Hey Braingirl - sorry to go off topic but my husband is heading to San Fran next week for a big work deal. He wants to take his team of 3 to a good dinner while there. Although I was born and raised in the Bay Area I haven't lived there for (ahem) 20-some years and the restaurant biz has changed just a smidge since then! Do you have any recommendations? He is looking to spend about $100/person.
Also, there is a chance of a day trip to Napa. If they have their choice of 1 winery to visit which do you think they should hit?
First, the easy question, a day trip to Napa is completely do-able. In fact, the conceirge at his hotel should even be able to hire a car and driver. I don't have a particular recommendation for any particular place to hit for a first time visit. There are so many and they're all so close. I'd say plan your day around lunch -- Mustards or Rutherford Grill in Napa. Plan to hit Mumm for the end of day deck, view, and champagne. I know my readers will have opinions -- Anyone?
For restaurants, wow, depends on the neighborhood, the type of food, the chef, reservations, etc. I think we need more information. Aqua, Michael Mina, Zuni, Lulu, Boulevard. And so many more small, local options that are just as good but not known "names". I call upon my readers for assistance!