Help! Need a first date restaurant for Saturday
I have a date with a very promising person on Saturday.
I'm looking for a restaurant that is
1. In San Francisco
2. Quiet enough for normal conversation without raised voices
3. Enough space between tables that we will feel like we have some privacy for conversation
4. Not Asian food
5. Not so popular that we won't be able to get a reservation on a Saturday night on such short notice
6. Ideally, in a location that lends itself to a nice walk after dinner
Any suggestions would be appreciated.
check out garibaldi's...it's a decent neighborhood spot that draws a nice crowd and that will likely be able to seat you on short notice...it's 8 blocks to fillmore/pac heights...not quite walking but close.
Check out a recent thread on quiet Italian restaurants.... most of those recommendations will work for this request, as well (except for Acquerello... that would be way too high end for a first date).
A few suggestions from that post:
Ideale (a little loud, but in North Beach so great walking afterwards)
Venticello (maybe a bit subdued for a first date)
Others could be Fino (Italian, near Union Square), Le Charm (French, South of Market), Allegro (Italian on Russian Hill, might be a little expensive, and the neighborhod is quiet, but you could take a nearby cable car to downtown or the Wharf after dinner, or a quick taxi to North Beach).
1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133
1722 Sacramento St., San Francisco, CA 94109
2162 Larkin Street, San Francisco, CA 94109
1257 Taylor Street, San Francisco, CA 94108