I'm a DC hound who will be in San Francisco for 5 nights in early May and was hoping to get your help for some recommendations for dinner. We like restaurants relying on fresh ingredients prepared in unique ways. One night we'll do a splurge restaurant - what is the best restaurant in the area keeping it to around $100 per person. (If anyone here is from DC, something Obelisk-style would be great). Other nights we'd like to keep it to $50 per person and under. We like all kinds of cuisine, especially innovative. An American, French, and Italian restaurant would be great. Also, places to get the best ethnic cuisine in the area - we're open to all kinds.
I've searched the boards already and Gary Danko, Aqua, Aziza, fleur de lys, and Coi all looked good. Any recommendations on which ones to choose?
Also, the menu at Redd looked very good and the fact that it was on a vineyard sounded good because we were planning to visit one anyway. Any thoughts?
Lastly, are there are any good sandwich shops making their own bread to grab a quick lunch or bread&cheese during the day?
Thanks so much for the help!