My husband and I will be in San Francisco the first week in August with my 60-something year old in-laws to celebrate their 40th anniversary. We're looking for suggestions for somewhere to go for dinner for the occasion. We'd like it to have atmosphere, delicious seasonal food, and maybe a unique experience of some kind. Would love somewhere that serves "California Cuisine" but that's not a mandatory requirement. Oh and it doesn't have to be somewhere overly formal (I don't think the men want to pack a dress jacket for the trip from the east coast).
So, given these guidelines, what are some of the top restaurants to celebrate such an occasion? Assume entrees in the $30-45-ish range, or a prix fixe around/under $100 (before alochol).
Some friends have suggested the following: Spruce, Chez Panisse, Masas, La Folie, Fifth Floor Restaurant, Farallon, and Jardiniere. Do you Chowhounders think any of these places would fit the bill? Do you have any other suggestions?
Oh and we're staying at the Westin St. Francis, but will have a rental car.
Thanks in advance for your suggestions.
450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102
2316 Polk St., San Francisco, CA 94109
1517 Shattuck Avenue, Berkeley, CA 94709
648 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108
Fifth Floor Restaurant
12 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA 94103