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Week in SF With an 18 Month Old!

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Hi Everyone!

We went to SF a few years ago for our babymoon, but now we're coming back with our 18 month old. We're looking for absolute MUST eats that's also baby friendly. We'll be walking and cabbing mostly, so places that aren't too far out of reach. We love to eat, so any and all kinds of food, and price range is not a problem as well. It's just if they have booster seats :). I have a list going so far:

Off the Grid!! (I'm SO excited)
Farmer's Market
Yank Sing/Golden Mountain for Dim Sum
Tadich Grill?
Aziza?
Swan Oyster Depot?
Sam's Grill & Sea Food?

Our favorites:
Tommaso's
PPQ Dungeness
Slanted Door
Maybe Betlenut
Breakfast at Mama's on Washington

Sonoma and Napa:
Girl and the Fig
Mustards
Solbar
Backstreet Kitchen

Sausalito:
Horizons

Please tell me if these places aren't kid friendly, and any other suggestions I've missed! I was going to contact a driving service and ask their suggestions for wineries to see what route we can take, but I did copy down all of everyone's suggestions on the board.

Thanks!!!

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Slanted Door
Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

Tadich Grill
240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Swan Oyster Depot
1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

Off the Grid
Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123

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  1. Here are some kid friendly links.
    http://www.chow.com/search?query=kid+...

    1. Do NOT take a baby to either Tadich Grill or Swan Oyster Depot. Tadich caters to an older business crowd who would not look kindly upon your toddler and Swan Oyster Depot is TINY.

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      Tadich Grill
      240 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      Swan Oyster Depot
      1517 Polk St, San Francisco, CA 94109

      2 Replies
      1. re: MandalayVA

        whoa scary. ok thanks for the tip!

        1. re: pikachu2818

          Actually we had a delightful lunch with a few old friends with our infant in his carrier. Albeit he was quiet the whole meal and it was 35 years ago but Tadich hasn't changed. I wouldn't have bet on him when he was 18 months though.

      2. I would say Yes to Gold Mountain, Yank Sing depending on location - no to Stephenson, yes to Rincon Center, and no to Slanted Door, unless you're willing to walk out every time you child starts crying. At least at SD you can easily step outside; but if I was ever there and there was a crying child, I'd be pretty miffed. You should really consider the Vietnamese places that are often quoted on the list which are better, cheaper, and have less fancy decor - places where your child will be fauned over.

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        Slanted Door
        Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

        Gold Mountain Restaurant
        644 Broadway, San Francisco, CA 94133

        Yank Sing
        49 Stevenson St Ste Stlv, San Francisco, CA 94105

        Rincon Center
        121 Spear St # B18, San Francisco, CA

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        1. re: bbulkow

          See, I think that Slanted Door is excellent with a kid (and have been there with a number of babies and toddlers with no issue). It's loud enough that you wouldn't hear a crying baby even if it happened, they have plenty of kid friendly food items, the staff is friendly and accommodating with kids, and they have high chairs. Also, there are big windows with boats coming in outside which entertains kids.

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          Slanted Door
          Ferry Slip, San Francisco, CA 94111

          1. re: JasmineG

            Another option is Out the Door in the mall, where a toddler would blend in just fine.

            I'd be careful about Off the Grid too. I went and it was a while back, but it was packed (no room for strollers), places had run out of the food, and it was cold and windy. I left the kid at home, and was glad. I don't know if things have died down a bit so it's not as crowded - maybe others have been more recently. Regardless, it sounds like you really want to go though, so I would suggest getting there right when it opened and to pack layers in case it's chilly. And snacks for the toddler if there are long lines.

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            Out the Door
            845 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94103

            Off the Grid
            Fort Mason Center, San Francisco, CA 94123