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Feb 21, 2007 04:35 PM

Post-City Hall Wedding Lunch for 8?

A friend of mine is getting married at city hall next Friday and he and his bride to be are looking for a fancy spot to celebrate afterwards. There will be about 8 in the party and the lunch will take place on a Friday. Price and neighborhood are entirely negotiable, they'd like to eat somewhere european and with an atmosphere to suit the occasion. Does anyone have any suggestions for an excellent spot for this fete?


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  1. I'd suggest Jardiniere.

    1. Thanks for the suggestion. I forgot to mention one thing... Both the bride and groom are vegetarians and non-drinkers, this is not true of their guests, but someplace with great vegetarian dishes would be really perfect.

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      1. re: China

        jardiniere can handle that, no problem.

        1. re: artemis

          Jardiniere is great! But it's not open for lunch....Absinthe may be the next best thing in the area.
          If you're willing to go further in the city, I would suggest Boulevard.

          1. re: anna

            I found the atmosphere at Boulevard sort of corporate and impersonal the last time I was there. They're happy to go elsewhere in the city, is there anywhere else that does a beautiful lunch further away from city center.

      2. i'd second jardiniere. other possibilities are absinthe and hayes street grill, though if bride and groom don't eat seafood, that would be a tad harder

        1. Greens is a nice location for a celebration. The food is pretty good and the view special.

          1. Kokkari Estiatorio- beautiful place, good food.

            or Rubicon- they can make vegetarian with advance notice and have some offerings on the menu.

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            1. re: Lori SF

              I agree with Kokkari, it really is a very beautiful place, the food is great, and there are lots of vegetarian options.