For Jennifer's BD, we booked a dinner at a new Michelin 3 star restaurant in SF, Atelier Crenn. We had to wait a bit until they had a free table for us, but it was worth it. It was a very fancy menu with an even fancier wine pairing (which actuall cost more than the tasting menu itself), and included many wines Jennifer had never tried before.
Our last 3 star restaurant in SF was Saison and it was over $150 more expensive per person before wines, and honestly was not worth the price. Atelier Crenn is still quite expensive ($335 per person), but in comparison, was a better deal ;) (yes, I understand this is quite relative :) ).