I am looking for recommendations for restaurants in SF that do not take reservations and are on par in terms of food (not necessarily price or formality) with places I've frequented with reservations in hand, e.g. Bar Jules, Range, Flour + Water, Canteen, Cotogna, etc. I have a chance to show up on the early side someplace next week but don't know exactly when so cannot comfortably reserve. I thought I would try to take advantage of circumstances by trying a place where everyone has to wait in line. Needs to be accessible from Civic Center area by public transport or foot. Mission Chinese (polarizing, I know) springs to mind. I have been to Pizzeria Delfina so that's out. Will be a party of two so the bar is definitely an option. Thoughts?