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Group Dinner Downtown

Paisley16 Jan 6, 2009 04:08 PM

A dear friend is getting married in downtown SF in early February, as most of us are traveling from the east, we'll all be there at least one night early and wanted to plan a group dinner for about 4-5 couples.

Some will have children back at the hotel, so we'd like to keep it relatively close to downtown (we're staying at the Omni).

We're in our late twenties and would enjoy someplace with good local cuisine, while price is not a huge issue, we're not looking to make this a super-foodie expensive tasting menu night.

Thanks in advance!

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    OldTimer Jan 7, 2009 05:52 PM

    For ten people or so, a Chinese banquet would be ideal. Empress of China in the heart of Chinatown is walking distance of Omni, and has a great view of Telegraph Hill. Request the banquet room with a view. You can call and get menu suggestions. I've done this many times, and always a sucess. It is not too esoteric, but not chop suey, either.

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      jacob_mochel Jan 7, 2009 03:37 PM

      Osha Thai Embarcadero

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        meggie t Jan 7, 2009 02:14 PM

        Bix is another option - great food and a supper club atmosphere. They have a menu online. If you do a search, there are some threads with great info as well.

        56 Gold St., San Francisco, CA 94133

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        1. re: meggie t
          Ruth Lafler Jan 7, 2009 03:19 PM

          Just a note that you don't have to do a search -- if you follow the places link, on that page will be a group of threads where the place is linked and another group where the place is mentioned. Cool feature!

          1. re: Ruth Lafler
            meggie t Jan 7, 2009 05:25 PM

            Whoops. Forgot about that! Yes, much easier.

        2. Ruth Lafler Jan 6, 2009 08:13 PM

          The first thing that came to mind is Perbacco -- it's just a couple of blocks down the street from the Omni, the food is good (upscale modern/California Italian), and it has a lively urban vibe. It's big enough to handle a group your size easily.

          230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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