My husband and I are going to an event at Market and 2nd in San Francisco Saturday night. Is that downtown? I don't go to SF too often and don't know the names of the neighborhoods. The event will include champagne and cake. We would like to park once then have dinner and walk to the event.
By coincidence, it's my husband's birthday, so we'd like something a bit more special than we might usually have, but it doesn't have to be a fancy place. Alcohol and dessert not required, since we (okay, he) will have it later. The event is not kid-friendly, so it's just going to be the two of us.
I'd love some suggestions. He says to choose a place and all he asks for is some good solid protein (so not a pasta place). He eats some meat (not pork) and I eat none. We both love seafood but vegan is fine too. I have a dairy allergy so need a cuisine that doesn't use dairy or a place that is good about allergies.
I was thinking a good Chinese restaurant that specializes in seafood would be wonderful, but I'm open to other suggestions. $30 per person before tip and tax (not counting drinks or dessert) is about right, though I'll consider something a bit more expensive.
Thanks for your suggestions!