I will be traveling to San Francisco with a group of 8, mixture of male and female, all of us in our early to mid-30’s, staying in the Union Square area. We are planning to have a Friday night dinner with the entire group and I’m having a tough time finding exactly what I’m looking for. After so much research that my head is spinning, I’m breaking down and just asking the question.
We don’t want white tablecloth, we don’t want Italian or French. Prefer something that has a fun atmosphere (not stuffy and pretentious) and a great drink menu, but also not sacrificing food quality. The food must be really good, and have a variety of menu options. I’m sure in a city like SF, that shouldn’t be a problem. Price range could be from $15 to $35 per entrée. The location doesn't matter so much, as long as we can get there by cab or public transportation.
One restaurant that I’ve seen suggested that seems to fit the bill is Coco500, but it has received mixed reviews. If you’ve been to Chicago before, I’m envisioning the atmosphere of something like Japonais, Carnivale, or Sushi Samba. I’ve never been to SF, so I don’t know all the spots, and even as much as I’ve tried to research I’m sure there are plenty that I just haven’t found yet.