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Family of 6 from NYC needs a few SF pointers

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Family of 6 from NYC needs a few SF pointers

fress | Mar 10, 2009 02:48 PM

I've spent a lot of time browsing the board and will try to keep my questions focussed. By way of background, we're eating with our four kids, aged 8-18, at Zuni Cafe Saturday night lateish (hamburger time) after we arrive; Sunday night Aziza with the two oldest; Monday night we're leaving the kids to fend for themselves (room service...in ' n out) while we go with friends to Cafe at Chez Panisse. Questions are the following:

For dinner Tuesday night for all six of us, should we go to Slanted Door, Beretta, or NOPA? I was excited about Slanted Door until I read some of the slams here; Beretta sounds fun, but I'm worried that its pizza might be a letdown for our kids reared on di Fara's, Grimaldi's, and Sal and Carmine's; NOPA sounds perfect, but is it too much like Zuni Cafe?

Dottie's True Blue sounds great, but the warnings about the neighborhood have got me worried. Don't mind an iffy neighborhood, but don't want to wait on line in one w/ the kids. Anyone have an idea whether there's usually a line early on Sundays - say 9am? If not there, how about Nob Hill Grille?

Sunday afternoon we'll probably go to Golden Gate Park and maybe walk across the bridge. Is there a good bakery in the area where we could get a snack to refuel?

We'll probably be going to the Farmers Market at the Ferry on Tuesday morning before heading to Alcatraz (unfortunately we won"t be there on Saturday). Most posts here on the market talk about Saturday - anything particularly good that we should be on the lookout for late breakfast/early lunch Tuesday?

Tartine Bakery sounds like a good place for our carbloving family to have breakfast Monday - do they have tables big enough for six to sit?

Many thanks in advance.

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