|Subject: Re: San Francisco|
We live on the peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose, and don't often make it into the city for dinner. However, members of my local moms' club recently compiled a list of SF favorites:
-Slanted Door -Boulevard -Gary Danko -Aqua -Jardinere
I haven't personally been to any of these, but expect that they are all nice places rather than hole-in-the-wall finds.
I took my six-year-old into SF a few days ago to do kid things. We stayed in the downtown south-of-Market area--that area has been cleaned up and beautified in the last few years, and some of the enhancements are stunning--a waterfall cascading over a rock sculpture, a gorgeous walkway, some very imaginative design. We went to Metreon, which I'd consider a must-see just for the space-age effect, and to the much more modest Zeum across the street. Zeum is definitely a kid place, but the main floor included a huge interactive labyrinth (http://www.virtango.com) that fascinated my son, me, and everyone else who wandered in and had to play on it. Worth a look if you're in the neighborhood--just a couple of blocks from Union Square.