My parents are coming to town to take me, hubby and 13 yo DD to dinner for a big birthday I'm having. Trying to figure out where to go. I'd like great food, obviously, but not stuffy or overly stylized food. I don't mind dressing up (jacket and tie for the men would be fine), but I don't want a place that has a formal feel, if that makes sense. DD is quite sophisticated, so I don't worry about her. Anyway, I'm looking at Spruce or Quince or maybe Gary Danko. Must have an a la carte option since my mother doesn't like prix fixe. Would also consider Berkeley or Oakland. Don't want molecular gastronomy. Thoughts on these or other places? Thanks!
800 N Point St, San Francisco, CA 94109