Okay SF / Bay Area peeps, I need help with a very specific San Francisco lunch spot recommendation: A friend of mine wants to take her ex-BF out to lunch. She's considering rekindling the old flame, but doesn't want to make too big of a statement in case it doesn't pan out. She's asking for a place that is upscale, but not so obviously romantic. A place that has good energy, but not so loud (or service that is so obtrusive) that they can't flirt or have an intimate conversation. A place that is kind of special / unique, but doesn't make the lunch feel like a special occasion. All cuisines are on the table, but personally, I would stay away from strongly spiced or "stinky" foods... just in case, ya know?
Initially, I had a bunch of ideas, but then I realized that most of them were dinner-only. Any ideas??