Californian in North Beach & Chinatown

If you're on a start-up budget with social-media-mogul tastes, you're in luck here: $35 brings three courses of tasty, rustic comfort food. You get two options per course – typically soup or salad, meat or seafood, fruity or chocolatey dessert – so you and your date can taste the entire menu. Get the bonus handmade-pasta course ($10). Seating is tight, but the mood's friendly.