I didn't know quite how to search the board for this, so I apologize for having to ask what has likely been answered many times before:
I am looking for a mid-priced (or a bit higher) restaurant near the major hotels in downtown SF (Montgomery St) to have dinner with a friend whom I haven't seen in a long time. I've been in the East Bay for so long now that I've lost touch with the downtown SF scene. One caveat: my friend has serious shellfish allergies. Other than that, we're open to all suggestions.
Many thanks in advance.