Going Away dinner in San Francisco
My 22 year old daughter is leaving for a long internship in the Seychelles(near Madagascar) and I'm hosting a going away dinner for her. i need a SF restaurant with easy access to Peninsula trains, comfortable room (not too noisy-suitable for conversations) for 10-15 people, mixture of college age kids, elderly grandparents and other friends and relations, reasonably priced food that is interesting and good-but not too edgy (I'm thinking Italian??). Any suggestions?
Koh Samui and the Monkey (Thai restaurant) might fit the bill. Like pane said, I'm not sure what "reasonably priced" means -- their food is on the pricey side, with most entrees in the double digits, I think. The food isn't that distinctive -- it's generally sweeter, milder, and Americanized --- but it's also definitely "not too edgy", which was one of your requirements.
It's on Brannan between 3rd and 4th, so it's a short walk to and from Caltrain, no need for Muni, and it's a rather large restaurant, so I imagine they could accommodate your larger group.
So yeah, definitely not my favorite from the food perspective, but it's fine. Except for possibly "reasonably priced" (depending on what this means for you), it seems like it satisfies your other requirements. Not sure about sound level, since the restaurant was half empty when I went there before.
Koh Samui & the Monkey
415 Brannan St, San Francisco, CA 94107