Best child friendly dinner?
I'll be in sf in a couple of weeks. I have reservations at Zunni, Slanted Door and delfina I am also trying to get a seat at Frances. My husband and daughter will join me for one night, and I am looking for a place to have dinner with them. Hopefully not too far from Union Square, but delicious so my hubbie won't hate me for what I will eat before. Naturally Mexican seems like the obvious choice! But any suggestions for something a bit more special but where we can bring our 4 year old would be great.
Nopalito might work for good Mexican. Pauline's Pizza is kid-friendly and made with homemade vegetables and such.
When you say "kid-friendly," do you mean a place where your child will like the food, or a place where you won't be scoffed at by other patrons for bringing children? I mean there are a lot of places in SF that have excellent food that won't repel children, but where a child might be out of place, at least on weekends.
Kokkari is great and again probably an earlier seating would be better and not too far from Union Sq . Or maybe take the cable car(s), depending on how much you walk, to the tonga room, that could be fun for a kiddie virgin cocktail and dinner or walk up to the big 4 in the Huntington hotel and eat there, that would be an action packed SF night.
I don't have kids, but I think most restaurants in SF are child-friendly (depending on the child, of course). If you make your reservation for an early-ish seating, I cannot imagine you'd have a problem most anywhere.
What do you mean by "a bit more special"? Are you speaking of food or atmosphere/fancy-factor?
Off the top of my head, I would look at Canteen--booths, which would be good with a child--and Perbacco. But I don't eat downtown or near Union Square too often. I'm sure others will have many more suggestions.
Have a delicious visit.