Because every man needs a plan, we present Where to Take Her: a decision tree series that answers a gentleman's most pressing lifestyle questions and recurs whenever we damn well feel like it. Up first: the first date. Godspeed.
Anchor Oyster Bar: The Castro, an institution, heartfelt not fancy.
AQ: SoMa, romantic, always new, baby.
Gracias Madre: Mission, vegan, ain't snooty.
Fat Angel: Pac Heights, cozy, beer lovers'll love it.
Burritt Room: Union Square, intimate, cocktails are for lovers.
Gitane: FiDi, sexy, house-made tofu and cocktails.
Two Sisters: Hayes Valley, Eastern Euro vibe, Edison bulbs and books abound.
Gary Danko: The Wharf, white tablecloths, big guns stunner.
Mission Bowling Club: The Mission, bowling and bar, brunch is swell, too.
Forbes Island: Pier 39, arrive by boat, on "Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous," floats.
Herbivore: Mission, casual, nothing fancy, nothing meat, either.
Green Chile Kitchen: NoPa, chaotic, spicy, fun.
The Chapel: Mission, music venue with bites, plus she's been meaning to come here.
Audio Discotech: SoMa, classic dance club, classic cocktails.
Mount Tamalpais: Mill Valley, light hiking, serious views.
Crissy Field: Marina-ish, you don't get out here enough, neither does she. Stroll, baby.