My husband and I are total Chowhounds who have been living in the Bay Area for 5 years. He turned 30 a few weeks ago, but we were out of town during his actual b-day, so we are just now catching up on celebrating with friends and family.
We are going out on Saturday night with a friend, and he wants to try someplace new, so I am looking for a recommendation. I think we want to avoid the very high end as I think this is b-day dinner #10 or so (I'm not kidding -- I said we were Chowhounds).
Some of the following places we are considering include:
Marenda (but I have heard the term overpriced used too much with this place)
Chez Spencer (similarly overpriced?)
1550 Hyde (brand new, but getting excellent reviews)
I also wouldn't mind trying an old favorite -
I would really love ANY suggestions!!! I need help!