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Jul 28, 2008 08:55 AM

SF Dinner for 9 people on Tuesday - not too pricey

I have relatives in town and they are staying near the wharf. There will be nine of us meeting up for dinner on Tuesday. My first thought was Fog City or Catch. Any suggestions? It's been a while since I have eaten out with a group in SF. I'm trying to not break the bank either.

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  1. Helmand Palace
    Bodega Bistro

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Helemand seems to get mixed reviews and it may be a little much to ask my 70 year old aunt and uncles to try afgahni - same issue with Maykadeh. I love Persian food but it may not sit well with the elders in the group.
      Not familiar with Bodega Bistro and they don't seem to have a website. From what Yelp shows it seems to be a better place for lunch and that area can be very iffy at night if memory serves.
      Looking at Open Table I find quite a few places that might work for us.
      Any opinions on Cote Sud? I've eaten here once a long time ago and enjoyed it.
      I haven't been to Home since the change ups. Any opinions?

      1. How about Town's End? Good food, reasonable prices, not "ethnic" and not too far from the Wharf.

        Town's End Restaurant & Bakery
        2 Townsend St Ste 2, San Francisco, CA 94107

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        1. re: Ruth Lafler

          Town's End is not open on Mondays and won't return phone calls until after 7:30 am on Tuesdays. I looked on Open Table and it says "Not Available" whatever that means.
          I'm now thinking Waterfront, Ana Mandara, Le Colonial, McKormick and Kuletto's or Il Fornaio. Not as cheap as I wanted, but all are easy access for the older crowd as far as parking and I'm sure they will find something on the menu they will eat and not have stomach issues with. Would love feedback on it if you have any. It's been a while since I've been to any of them.

          1. re: sflegs


            From your list I would reccomend Ana Mandara.

            1. re: whiner

              Gave them the list and they chose McCormick's. Seafood and tourist area won out. Thanks for the suggestions. I will report back after the meal.

        2. I like taking friends and/or family to South Park Cafe - great food & ambiance at a very reasonable price.
          They can usually accommodate small groups on weekday nights, from the Wharf it is a nice drive along The Embarcadero (Ferry Building, Bay Bridge ...) - and parking along South Park is usually easy at night.

          South Park Cafe
          108 South Park, San Francisco, CA 94107

          1. how about suppenkuche in hayes valley, your group could take over an entire table...

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            1. re: saffrongold

              I thought about it but they wanted to be somewhere more touristy. Thanks though. I'll let you know how McCormick's is.