Heading to San Francisco for work and would rather sample the city's delights than eat conference food. I will be staying at the Marriott on 4th street and would like to eat at places within a 5-10 minute cab ride of the hotel (never been to SF and don't want to get lost!). I am a young female and want to avoid anything that may include a pick-up scene...just me, good food, and a book.
I will want to do one "nice" dinner (meaning entrees in the $25 - $35 range) and two other meals. I like all types of food and want to stay away from anything touristy. If you recommend a place and have a particular dish you enjoy, please share.
Any local products I should bring home to the my chowhound husband who won't be making the trip?