I'll be taking my 13 year old son - an adventurous and appreciative eater - with me to San Francisco in a few weeks.
We'll be staying in the Financial District for our 5 day/night stay.
I'm a fellow chowhounder and have begun the daunting task of researching where to eat.
Ideally I'd like a variety of places similar to those we tried in Chicago - a sort of mix of highish-end to don't-miss-'em- cheaper eats. (Example, in Chicago we did everything from the highest end Bavette's Bar & Boeuf steak place, to "diner food raised to art" Au Cheval, down to deep dish pizza and dipped beef sandwiches).
I'm trying to get a sense of what San Francisco is known for in terms of food, but so far it just seems mostly be "great food, with lots of variety." Are there any signature or must try San Fran treats or restaurants?
I would love any suggestions, but off the top of my head I'd think a decent tour might include:
Sushi Restaurant (San Fran does good sushi, correct?)
Any Signature San Fran meal.
(I'd include Mexican except I have to be wary - my son has a peanut allergy and Mexican can be tricky). Any place you can imagine would be ok with a well-behaved 13 year old should work.
So far some places that have caught my eye:
House Of Prime Rib (simply because it was highly recommended, seems like an old staple, and it's probably my son's favorite meat).
For sushi so far I have my eye on ICHI sushi or Umami.
Nopa restaurant sounds intriguing.
Anyway, any suggestions will be gratefully received.