Looking for a classic SF dining experience on Friday night somewhere reasonably close to the Palace Hotel on Montgomery. It will need to be sometime after 9:30 or so.
We are not wedded to any one idea - someplace with good cioppino would be good. Otherwise we were thinking a fairly high end Chinese place (something like the defunct China Moon - actually I never went, but I love the Tropp cookbooks). Price is not really a consideration, but nothing too overly dressy as we will not have formal clothes.
Was considering Sotto Mare, but they seem to close reasonably early - even on Friday. Also considering Scoma's.
Most important considerations are very good food, excellent service, quiet atmosphere if possible (just really hate screaming at my dining companion).
We are willing to walk a fair distance or cab it, but will not have a car, so would prefer to stay reasonably central. Are also open to non-high end dining if people have any really great suggstions.
Sorry, know this might be a little too vague -done a lot of research on this, but nothing is really speaking to me as yet - hence the post.
Thanks for any ideas
552 Green St, San Francisco, CA 94133
2 New Montgomery Street, San Francisco, CA