I'm a NY hound and will be in San Francisco next week. I am taking a client out on Thursday night. This is actually a great thing as it's a cool chow-houndish client and price is not a factor. No complaint here! So looking for a high end and formalish place but with amazing food. I go to SF occasionally and always enjoy the food there, but typically don't go quite as high end (last trip was Flour and Water and Townhall both of which were quite good but I need to go slight more upscale). Although it's closed Aqua had the kind of amibiance I'm looking for.