We have parental types in town for the weekend and need suggestions to where to take them. As these restrictions/ their needs is not typical of what we like to eat/places we go to, I'm at a complete loss of where to take them.
Must be some sort of American or Italian-American (no Cal-Med, Delfina, Perbacco type places)
Must not be too old or musty in decor (I had brought up Sam's Grill and was shut down b/c they would think it looks *too old*)
Must not be in a *colorful* part of town (ie no Tenderloin or grittier parts of Mission)
Must not be more than mid 20s per entree. In the teens would be preferable as they are uncomfortable with us spending money on them.
Must not be trendy or a place where most of the clientele is in their 20, 30, 40s
Must be in SF
Really appreciate any help I can get on this...