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Best Dining Option for party of 9 males (bachelor party)

troublemaker Jul 1, 2009 09:07 PM

So a dilemma here as in the middle of July a number of us are meeting up in San Francisco for a bachelor party. I've been a little out of the loop in the dining scene as I've moved down to Los Angeles over a year ago and am in need of suggestions for a delicious dining experience where 9 guys can comfortably have a good meal before embarking on the nights festivities.

The bachelor in question requested something in the range of "semi-classy." Chances are we won't be drinking wine but a good selection of well-crafted cocktails would be a plus.

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    BigE1967 Jul 2, 2009 05:20 PM

    I used to work in the city and about once every two months got together with a group of 12-15 guys for a steak dinner in different spots around the city. SInce we were frequently loud, we almost always had a private or semi-private room. Granted this was several years ago but the best I can remember were Bob's Steak & Chop House at the Omni. I love the butterflied filet mignon and Bob's potatoes are really good. I am not saying that Bob's is a "Chowhound" experience, but as a group of 30-something guys that wanted a great steak served in a upscale atmosphere with great cocktails it is tough to beat Bob's

    House of Prime Rib was another solid place we went to several times.

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      troublemaker Jul 2, 2009 01:14 PM

      Thanks everyone.

      Has anyone been to A5? How is the space and atmosphere over there?

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        slipson Jul 2, 2009 12:27 PM

        Also consider House of Prime Rib for good food and drinks.

        1. JasmineG Jul 2, 2009 11:18 AM

          NOPA would be fun, and they have great cocktails, though I'm not sure if they take a party that big, I'd call to ask.

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          1. re: JasmineG
            Pei Jul 2, 2009 11:41 AM

            Their maximum group size for reservations is 8. I called about a group of 9 last week and was told there was no way for me to get a reservation. The only way to get a table is to show up at 5 when they open the bar and hope they'll seat your party at 6pm when dinner starts.

          2. Pei Jul 2, 2009 10:16 AM

            Some friends of mine went to Harris's for pre-bach party dinner last year. I think they were a group of about 8 and said they were treated very well.

            1. tvham Jul 1, 2009 10:56 PM

              Beretta would be a good option with plenty to do in the neighborhood after.

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              1. re: tvham
                fesenjanface Jul 2, 2009 07:54 AM

                Beretta looks like good fit. I'm actually looking for something similar for a group of 12 guys except maybe "semi-demi-classy" and more fun/lively.

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                baybritta Jul 1, 2009 09:55 PM

                My Husband went to Alfred's Steak House for steak and cocktails for his bachelor party. Pricey but very nice, old-world, and classy.

                Alfred's Steak House
                659 Merchant St., San Francisco, CA 94111

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                1. re: baybritta
                  Chuckles the Clone Jul 2, 2009 12:22 PM

                  Alfreds has great steak, a bartender who knows what he's doing, and has "guys night out" oozing from every single one of its red leatherette pores. Plus it's conveniently located two blocks away from a number of those traditional bachelor party emporiums.

                  The big drawback is they serve you a *lot* of meat. So much so that you may all decide to just groan on home afterwards.

                  Maybe consider Waterbar? Good drinks, pricey as all get out, mixed reviews here, but they're situated in what must be the most beautiful spot in the city -- on the Embarcadero more or less directly underneath the bay bridge. Moon, bay, lights on bridge, ships, stunning place for an event.

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