: JasmineG Nov 16, 2010 10:16 PM

          Actually, as much as I love La Ciccia, they don't even have high chairs. We used to live about 5 doors down and we stopped going there when our daughter got "functional" . I figure a restaurant that doesn't have high chairs, doesn't want kids. That said, they were always really nice, I just think they are sending a subtle message (in Noe Valley of all places!) that kids aren't really welcome.

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          La Ciccia
          291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

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            JasmineG RE: srr Nov 17, 2010 09:03 AM

            No high chair, but they had a booster seat when I went there with a toddler, and they were very welcoming.

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          bgbc RE: skywalkerswartz Nov 16, 2010 05:38 PM

          It's been a while, but Fattoush in Noe Valley was always very kid-accommodating. It's also at your price range and is closer to the Peninsula than somewhere north of Market. La Ciccia, same neighborhood, might be good too, if they have room.

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          La Ciccia
          291 30th Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

          Fattoush Restaurant
          1361 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94114

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