Friends are coming in from out of town (just found out), dining with them tomorrow night. Son is I believe 6 or 7. This summer we took him to the Orbit Room - no problem having a cocktail there first with a child before moving on to dinner at Zero Zero Pizza - and he's not a fussy eater at all. They often take him to pubs (with full bars, ala Phoenix) (and Phoenix is an idea) that serve food (Houston area). I'm thinking: Hog & Rocks, or Schmidt's (but Schmidt's is only beer & wine, and the dad specifically wanted cocktails)? Maybe H&R first, then Schmidt's? or maybe Limon Rotisserie for both? We will be on the fly, so probably can't make reservations. I'm blanking on other cocktail-y places that would serve to kids that we could eat at too, or even pre-dinner drinks (but kid friendly), and then casual for dinner. Doesn't have to be highly innovative or spectacular food - another time I took them to that burger/wine place on Valencia between 21st and 22nd (or 23rd?) - can't remember name - it used to be Watergate, and then Senses. but again, only beer & wine too - just trying to give a sense of type of place for dinner.
any other ideas? we will all be on public trans, so don't want to travel too far from cocktails to dinner.
Orbit Room Cafe
1900 Market St, San Francisco, CA 94102
1001 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110
826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107