Looking for great comfort food at reasonable prices? Chow Restaurant is a small Bay Area chain that serves good, organic food. With two locations in San Francisco, and two in the East Bay, my personal favorite to chow down is in Lafayette's La Fiesta Square. Breakfast, lunch and dinner daily.
I come to this place JUST to sit outside and have a piece of their chocolate cream pie. The outdoor seating has a great vibe (and heat lamps!) If you want a quiet, relaxing Friday night to yourself, grab a bite to eat at Chows, and treat yourself to a piece of pie while sitting outside people watching.
Oh, and did I mention that they only use local/sustainable ingredients?!