A good friend from the East Coast will be visiting next week. We want to come into SF for a good lunch or dinner, possibly with French or California overtones, not ethnic this time. I have the list of Dine About Town restaurants but am having a hard time deciding which would be the best for us. Quality of the food is the most important factor, ambience is less important.
If any Chowhound SF regulars have any ideas, I'd appreciate it if you'd post.