Dining Near Hilton on O'Farrell
I am looking for suggestions for a dinner on Sunday evening that is not too far from the Hilton at 333 O'Farrell. We do have a car, but neither of us is very familiar with the area and our time is a bit limited. I am meeting someone for the first time so I'm looking for a place that's condusive to conversation and has a nice atmosphere. I don't want anything too expensive, but by the same time I don't want a pub type of place. I'm open on cuisine, Chinese, Tapas, So. American, Mexican, Seafood, American, Italian, we're pretty eclectic.
I don't know San Francisco very well, but the dining I know of there has been very cool, eclectic atmospheres, unusual cuisine, places that make you feel like you've been somewhere, not just that you'e eaten.
Appreciate your thoughts.
Just remembered a few places I have been wondering if they're any good still:
Kuleto's - union square
Empress of China
Chaya Brassiere - Embarcadero
Kuletto's (italian on powell)
Le Colonial (vietnamese on taylor and post)
Brick (mod. american on sutter and larkin)
Cafe Andree (rex hotel - new chef - excellent food)
Fini (italian next to hidden vine on post and taylor)
Y'know, New Delhi is a very short walk away on Ellis near Cyril Magnin Street (short street between Powell and Mason streets) has a very pleasant atmosphere -- high ceilings, lovely painted columns, understated colors -- and it's not noisy. You can actually have a conversation.