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Lunch/brunch in SF for 6-8 people. Nice ambiance? Thinking Butterfly? or Yank Sing? Saturday.

myst Oct 23, 2006 10:52 PM

Looking to keep budgeted around $40 per person or so. Anyone been to the Cliff House breakfast buffet?

We are celebrating 30th B-day of my BF all week-end long with out of town guests, so looking to keep this meal reasonable, but touristy enough to please the out-of-towners.

Does not have to be fancy food (even bbq ok), as long as good with nice environs that are not too hotel-like.

We wanted to go to Guyamas in Tiburon, so that kind of place (people wanted to stay in SF). Hmmmmmmm

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    Maya RE: myst Oct 23, 2006 11:13 PM

    I'd highly recommend AGAINST the Cliff House. Terrible.

    I'm not sure if the environs are what you had in mind, but Absinthe has a nice brunch. Not sure if that's 'reasonable.'

    1. rworange RE: myst Oct 24, 2006 01:26 AM

      I had one of the worst buffets in my life at the Cliff House, but that is beside the point as the brunch buffet is Sunday only. If you must do that go for the food.

      I like Yank Sing. Never been to butterfly because the reports on this board have been horrid. So I take you you want food with a view of the water. Someone recently had a positive report on The Waterfront.

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        niccole RE: rworange Oct 24, 2006 11:56 PM

        it was 2 years ago, but i had a really nice brunch at the waterfront with a group of 7.

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        Manimal RE: myst Oct 24, 2006 05:23 PM

        What about Farmer Brown? The food is excellent (but southern, if that's OK)and the atmosphere is nice and laid back.

        1. anna RE: myst Oct 24, 2006 11:52 PM

          Here are some of our favorite places that will work well for a small party:

          Chouchou - French Bistro, Forest Hill
          Tangerine - Pan Asian, Castro
          Le Zinc - French Bistro, Noe Valley
          Home - American, Marina

          They all serve great food with nice atmosphere. You'll have no problem making your budget at any of those restaurants.

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