Special occasion restaurant for returning natives?
Hey folks - we are Bay Area natives exiled to NYC for the past couple years. Will be in town soon and looking for a restaurant to celebrate my wife's 30th birthday.
Our go-to-special occasion places in the past included Zuni, Aziza, and Camino. We'd happily return to one of these old favorites, but since we've been gone for a couple years, are there any new places (or old places I've forgotten) that would be worth trying instead?
The places I mentioned are pretty much our price point, although we could go a bit higher if the food/experience was worth it. We'll be a group of 5 or 6. We are adventurous eaters and love anything delicious and interesting.
SF would be ideal, East Bay ok too.