My husband and I, his parents and my parents live scattered around the state, and in lieu of holiday presents this year decided to gather in SF in late January and do one nice high-end meal. We wanted to do Gary Danko, but they are booked up that Saturday night (so much for the recession.) The food sounds great at both Masa and Fleur de Lys, so I guess we need help as to which would be the right spot. I'm the foodiest of the group and the parents will be most interested in the right feel of the place. Not too loud, with service that manages the balance between coddling but not intrusive. (For those who've been to Providence in LA, we did that restaurant as a group a few years ago, and it was perfect....Spago, not so much-- quite loud and really intrusive service)
Thank you for your input.