Best quiet, pretty reasonable place
Beloved newphew and his new wife will be in SF for a Sunday night dinner. Would like to take them somewhere special that is inexpensive to moderate. Ideally, the food will be acceptable - not necessarily great - but the restaurant will have a nice "feel" to it. Any neighborhood is OK. The clientele should be mixed to younger. Any ideas?
And thanks for the help.
In descending order of how nice the atmosphere is, Maykadeh (Persian), Helmand Palace (Afghan), Bodega Bistro (Vietnamese), or Angkor Borei are the least expensive nice and quiet places I know in SF. All are open for dinner Sundays.
3471 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94110
607 Larkin St, San Francisco, CA 94109
Maykadeh Persian Cuisine
470 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133
2424 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109
Le P'tit Laurent would be my choice. Their 3 course, "Prix Fixed Neighborhood Menu" is one of the nicer bargains in the City, IMHO. The atmosphere is very cozy, French, and neighborly. Not so quiet but not uncomfortably noisy either.
Le P'tit Laurent
699 Chenery St, San Francisco, CA 94131
Some other suggestions (all are open for Sunday dinner, some have multiple locations, and all should have a young-ish crowd):
995 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
1058 Valencia Street, San Francisco, CA 94110
3611 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110
1199 Valencia St, San Francisco, CA 94110
2406 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115
Dosa on Fillmore
1700 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115
I highly recommend La Mediterranee on Fillmore. I just took nephews and a niece in their 20s from of town and they all loved it. The food's very good, we were able to talk easily, and it's reasonable. It's an easy, attractive, comfortable place and it's not boring. It's pretty much a neighborhood place - not a "destination" - and it caters to a wide range of ages. If you go, I hope you enjoy it!
Chenery Park in Glen Park is very nice for actually talking with friends. They have family nights, good food, and theyr'e near the A=BART