I am coming up to the Bay Area (Alameda really) on Friday/Saturday and a friend and I are going to head into the city for dinner on Friday (we have a car). Right now I have a reservation at Range, but my friend was thinking something more along the lines of Boulevard. Hawthorne Lane would have been good, but it is sadly no more. Neither of us have been up in a while.
I want a smaller place, Boulevard is just too big. There are not too many of the small places down here in So. Cal., and I like that vibe. My friend will be happy with good food and a cocktail, though I know that Range is only beer and wine. We don't want to spend more than about $50-75pp and he is not a fan of sushi.
So... stick with Range and have a cocktail somewhere else, or try another spot?