I am going to be in town on 2/6 for business. Want to take two of my closest friends (a married couple) out to dinner.
About two weeks ago, we made a reservation at Quince, which seemed like the perfect place; it's close to where they live (Japantown area), and seems exactly the type of place I love in New York: smallish, warm, delicious, special but not over the top.
Well, Quince just called and said that construction will be delayed a few weeks, and they cancelled our reservation.
Now what to do? I need suggestions. I'm staying in the Union Square area and will travel anywhere, but I would like to stay close to their home.
The only great restaurant experience I've had in San Francisco (aside from Chinatown) is Boulevard. Would love to find someplace new. Cost is not an issue, though I would really prefer nice casual instead of business-y formal.
Thanks for your help.