Group Dinner Downtown
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!
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
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.