What else did you think we were going to suggest? In light of last night's eight-years-in-the-making climactic Outstanding Restaurant win at the James Beard Awards, why not check out Boulevard before swarms of newbie foodies descend on the place this weekend. While Nancy Oakes' noted American-French restaurant is booked in the early evening today, they have open spots from 9:15 p.m. and on, according to the friendly reservationist. If securing a table is simply too much work for you, they do have a bar where one can order from the regular menu. (Also a great spot for those of us who prefer an iPhone as a dining companion.)
Several noteworthy dishes on tonight's dinner menu? Marin Sun Farms grass-fed beef carpaccio with lobster salad, California lamb prime t-bone (over roasted), and angus filet mignon, just to name a few. Anyway, you should totally check it out as soon as you can. If you can't swing Boulevard, you can always check out Oakes' other nearby restaurant, Prospect.
Oh, and dress nicely, please. No one likes to look at an overdressed slob.
Boulevard: 1 Mission (at Steuart), S.F., 415-543-6084