Restaurant Dress Code
I haven't been able to find a thread strictly about this topic.
Although our trip next week will be our third, we are hitting a few places that are more upscale than we usually frequent, thanks to DAT.
We live in the SW and jeans are acceptable at almost every restaurant. Nice jeans, nothing ratty, no holes, etc.
So, will jeans [with a nice sweater for me; collared polo shirt for husband] be ok for the following?
Fish & Farm
Google image examples of 1. business casual and 2. smart casual.
Don't you just love it?
PS. I usually wear land's End dark chinos, a knit shirt and a sweater and find I am overdressed compared to some of my fellow San Francisco diners.
All this is true ---- but some extra color ----
I've found, in general, that pants matter less than tops, for guys. There's also a soft spot here for jeans, given that it's Levi's HQ and Steve Jobs wears jeans and a turtleneck habitually.
Knit polo shirts are considered very casual around here, though. Guys should wear a dress shirt or similar, or throw a sportscoat over. Wearing a sport coat's a good idea around here simply because it's often cold when you come out of the restaurant, and it's chivalrous to supply your jacket to your dining partner.
I would also go up to smart casual for One Market.
I've eaten at Campton Place and have seen Fifth Floor. No to jeans on both of these for dinner. They probably wouldn't throw you out, but you would probably be the only people in jeans. Don't need a suit but something between nice jeans and formal dress. As mentioned by others, nice jeans are fine for the rest.