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Birthday party w/ a group of about 15

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DougOLis Apr 19, 2010 01:54 PM

From San Diego here and I'm trying to set something up for a friend's birthday this Friday. We're going to be a decent size group of about 15 people, all in our late 20s, like good food, good beer, good cocktails, and a lighter/non-stuffy atmosphere.

These are some of the options I had been considering but sure if any will work better for a group of our size (preferably with reservation). Are there any other good options I'm missing?

Flour + Water
A-16
Pizzeria Delfina (or would Delfina work better? Which Pizzeria Delfina location?)
Magnolia
Alembic
Nopa
Nopalito
Commis (how big of a group can they fit? might be an option for Sat. smaller group)
Zuni Cafe
namu

Let me know what you think.

Thanks,
Doug

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Zuni Cafe
1658 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

Delfina Restaurant
3621 18th St, San Francisco, CA 94110

Nopa
560 Divisadero St, San Francisco, CA 94117

Pizzeria Delfina
2406 California St, San Francisco, CA 94115

Commis
3859 Piedmont Avenue, Oakland, CA 94611

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  1. JasmineG RE: DougOLis Apr 19, 2010 02:03 PM

    I would call around and see where you can get reservations at this late date for a group of 15, and then once you have tentative reservations, come back and see which of those would work better. I'd be surprised if you could get reservations at most of these places for this Friday anyway, let alone for a party of 15 people. Commis is tiny, and I wouldn't go there with more than a group of maybe six people, but four is probably better. A 16 has a private room, but I'm not sure if they book it out for Friday nights. I don't know if Pizzeria Delfina is big enough (I've only been to the Mission location), but you can't make reservations there. Nopa only takes reservations for parties of 8 or less.

    1. wolfe RE: DougOLis Apr 19, 2010 03:12 PM

      Putting Friday night in Open Table 6:30 for 15 finds openings at some board familiar spots like B44. Belden Taverna, Bushi Tai, Fringale and Lulu along with quite a few others. Check it out.

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      B44
      44 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

      Fringale Restaurant
      570 4th Street, San Francisco, CA 94107

      Belden Taverna
      52 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

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        whiner RE: DougOLis Apr 19, 2010 05:40 PM

        I like your list. I would add Perbacco.

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        Perbacco
        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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          Michelleoksf RE: DougOLis Apr 20, 2010 10:26 AM

          I had a great time with a party of 20 at Rue Saint Jacques in Nob Hill i would check em out , they have an amazing Prix fixe for $35.00 where you can get any appetizer, main course and dessert off the regular menu www.ruesaintjacques.com

          1. tvham RE: DougOLis Apr 20, 2010 03:49 PM

            Limon Rotisserie has a big downstairs that would be perfect for a large party. At this late time I really doubt you could get into most of the places on your list.

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            Limon Rotisserie
            1001 S Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110

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