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Ideas: Atmosphere trumps food?

bkadams | Feb 1, 201101:17 PM     12

A very good friend of mine is in town from NYC next week. We have not seen each other for several years - since he got sober, married, had kids etc.. we have a lot to talk about. I have spent a considerable amount of time looking at old posts, but nothing seems right. Would love any suggestions the board might have for a SF gem where we can actually have a conversation and not feel rushed.

Atmosphere: good vibe, quiet- but not empty, gemutlich - but not too casual
Price: $45ish each (neither of us drinks)
Locale: Not important -have car. (just not marina)
Takes Reservations: Yes (a must)
Type: Cal, Italian, whatever - good ingredients but not too fussy. Some of my favs: Pizzeria Delfina, Nopalito, A16, Chez Papa, Ryoko, Piccino, bar Jules

Any ideas?

Thanks in advance for your suggestions. I am a bit anxious about the reunion.

2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

Chez Papa
1401 18th St., San Francisco, CA 94107

Piccino Restaurant & Coffee Bar
1001 Minnesota St, San Francisco, CA 94107

Ryoko Restaurant & Bar
619 Taylor St, San Francisco, CA 94102

Pizzeria Delfina
2406 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

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