Dinner in Cole Valley?
I need a restaurant in Cole Valley for a first date.
Most important is that it be quiet. Romantic lighting would help, too. This is for Friday night. I don't know what the restaurant scene will be like the day after Thanksgiving, but I'm counting on you guys for some great tips!
I used to live in Cole Valley for a number of years. Frankly, there is not much there in terms of good dining. I suppose EOS would pass for the best there is but the choices are thin. I always figured it was a ripe market for a high quality restaurant.
Appears that EOS is also changing hands - interesting to see what the outcome will be.
Kezar Restaurant is a burger type of place and even it could do a better job. Again, has all the promise but somehow manages to miss the boat.
Zazie is okay, best for breakfast than anything else.
Bambino's seems like something that belongs elsewhere - perhaps somewhere in a suburban strip mall rather than San Francisco.
Sorry for all the negatives, but I guess Eos has the best chance of satisfying your requirement.