I will be traveling throughout San Francisco, Napa and Sonoma with 2 companions in July. We attempted to get a reservation at FL with no success (we only had one opportunity to get a reso on the last night they were open before their annual summer closure). I've done quite a bit of research and was looking into suggestions for a high end meal we could enjoy in lieu of FL. I've heard good things about Terra, Meadowood, Cyrus and Dry Creek Kitchen. What's important to us is a well thought out wine list with unusual selections, and non pretentious service. We all tend to favour French style cuisine and also appreciate nuanced balanced flavours. Any suggestions outside of the above mentioned appreciated as well!
We are also hitting up Bouchon, Zazu, Chez Panisse, Cindy's Backstreet Kitchen, Gary Danko, La Folie, and Delfina.
I would love to go to Ubuntu but I'm finding it difficult to convince my companions to spend money in a vegetarian restaurant!
Thanks so much.