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Special occasion SF restaurant for foodies and non-foodies?

liz31 | Dec 8, 2011 04:51 PM

I'm planning a dinner to celebrate a very special event and need to pick a San Francisco restaurant that will appeal to foodies and (older) non-foodies alike. I love Ad Hoc and think it would be perfect but unfortunately it's too far. Here are my criteria:

1. Great food that won't strike non-foodies as too strange or pretentious - no foams please. I think this group would enjoy homey American food.
2. Servings that won't be perceived as too small/overpriced.
3. Relatively quiet and not too packed in.

Some of the restaurants I'm considering are Spruce, Range, Wayfare Tavern, Nopa, Firefly, and Prospect. I was considering Frances but tried it recently and didn't like it. I would welcome any opinions or suggestions - thanks!

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