Some friends of mine live in SF and I'd like to buy them a lunch or dinner at a really great restaurant as a present. They both work in food service (in high-end/fine dining establishments), and one of them is preparing for the sommelier test. What I'm really hoping is that someone can recommend to me a great new place, or a new creative chef, that I can send them to.
It has to be in SF (not East Bay or suburbs), it would be great if they had a really good wine/sake list, and I'd like to cap it at $250 (including at least one bottle of wine).
Thanks in advance for your recommendations.