I'll be coming in from boston tomorrow night and staying through the weekend in the Union Square area. I'm looking for good restaurants that express the best of what the Bay Area has to offer. It doesn't need to be fancy (and please, nothing pretentious) but I'll go up to the $20ish/main course range if it's worth it.
I'm mostly looking for seasonal food cooked with love and care, not necessarily with great complexity. Any style would be fine, really -- California, Italian/French/Mediterranean, Asian, Latin American, Mexican, etc...
Proximity to Union Square/Downtown would be nice but I'd be happy to make a trip across town.
Thanks in advance, hounds!