A friend from out-of-town is attending a conference near SFO, and I'm taking her out to dinner Wednesday night. Unfortunately, she won't be free until 8/8:30, and it seems like a lot of places in that area close early. I've looked through old posts on these boards, but most of the late-night restaurants that are recommended seem to be the hole-in-the-wall type, which isn't really my friend's thing, or chain places, which aren't really my thing. I was hoping that we could go up to San Francisco, but she doesn't have a lot of time, so I'm looking for something within a 15-20 minute drive. The ideal place wouldn't kick us out until 10 or 11, would have a nice, relaxing atmosphere, and would have good food for $10-$30 an entree. I know that's a lot to ask, but can anyone help me out with a suggestion?