I'm a Philly hound coming to SF next month with my family in tow (2 kids ages 4 and 6). I am likely to have time for one great meal without kids, probably on a Monday, though possibly Sunday. I'd like something representative of the SF dining scene. It doesn't have to be fine dining, but should be creative and delicious. Any suggestions?
Also, any suggestions for kid-friendly dining throughout the city. We'll probably be hitting the Exploratorium, possibly the zoo, Fisherman's Wharf--all the touristy stuff kids like to do. I'd love suggestions to avoid the tourist traps/chains.
We'll probably be staying near Union Square, though I'm open to suggestion. Thanks in advance for any advice.