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Help! Orthodox Jews and Midwestwesterners in Bay Area for dinner

Need to find a restaurant to host small family dinner in two weeks, parents' 50th anniversary. Problem is - brother and family are strictly kosher (but will grumble through a conventional seafood or vegetarian meal). Worse yet, parents are so powerfully bland that they'd eat at Denny's given the choice. In other words, anything from Asia or Mideast or other parts savory won't do (unless it's Israeli, I suppose), Italian is on outskirts but acceptable. Too late to get into Greens, Milennium scared them badly last time. Any thoughts?

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  1. http://www.sabragrill.com/

    beef was dry as heck, but the fish was great - kind of a dowdy room, but it sounds like your crowd won't care. head up the street to the Buddha for a few apres-famile snorts.

      1. I don't know about SF, but if it's real comfort food you want - Saul's Deli in Berkeley will have both the kosher and the comfort.

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        Saul's Deli
        1475 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709

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          1. Tadich Grill might be perfect. If they would be upset by the wait there, Sam's Grill.

            You might also consider Hayes Street Grill and Cafe Maritime.

            1. Other choices in San Francisco is the San Francisco New York Deli - http://sfnewyorkdeli.com/ - the Shangra La Vegetarian Chinese Restaurant is also kosher - also in oakland there is the Holay Land Restaurant http://www.holylandrestaurant.com/ and here is another link from the CH kosher board - http://www.chowhound.com/topics/462206

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              1. re: weinstein5

                SF New York Deli is lunch only and it's just sandwich shop, primarily takeout.

                The topic ML8000 linked to above is more up to date.