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Upscale Kid-Friendly Restaurant in SF?

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I have some friends visiting San Francisco from S Cal. They have a 4-year-old who is pretty well behaved. They asked for a recommendation for one nice place they could go in SF for dinner. I don't have kids so i have no ideas. Anyone out there know a good place that is good with accommodating children? No chain restaurants. Looking for something they can't find in LA but i don't want them stuck sitting in some dark corner near the bathroom.... Thanks in advance for your help!

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  1. Dining Room at the Ritz Carleton.

    Here's a good thread via search: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/714938

    1. It may not be upscale enough for your friends, but Nopa is great for kids.

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      Nopa
      560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

      1. Can you be a little more specific about what you/they mean by upscale? I assume they don't want their four-year-old to sit through a 2+ hour multi-course tasting menu.

        1. Chenery Park is a white tablecloth place with Kids Night on Tuesday evenings. The reviews seem good. We had dinner with my 18 month old granddaughter at Social Kitchen and Brewery. It was so loud in there that the baby screamed for fun and no one noticed! Food is definitely brewery fare.

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          Chenery Park Restaurant
          683 Chenery Street, San Francisco, CA 94131

          1. My parents (in their 70s) visit SF a couple times a year with my niece who is now 8. Foreign Cinema has been a big hit for both age groups and they are great with my niece. I think a well behaved 4 year old would be fine there. The food is solid and the space is terrific.

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

            1. I've seen young kids in Boulevard before. The atmosphere is appropriate if the kid is well behaved.

              1. We were just at Perbacco with a 13 year old and noticed another table with a baby. Upscale but family friendly. We were upstairs in the mezzanine. So I think they try to tuck the kids away from the bar, but that's reasonable.

                Kokkari is also family friendly, and for some reason our bill there ended up being half what it was at Perbacco. Exceptional value for a superb restaurant.

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                Perbacco
                230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111