Thanks to those who posted previously to first time SF visitors from Ottawa and Toronto, Canada. I have reservations, thanks to you, for Zuni next Thursday night and Chez Panisse on Friday night.
Would like to reserve for Saturday night and have a few options to consider for Wednesday where reservations aren't necessary.
The suggestions I'm following the recommendations for are:
With the reservations I have, would you care to rank those above or offer other suggestions -- wide open to bistro/brasserie, ethnic regional/ethnic cultural (Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Indian, Californian other) or just great reasonable eats for enjoyable, casual dining and get a flavour from the food and off the city.
Lunch suggestions would be appreciated too. Residing near Union Square but plan on getting around a fair bit. Rented a car for Saturday and Sunday.