I'm going to be staying in Redwood City for 2 nights but will have access to transportation and would be willing to travel up to 45 minutes for quality food. I'll be dining alone so anyplace with a bar is fine, but have no problem dining alone at a fine dining establishment. No budgetary limitations and my only veto would be a steakhouse as we have those in abundance here in NY. I have an adventurous palate and am open to trying any ethnic foods, but would really love to sample places that are unique to the bay area whether because of cooking style or ingredients.
Any suggestions would be appreciated and I will certainly report back on my experiences. Thanks in advance.