Help a carnivore with a vegetarian girlfriend
I am looking for a nice place to eat this weekend with the better half
Not cheap and nasty but not fine dining either. I want to make an impression without eating sardine pasta for the week following!
Somewhere which has a solid vegetarian selection without being vegetarian focussed (i.e. a nice piece of meat or fish for me too!)
A vibrant area with places to have a drink beforehand would also be a plus.
What can you suggest?
Go Ethiopian. There's always a vegetarian combo and always many meat dishes (usually even a meat combo).
I like Zeni in San Jose, but there are plenty of places (I just haven't been to them) in SF, which is where I assume you are.
Okay, so I haven't been, so this is a qualified recommendation, but friends love it. Perhaps Walzwerk? On South Van Ness at about 15th, which puts you within reasonable walking distance of the vibrant drinking area 16th & Valencia. The menu has all the heavenly German carnivore delights, while also having enough veggie options to make my vegetarian co-worker drool.