Having been away from the Bay Area for some years now (and happily ensconced in the Pacific Northwest), I find myself out of touch with the best and brightest restaurants. Oh, I know the top names. But what I'm looking for is an "insider's" pick of the one or two restaurants to choose for a very special occasion: 25 years of wedded bliss.
Other restaurants we have liked over the years include Cafe Boulud, Babbo, and Convivio (NYC), Guy Savoy (Paris), and Rover's (Seattle). We're looking for great food, but a comfortable atmosphere with relaxed service is actually even more important. Ideally, both would be sublime. On waiting list for TFL (I've been, wife hasn't), and if we get in we'll move the party to Yountville. But for now, I'm assuming SF.
So...where to go when you want to experience the best, most memorable dinner SF has to offer?