My fiancé and I (live in NYC) will me meeting two friends - one from Hong Kong and one from Sydney (who has never been to the states before) - in SF for a night. Wanted to do a dinner like State Bird... amazing food, fun casual atmosphere. Unfortunately, no ressies left for State Bird :(
I know we can walk in, go early, etc but we have a bunch of errands to run and the two out-of-towners will be sightseeing.
What are the best alternatives for a similar restaurant. I keep running into either great food or casual atmosphere - can't seem to figure out something like State Bird. Please no Asian food... unless it's super super fusion. Genre of choice is "Californian".
Thanks so much!