My husband and I just booked a trip from Boston to Napa/San Francisco for our anniversary and I am looking for a restaurant recommendation for our anniversary night in San Francisco.
Looking for a nice/special/romantic restaurant with good food, but not outrageously priced - would like to keep it around $200 (with a decent bottle of wine), but would be willing to splurge if it's worth it!
I'm open to types of cuisine's, but would have to have some selection (i.e. not all seafood).
What are you favorites?
Also, are there any nice places you'd recommend for a drink before or after?
Zuni is a classic, excellent SF restaurant down on Market near the Opera House. If you want to be left alone with a more private experience, request an upstairs table, if you want to be part of the action, eat downstairs. So many good dishes: the best ceasar salad, wonderful light gnocchi, they have oysters if you like that. They make the ultimate roast chicken for two with smoky taste and crispy skin served over a bread salad with currants -- one of the best dishes in town. Great ultrathin fries.
My husband and I recently had a fantastic meal at Jardiniere. We've always loved the atmosphere and service there, but had been increasingly disappointed with the food, so a few years ago we stopped going. We gave it another chance recently and were thrilled to find that it seems to have bounced back. Haven't been there, post-remodel, so I can't vouch for the ambiance anymore. But it's worth looking into.
300 Grove St., San Francisco, CA 94102
I recently had a celebratory dinner at Quince over the holidays and enjoyed it. There are some recent in depth threads on it if you use the search function. I also love A16 but some of the tables at both are close together.
Tablehopper is a local restaurant newsletter and the writer offers an advice section where you can tell her specifically what you're looking for and she'll make suggestions.
Enjoy your trip!