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3 days in San Fran with toddler. Please help us eat well!

doubleL | Mar 26, 201206:08 PM

I’m trying to put together a list of restaurants to eat at while traveling to San Francisco for 3 days with my husband and 16 month old son. Our son is very used to dining out and is well behaved, but he is still a toddler-so he chatters loudly at times and a fair amount of his food winds up on the floor! We usually go to restaurants where there is enough background noise and action to keep him amused and always for lunch or an early dinner. We appreciate really good food, all cuisines, and cost is not a huge factor. I’d love to have some great chinese/dim sum, mexican, and seafood. I’ve been doing many internet and chow searches to see what is out there, but that being said, I’m still really struggling! I would love some feedback with what I’ve got so far and if I’m making a mistake taking a child to any of these places, please let me know!

Breakfast-will do in our hotel room, but thinking of trying Mama’s on our last day as our flight is on the earlier side or someplace near where we are staying (Cow Hollow).

Lunch-Spending a day in Sausalito-Le Garage is our first choice currently.
Will also be in the Golden Gate Park and the Haight/Ashbury area and would like to try Magnolia Pub and Brewery. We love brewpubs and try to get to one whenever we travel. Menu looked interesting here. We are also thinking of Colibri for lunch (wondering if not kid friendly enough)-or anything in the Union Square neighborhood that isn’t a chain. Actually, any good mexican-casual or not that is not in the Mission District b/c I don’t think we’ll be getting there in our limited time.

Dinners-The only place we’ve really thought about is Yank Sing. Any difference between the 2 locations? Should we do dim sum in Chinatown instead? If we don’t end up doing mexican for lunch, would consider for dinner. Would love some kid friendly recs in cow hollow/marina area as it will probably be easiest to eat close to home after a long day. Preferably no Italian b/c I feel like we have many great Italian choices here in the metro NYC area.

I feel like I’m all over the map-any tips or critique would be welcomed. I’m trying to streamline our itinerary as we are less than 3 weeks away from the trip! Thanks.

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