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Need Rec for Business Dinner near Marriott (4th St)

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Hello,
Group from Seattle in SF for 2 nights and only one free dinner - this Thursday for 8 people. We would like to be able to walk from the hotel, but somewhere worthwhile, as it is our only meal outside of the hotel. Our boss loves Purple and in Seattle if that helps. First Crush was suggested.

Any other ideas?

Thanks in advance and confession - I didn't really search the board since it is a pretty specific location request.

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  1. This is one long block from the Marriott (4th Street):

    http://www.amerestaurant.com/dinner.html

    1. If you want to go Italian then Perbaco is fairly close (a few block walk) from where you are. Ame is pretty good but I would stick with the appetizers which are the highlight (the mains have been a let down to me considering how good the appetizers are).

      1. Opentable doesn't show much for party of 8, may want to call some of the following:

        Chez Papa Resto at Mint Plaza, Coco500, Fifth Floor...

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        1. re: ceekskat

          Most restaurants on opentable will require you to call for parties of 6 or more. So figue out which place you might want to go and then give them a call. Opentable will have the number to call.

        2. I would skip First Crush. So many better options in the area.

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          1. re: LAWoman

            It would be helpful to know what those "so many better options" are.

          2. Fifth Floor is a really great business dinner type of place - it's a bit random though because it is on the Fifth Floor of a Hotel just across the street from the Marriott.

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            1. re: jlfoodie

              Yes, my first thought was Fifth Floor as well -- I had a very nice dinner there during Dine About Town. If your boss is into wine, their sommelier and wine collection are outstanding.

              I think Ame might be problematic for a business dinner, since the cuisine there might not appeal to everyone.

              1. re: Ruth Lafler

                Thanks all. We ended up with 14 people squeezed at a table at First Crush. It was pretty decent, and the menu was pleasing for people coming from far and wide. Ame seemed a little exotic for some of our guests. Fifth floor could not accomodate our party.

                Overall, it was a good meal and everyone enjoyed, so while there may have been an even better choice, this was just fine for business dinner.