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Barryum Feb 12, 2014 01:40 PM

In April, my wife, son (11) and I will be in the area, Sunday through Wednesday, and would appreciate some restaurant recommendations. We'll be staying at the W; proximity to hotel isn't must. Seafood, Italian, Chinese,Latin, New American, Gastropubs are all possibilities. Very high end/pricey experimental places would be a no. Good draft selection would be a plus.
Second request: casual restaurants/markets in Napa.
Thanks very much

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    ceekskat Feb 14, 2014 09:36 AM

    Yank Sing, Great Eastern for dim sum...latter will be less expensive. My girls love Perbacco for Italian (Zero Zero is another more casual option).

    Thursday morning at Ferry Building. Also, if you find yourself needing something close to hotel, try Thirsty Bear. Fang may be another for "need something"; haven't been.

    http://www.ferrybuildingmarketplace.c...

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      Barryum Feb 15, 2014 08:55 AM

      Thirsty Bear looks like a great casual place. I think we'll also check out Fang. Thanks

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        walkoffdinner Feb 15, 2014 09:00 AM

        Perbacco in my book is high end and a bit fancy. Barbacco next door a little more kid-friendly, I think.

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          bobabear Feb 16, 2014 10:33 AM

          Barbacco seats patrons either at the bar (communal - you're rubbing elbows with those next to you) or in high bar style seating on high tables. Just wanted to mention that because I'm not sure if that would be suited for an 11 year old. Never seen kids there and I go about once a month.

          1. re: bobabear
            Robert Lauriston Feb 16, 2014 11:12 AM

            Barbacco's non-bar seating is standard height.

            http://www.barbaccosf.com/imgs/1.jpg

            I've never seen kids there either, which isn't surprising since it feels like a bar to me.

      2. CarrieWas218 Feb 12, 2014 05:19 PM

        Casual = Grace's Table
        Markets = Oxbow.

        Recent Napa threads:
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/962679
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/963047
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/960371
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/931116
        http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/919107

        1. Robert Lauriston Feb 12, 2014 03:12 PM

          Monk's Table

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            grayelf Feb 12, 2014 06:15 PM

            Monk's Kettle?

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              Robert Lauriston Feb 12, 2014 06:19 PM

              Right. I thought that sounded wrong.

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                Barryum Feb 14, 2014 09:03 AM

                Beer selection looks great and the food as well. Thanks

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            DavidT Feb 12, 2014 01:50 PM

            Here is a link to recent threads on dining in SF with children. You will likely find some helpful suggestions there.

            http://www.chow.com/search?q=kids&...

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              Barryum Feb 14, 2014 09:02 AM

              Thanks.

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