Hi all. Longtime lurker, first-time poster here. I'd love your advice for the following. I'd like to get my friend (young, hip sommelier) a restaurant gift certificate as a thank-you gift. I'm looking for a restaurant in SF that has either a trendy or sophisticated vibe. In an ideal world it will also have a great wine menu, will have opened in the last year or so, and will get a girl through dinner on $50 give or take. Bonus points if the restaurant is in Castro, Cole Valley or surrounding 'hoods.
Thanks in advance for your advice... I confess to not having paid much attention to SF's restaurant scene for the past year (I tend to be all about the East Bay) and my own ideas are probably pretty stale.