Gravity and Dinner! [San Francisco]
For our 18th Anniversary celebration, my husband and I are sharing in the planning. He chose the movie: Gravity at an IMAX theatre. And I get to choose the SF dining establishment on a separate night. I love fine dining but feel Atelier Crenn (have not been there) might be too hushed and fussy since we may be walking extensively in the afternoon--although we will bring a nicer change of clothes.
Open to anywhere in the city, but the criteria is very good food but not too "out there". Think American/french/italian but not too pedestrian. Gary Danko? Perbacco? Nopa? I love Absinthe ( but have only eaten at the bar), Bix (but have been many times) Zuni etc. Any great newer places you might recommend ?
Quince. It is more hushed than say the clanging atmosphere at most SF restaurants -but of the high-dining restaurants I'd say it's the most relaxed in terms of noise level and attitude of servers (in a good way!). It has a formal enough atmosphere that you can dress up in suits and cocktail dresses, but you could also wear jeans and a fancy blazer and be OK.