I'm taking the boyfriend up to SF for his birthday and I want to take him somewhere cool for dinner the first night in the North Beach/Chinatown area. (I love that part of the city and we're going to hit the Tonga Room, his favorite, after.)
So I want something special and romantic-ish but not white table clothes and roses. More like a hidden gem, something with personality, instead of just expensive and fancy.
I haven't lived in SF for years so I'm not up on what is still open.