HOME > Chowhound > San Francisco Bay Area >
What are you cooking today?
TELL US

Social work dinner - need *round* table for 8/downtown SF/$$$$

n
nicegalfriday Aug 22, 2006 01:08 PM

Good morning, foodies. I'm a NY hound & will be in SF for a work bruhaha in early September and need to host a dinner for 8. It's important that the restaurant have great food, excellent drinks and *a round table*. I'll be staying at the Clift. Thanks for your help!

  1. d
    djh Aug 22, 2006 04:27 PM

    Aqua -- one of the best restaurants in the City for fresh fish, good atmosphere for social business, and they have at least one round table that will hold 8. Very nice wine list, and full bar, but not sure how "excellent" their drinks are.

    http://www.aqua-sf.com/

    Bix Supper Club might be another option to consider, with a full bar and more emphasis on the cocktails. Food is consistently good, with mostly locally sourced ingredients. Done up in 1920s art deco style with a jazz pianist later in the evening, which makes for a more fun "social" atmosphere than at Aqua.

    http://www.bixrestaurant.com/flash/index.html

    Boulevard is another good choice. Nice room, very good food, and good cocktails. I'd put it between the other two ... imho food is better at aqua, cocktail atmosphere is better at Bix, and Boulevard is a happy medium between the two.

    http://www.boulevardrestaurant.com/

    1. rworange Aug 22, 2006 04:57 PM

      Piperade

      1. n
        nicegalfriday Aug 22, 2006 08:48 PM

        Thanks for your suggestions. Boulevard is booked for a corporate party the night we need. I'll look into the others. Keep the suggestions coming!

        1. n
          nicegalfriday Aug 22, 2006 09:07 PM

          Any thoughts on The Cosmopolitan/121 Spear St.? A colleague mentioned it.

          1. a
            ace Aug 23, 2006 06:48 PM

            Cosmopolitan has ok food, and is sort of overpriced. Nothing special at all.

            1. b
              Bigfiddle Aug 24, 2006 04:48 AM

              You might consider the Grand Cafe across the street from the Clift or Fleur de Lys a few more blocks out on Sutter.

              1. n
                nicegalfriday Sep 20, 2006 03:05 PM

                BTW, we went to Bix and it was lovely. The atmosphere was perfect, the drinks great and the food good.

                thanks again for all your help.

                Show Hidden Posts