I'm taking my roommate out to lunch tomorrow for her birthday. After working at 50 California Street for seven years you'd think I'd know all the lunch places, but I could probably count on two hands the number of table-service lunches I've had (or maybe not, if I count dim sum).
So I'm looking for some place with good food but also a lively, special occasion atmosphere (we're still trying desperately to pretend we're not over 40 and living in the 'burbs). Price not an object.
I was thinking of Chaya, but the reports I found on the board were not very enthusiastic. How about the Waterfront Cafe?