My husband and I are visiting SF for a week in October. We are on something of a budget but would like to splurge once and try a fabulous, landmark restaurant. For us a splurge is a main course of around $30-35. A good, varied wine list is also important to us.
We both love Italian, Spanish/Basque, Thai. There is nothing we really don't like, although my husband is not crazy over raditional French cooking. Some places I have heard of and would like opinions on - Zuni, Slanted Door, Absinthe, Gary Dankos. Are any of these worthwhile?
Also, we are staying in North Beach. Any place there we should definitely try?
I am a new Chowhound, so I am sorry if I am totally going over old ground but I would really appreciate any advice! Thanks!