I'd love some recommendations for a 50th Birthday dinner for my husband (party of 8 people for dinner). Italian or more casual French bistro would be ideal with great food and ambiance. We love food and are from Seattle, so we aren't fully familiar with SF restaurants. We've tried Zuni Cafe (good, but imo overated), Slanted Door (like it, but my mother in law hates cilantro and probably we are safer with Italian/French). I think Gary Danko, Coi, Quince, LaFolie may be a bit stuffy for our group (includes food loving teenagers that have loved Alinea and two seniors in their 80s). We're staying at the Omni Hotel and can take a cab within SF (others are coming from Hillsborough/San Carlos). I had thought Kokkari was a good option (I've been there and thought it was good and safe choice), but we are having a business dinner there the day before. Does anyone else had comments/suggestions about A16, Delfina, Incanto or any other restaurant that could fit the bill?