"PlumpJack Cafe, owned by the same folks who own the Balboa Cafe, is another San Francisco institution. It's small, with really nice, attentive service. It's a pretty calm, soothing atmosphere. I particularly love the salads. They mix them up with different kinds of nuts and dried fruit, and you could make a very good meal out of a salad and a light entree. PlumpJack has a terrific wine list. The owners also own a wine store, so if you're in the mood for a certain kind of Burgundy, but you want to be adventuresome and maybe try something that you've not had before, you can have a conversation with them about it. And they'll walk down to the corner to their wine shop and get it for you, charging the same price in the restaurant that they do at the shop. I made it kind of a policy while in San Francisco never to spend more than $30 on a bottle of wine in a restaurant, and we always had the most delicious stuff."