I am planning a four day trip to SF in celebration of my father's 70th birthday, and was hoping you guys could give me some advice on the following:
- We are staying at the Hyatt in (on? at?) Embarcadero, so we thought it would be fun to take the ferry to Sausalito. We were hoping to eat somewhere with a water view, but it needs to be less than a 10 minute walk from the ferry. Alternatively, we could take a taxi if they're available. I've never been to Sausalito so I really don't know what to expect. I've read that Sushi Ran is good. How accessible is it?
- I am making reservations for dinner at Cafe Zuni and Chez Panisse Cafe, and would prefer to eat more casually the other two nights. I understand you have great Vietnamese in San Francisco, and my dad loves Vietnamese. We would need a restaurant with decent service (so my dad can torture the waiter by asking for no cilantro, chiles, etc), but nothing too hip or loud. Maybe this kind of place doesn't exist, but if it does, I'm sure one of you will know.
Any additional input would be appreciated. Thanks in advance.