We're going to brave the walk-in situation at either A16 or Piperade because my friends are insistent, but I want to have a handy backup because I'm fairly certain our endeavors will fail. At the top of my list are:
We will be a group of six, not wanting to spend more than $50 per person total (entrees would ideally be in the $15-25 range, allowing people to choose to spend more or less), willing to do entrees or shared small plates, interested in getting either a good bottle of wine or each trying a glass of something new. Most importantly, however, food must be wonderful, preferably non-Asian.
Restaurants we've enjoyed:
-Jeanty @ Jack's
What am I missing? Parking is a big plus, as my non-SF friends always give me grief about visiting me and having no parking.