I have to say I've been over and over the San Francisco board for days now, and I gotta start out by giving you guys serious props. I admire how thorough and passionate the discussions are on this board. I can't wait to try some of this great chow.
Now, the details: my wife and I are in-town, staying at the Westin St. Francis, this coming monday, May 26th. It's short notice, I know, so reservations might be tough. For all I've looked over your board, I just can't make up my mind.
We'll have a car, but prefer to use public transportation. We have reservations at Bourbon and Branch at 9 pm. Should we be looking for something in that part of town?
Price-wise, we'd prefer something moderate-expensive.
Our criteria: style of cuisine doesn't matter much that much. We love 'American' bistros, latin restaurants, red sauce Italian joints, places that specialize in local fare.
Most of all we prefer places low on pretense, with great drinks/wine/beer. Low key places where the staff and other diners interact easily. Nothing too stuffy.
To give you a better idea of what might work, here are some of the places I've looked at that have looked intriguing: Firefly, Delfina, Salt House, Bacco, Canteen, First Crush--but never having been to any of these places, I can't judge.
What do you think? Can you direct me to a great meal?
Thanks, in advance everybody.