Just moved to SF. Been visiting the bay for a long time and have some favorite restaurants, but can't think of a good place for a large party. Meeting up with a group of friends(about ten) to celebrate my move here, we'll be eating on a Wednesday night. Looking for a comfortable space/good room(something that won't feel too crowded), and a versatile wine list with a good selection and some moderately priced bottles. As far as cuisine I don't necessarily have a preference. I want to stay away from "ethnic"(Asian/Latin American) food. New American is the buzz word I find myself attracted to, but I eat everything.
I am moving here from Chicago, some of my favorites there include Avec, Lula Cafe, Takashi, Merkat a la Plancha...Only one of these could be considered New American, so I am really open to anything.