Spotlight on MKT – Four Seasons, SF

(Financial District, SoMa, Union Square/ San Francisco)

MKT Restaurant and Bar (Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco)

757 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94103

Tel. 415-633-3838

High Chair/ Stroller Parking/ Changing Tables/ Crayons and Play-set/ Sippy Cups

It’s hard to believe that an entire month has gone by since our visit to the West Coast (why just today the little man and I were going over a map in his bilingual book on Schools), and I had to point out some recent places he’s visited (New Zealand, Florida, California, and the like).

Speaking of California – we were absolutely delighted to have visited the MKT Restaurant and Bar and the Four Seasons Hotel San Francisco. We were really just passing through the lovely Bay Area (post Super Bowl 2016), and couldn’t have been more thrilled that we had a chance to visit one of my favorite restaurants on Market Street (the last time I visited was in 2014, sans hubs and son).

Food/Drink tips:

-          MKT specializes in New American cuisine with a Californian twist – meaning?  Fresh, delightful, seafood-orientated, and all very sharable.

-          My personal favorite was the tuna tartare with shaved garden vegetables and crispy Asian flatbread on the side (amazing presentation!).

-          Hubby had a deconstructed flat iron steak cobb salad (which munchkin also got his grubby hands into), and we got the grilled chicken sandwich with speck (yum!), friend egg, basil aioli, and rosemary fries to “share” (although in truth most of the rosemary fires probably went to the munchkin).  All to say, we were incredibly satisfied with the meal, and would happily recommend it to anyone.  (My SF bestie advised me of a caviar omelet they make for brunch… pity we went for lunch so missed out!).  Next time…

Baby/Kiddo tips:

-          Admittedly, the Four Seasons is a very classssy spot (anywhere you go!), so it’s not exactly crèche-friendly (which we prefer).

-          That said, upon arrival, we were treated to a slew of baby-friendly amenities, from the high-chair that awaited us, to the smiling hostess who led out son straight to our well-lit table by the window, to the gorgeous play-set and coloring book we were given that was specifically San Francisco tailored.   Really could we have asked for more?

-          I must confess... I’m also a bit partial to lounge/hotels, which this one offers in spades (and decorated in full Chinese New Year regalia no less!).  The nice thing about hotels, apart from spacious parking for your stroller, high-level service, and the gamut, is that you are usually always guaranteed good spots for diaper-changing in the bathroom (or at least nice bathrooms with fine, linen hand-towels, which this one had in spades).

Celebrating the Year of the Monkey with my little monkeys at the Four Seasons SF lounge!  Of course... he had to go and take his moccasins off during lunch.  #SFBaby