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Jul 26, 2007 12:20 PM

Private Dining - Financial District/SOMA

I am looking for a restaurant with a private dining room that can accommodate at least 40 guests for a sit-down dinner. This is for a Friday evening in mid-October. The ideal location is in the Financial District or SOMA. I would prefer to be close to The Palace Hotel if possible.

This is for a university alumni event - guests will be of various ages. I would like something that is fun, on the trendy side, but not suited for only the young/hipster crowd. Budget isn't too much of a concern but I don't want/need an extremely high-end restaurant.

I am planning this from Chicago and I am not very familiar with the area. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.


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  1. TWO's close to the Palace and has a lot of private-dining options.

    22 Hawthorne St., San Francisco, CA 94105

    1. I would say Town Hall could accommodate, very San Francisco style place, warm interiors, brick, seasonal foods appealing to most everyone.

      Bong Su- has a lovely room, shared dishes, Modern Vietamese, fun spot-

      Azie- would be another good choice-fun, semi-hip, accelectic Asian style

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      1. re: Lori SF

        I should of gave locations all of the above are SOMA

        1. re: Lori SF

          Thank you for these recommendations. I have already contact Town Hall and Azie and received responses back from them.

          I also have a call into Perbacco.

          If anyone else has any additional suggestions, they would be greatly appreciated.

        2. How about Perbacco?

          They are in the heart of FiDi and a very short walk from the Palace

          1. Town Hall has a private room upstairs. It's about five blocks from the Palace Hotel.

            Town Hall Restaurant
            342 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

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            1. re: stonefruit

              Having been in the private upstairs dining room at Town Hall, I'd have to say it's a little small for 40 people. Even though it was December, the room quickly became overheated. Also, the acoustics in that room are horrible, and I could barely hear the person sitting next to me, much less anyone else at my table.

            2. Lulu is next door to Azie and has a seperate room that they rent out for private parties. I've always enjoyed the food (especially the mussels) and the wine list is great.