My new wife and I are going on a four-day trip to the East Bay area to see Dave Matthews Band play at the Greek @ UC Berkeley. Both of us are alumni of UC Berkeley, but we havent been back in quite some time. Since then, we're certain that the dining scene has changed...and our willingness to pay for good food has gone up too. :-)
In any case, I'm looking to take her to a nice dinner on Thursday night (tomorrow). Any recommendations? We like high-quality, fresh food. We've been to Chez Panisse (downstairs) and it was good....not great. French Laundry ruined us for all future restaurants, I think.
Distance is not a constraint, so long as we're in the East Bay. We're staying in Walnut Creek, so anything from Oakland to Richmond to Walnut Creek is okay with us.
Thank you in advance!