Casual restaurant/lounge with good vegetarian food, drinks for bday gathering
A friend's birthday is next Wednesday, and I'm trying to choose a spot for our group. I'm looking for a spot that:
1) Is in San Francisco
2) Has good food, particularly some good veggie options (bday girl is vegetarian)
3) Has a lounge/bar area with casual seating, so people can come and go....probably there will be 8-15 people total, but not all necessarily at the same time. So looking less for a sit-down meal, and more for a place where people can order as they want to...good drinks (i.e. cocktails) would be a plus, but not 100% necessary
This friend really likes Nopa....if they had a lounge, then it would be perfect (but they don't). I was thinking maybe the Alembic could work too? But I haven't been there. Another idea is Jasper's near Union Square, but again, I haven't been there. Any other ideas that could fit the bill?