Hey houndies! Help me score a fab restaurant for our annual holiday lunch downtown or SOMA -- or maybe beyond. We're near 2nd and mission and would like to stroll, but will take a cab if necessary. We've already done Hawthorne Lane, XYZ, LuLu (all good to great). The eight of us like:
~ Delicious, interesting food
~ A few non-meat-eaters so should have decent selection of fish and vegetable stuff (the restaurants above were just fine in that regard)
~ A festive, holiday atmosphere (y'know, not just a lunch-as-usual spot...we want it to be Special)
~ Price is no object (it's our one chance to stick the boss with the tab)
~ Upscale - but with a fun/funky edge is good too.
~ Maybe on the water?