I stayed there (free hotel) and despite all warnings had two dinners in the area. I was very pleasantly surprised by boudin bakery cafe (upstairs) and Scoma's. Both had good, fresh, well prepared seafood. Better than the Slanted Door
Gary Danko's was good but, sheesh! Good dinner but the ratio of enjoyment to price was.... Maybe I just need to be rich
I also had a great lunch at Brandy Ho's in Chinatown and a not-so-great but-not-bad dinner at Fog City Diner. And la taqueria in the Mission was good and a blessing for the wallet after Gary Danko's.
Many thanks to Chowhound for the tips