San Fran Restaurant Recs
Blue Plate - more casual and neighborhoody than some of the other places. Plus you could get a drink at The Argus before/after.
Maverick would be nice as well, though you'd want to move on the reservation now. If they don't have one on OpenTable, then often have some room if you call.
3218 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
3316 17th Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
3187 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
Some top restaurants that would fall into "New American":
Might be too few or too many on that list depending on where you draw the lines between New American, California, and French.