Quiet dinner for 4, near 19th Ave.
Been a very long time between posts.
Looking for a quiet place to discuss business near 19th Avenue (Inner or Outer Sunset/Richmond, West Portal, even Geary and the Clement Chinatown area). My guests are driving from Marin and I don't want to get them too lost. Tuesay evening the 28th
I'm pitching a Culinary Adventures business to them and would like to impress them with my food choice, but I just haven't been out much lately, so knowing where to go these days is a challenge.
What's new? What's cool? Thinking about Nopa but it's a bit too loud (I know, it's not really near 19th, but it's SOOO good).
We'd like to relax and have a long conversation without having to raise our voices Open to just about any cuisine. In the $$ range, rather than $$$.
Have any faves?
Thanks in advance.
Hi Tom! Glad to see you back.
Personally I would find both Chapeau and NoPA too busy/noisy. Clementine is a bit more intimate than Chapeau.
How much do you want to impress them with an unusual spot they've never heard of or tried? I'd include both the Old Mandarin and Shin Toe Bul Yi in that category.
Another thought is to go to Oyaji, the Japanese bar izakaya on Clement near the Legion. They have booths, and food is interesting without being too way out.
You might also consider one of the new restaurants in the Presidio. I'm not sure if anyone's reported on La Terrasse since they updated the dinner menu.
By "19th Avenue" I assume you mean Highway 1 (for the convenience of the Marinites) which is Park Presidio in the Richmond. I haven't been, and don't know how quiet it is, but have read positive things about Chapeau, which is only a block and a half from Highway 1 on Clement.
re: Gary Soup
Hey Gary, thanks. Yeah, I know how the names change as Highway 1 goes through the Richmond on out to 280. The exit off the GG Bridge says 19th Avenue, too, just to make it more complex.
Whichever place I land on (thanks for your rec of Chapeau...good choice), I'll definitely make sure they know all of the necessary names of streets and highways.