Dining near Jazz at Pearls
Don't bother with Zoetrope. It's just Francis Ford Coppolla's little tourist trap. The food is very mediocre and overpriced, and you can get similar Italian food at just about any place in North Beach.
House is great. Asian fusion, delicious fish and noodles.
Steps of Rome can be fun if you're in the mood for a boisterous atmosphere - the food's solid and pretty cheap.