In the usual pattern, I've been asked to find a restaurant for 4 for Saturday (early or prime time).
As usual also, all the "hot spots" we tend to discuss here are full. Yes, I called them, not just OT search. Many have late-side tables (9:30 at Cotogna, for example).
Where do you go in these circumstances?
My answer, more and more, is Zare at Flytrap, where I now have a 6:30 reservation (which I can change), but ... I would love to hear the "secret neighborhood spots" other people choose.
[ In this particular case: + on good booze, - on fish, + on western-side of SF, price no issue ]