Hi, I need help in choosing a first date restaurant in SF. Both of us are in our mid-twenties. My date is a recent transplant from LA and he has had time to do the touristy things in SF. I'm looking for a restaurant that is easy for conversation but not too quiet, a little cozy but not too romantic. Since it's a first date, I want something that is mid-priced with entrees topping out at ~$20.
I like Range but it's a bit loud and all booked. How about Perbacco? How's the atmosphere there? Or maybe Rue St. Jacques? Any thoughts would be much appreciated.
Suggestions for after dinner venues are also welcome. I thought maybe we could go CAV if he likes wine. Or maybe Cafe Roma or Greco at North Beach? Anyone been to Harry's Bar or Lion's Pub on a Sat or Fri night? Are they too much of scene? I've only been on Sunday nights and during happy hour.