A group of us are coming down to San Francisco from Vancouver, BC in a few weeks. We are celebrating a 40th b-day and are looking for your dining suggestions..The b-day boy works in the restaurant industry, so ambience and service (in addition to great food & wine of course) are very important. We haven't been to SF in about 10 years. We are staying in Union Square. What would all you SF foodies suggest as must dine at restaurants while we are there (4 days). Don't mind spending money for a great dining experience, but would also be interested in local favourites that won't break the bank!! Also, any suggestions for drinks (lounges, martini bars, etc.) would also be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance for your tips.
Parm from Vancouver