I'd like to give my kids a taste of great SF restaurants w/o spending a fortune. Definitely want to include a dim sum place, something local and italian, something unusual (Foreign Cinema?) and a trendier dress-up spot. Requirements are good food and an atmosphere we can't get in south fla. Really like places that specialize in fresh, regional foods.
I get extra points from my teenage son for a sports theme-spot with good food.(do they exist?) Anything to do w/the Giants, especially.
No haute cuisine temples, cuz the kids won't appreciate them.