The Hyde Street Bistro (1521 Hyde St., 415/292-4415, Wed.–Mon. 5:30–10:30 p.m., $20) definitely belongs in San Francisco , what with the cable car clanging by outside the front door and the fog blowing past overhead. But in romance and cuisine, it’s all Parisian splendor.
A prix-fixe menu offers economy, while the à la carte menu provides a variety of traditional French bistro fare, including snails, foie gras, and coq au vin. Perhaps best of all, the prices at the Hyde Street Bistro are affordable by the masses. This is a perfect place to bring a date for romantic night out, or to celebrate an anniversary.