This is rather open-ended, I realize, but we'd would love whatever suggestions you might offer. We have a niece and nephews visiting (ages 12, 9 and 6) whose primary culinary exposure has been to places like Chilis and other chain joints, and who are thus, unaccustomed to exotic tastes. They may be willing to experiment, we're not sure, but we thought we'd go easy on them for starters with the goal of still exposing them to some interesting cuisine in SF.
They will be staying near Fisherman's Wharf. We do, however, plan to scoot them around the city. Any suggestions on where we could take them to get some cuisine which might be transitional -- in the sense that it could bridge the gap between familiar tastes and yet something new and intriguing?
We plan to be in North Beach (so a good Italian place for kids), in the Marina (Exploratorium area), the Sunset, possibly the Mission and South of Market. But we're open to any neighborhoods and suggestions.
And . . . how about a good traditional-style breakfast or diner fare for them and their parents on their wharfy mornings? Many thanks for any help.