Special birthday dinner spot w/out pretense
Will be in SF at the end of the month for my mom's 60th birthday and am looking for a special place that gets it especially right in terms of good food, wine list and atmosphere, without being overpriced or pretentious. We're staying in Union Sq, but can easily get to other parts of the city. And we'll also be going to B44 for a dinner and Chez Panisse Cafe for a lunch. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Here are a few suggestions:
Ame (East-West Asian Californian)
Chez Papa Resto (Provencal)
Town Hall (American)
Zuni Cafe (Mediterranean)
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111
1015 Battery St., San Francisco, CA 94111
Town Hall Restaurant
342 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105
689 Mission Street, San Francisco, CA 94105
Chez Papa Resto
4 Mint Plaza, San Francisco, CA 94103
A favorite of mine is 1550 Hyde. Good California cuisine and reasonable wine list. It is right on the cable car line so you could hop a car from Union Square. It is more of a neighborhood place than a tourist destination.