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Oct 23, 2008 02:10 PM

A moderately priced business dinner (for 10) close to downtown?

Since food is not the top priority for this type of gathering, I normally opt for Ozumo or Shanghai 1930 (best location) but these are too pricey.

The best option would be a Chinese place which could pass for a business dinner venue. Not too formal, though. Cozy is good.

I haven't been to Chinese places lately, except for a recent gathering at Hunan Home in Chinatown (liked neither the food nor the atmosphere). How is Empress of China? Tian Sing?

Now, it doesn't have to be Chinese, of course. I thought of Chinese because of good price to value factor. I can't think today, so I am asking for your help.

Please give me interesting new (and tried and true) options, within, say, a mile radius from the Ferry Building.

Warm regards

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  1. Louie's? For a group of ten you can get one of their tables in a shoji room, which makes it perfect for a business dinner. There have been lots of reports of meals there, if you look at the threads on its places page.

    Louie's California Chinese
    646 Washington Street, San Francisco, CA 94111-2106

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    1. re: Ruth Lafler

      Exactly the type of place I am looking for, it sounds like.
      Thanks, Ruth.

    2. We've done business dinners at R&G Lounge. They have big round tables with the lazy susan that could seat all 10 of you which is nice.

      R & G Lounge
      631 Kearny St, San Francisco, CA 94108