Insecure men rationalize decisions, while the bold do whatever they want -- hence JP Morgan, or that guy who blinkerlessly crosses three lanes of traffic. For a fearless vision of "restaurant", try Conduit
Conduit was designed by the modernist architect behind the Embarcadero Promenade, who took one look at the space and, in tortured genius/gleeful madman fashion, decided it should be lined with hundreds of metal wiring conduits.
Power-plant theme aside, the American/Italian/French grub (Squab Breast w/ hedgehog mushroom, Lamb w/ shoulder stew and anise) gets its shine from a former Boulevard chef, who presumably decided it was time to rock down to Electric Avenue
In addition to a full bar and a 125-bottle wine list, there's also a 14-person private wine room, reducing the number of people terrified by your profligacy to a mere 13.
At night, Conduit's stainless-steel/copper grid will be lit up by LEDs, creating a brilliant, unnatural glow reminiscent of Christmas in Chernobyl, or whatever the hell you decide it is.