I know all you local Chow Hounders are saying "yeah yeah this isn't the millionth time we've had this post" but I will simplify it down, and many many thanks in advance.
In SF I am looking for a place not too formal with amazing food (obviously) where I will be surrounded by fellow locals like yourself, a place where you would be on a Friday night if you had the choice. I don't mind spending the money for great food but I love a lively ambience as opposed to quiet and formal.
In Napa (and i open it up to the surrounding areas) It will be my wedding anniversary and I would love a place that is elegant with beautiful natural surroundings and mind blowing food(and by the way TFL is booked solid). I don't believe the food has to be complexed to be amazing but not opposed if it all combines together for an amazing night out. I was thinking of Bottega or La Toque but I was interested in locals infinite knowledge.
Also a casual dinner amongst locals in Napa for an off night.
I appreciate your thoughts on the matter.
6525 Washington Street Suite A9, Yountville, CA 94599
La Toque Restaurant
1314 McKinstry Street, Napa, CA 94559