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Business dinner for 10

ulterior epicure Jun 30, 2010 09:03 AM

Any recommendations for an upscalish, relatively quiet and calm place to have a business dinner for 10 in the neighborhood of Belden Place (would that be considered Union Square West? Financial District?)? Expense is not an issue.

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Belden Place
44 Belden Pl, San Francisco, CA 94104

  1. ulterior epicure Jul 10, 2010 04:54 PM

    Thanks everyone for your suggestions. The list I generated on my own included:

    Fifth Floor
    Masa's
    Campton Place (how's it doing these days?)
    The Dining Room at the Ritz (have been, was pleased, but bored)
    ame (really enjoyed my first visit there, now four years ago!)

    I've not been to Perbacco, but I've heard it's a circus in there, loud too.

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    Perbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    Masa's Restaurant
    648 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

    Fifth Floor Restaurant
    12 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA 94103

    Campton Place
    340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

    1 Reply
    1. re: ulterior epicure
      bbulkow Jul 10, 2010 07:00 PM

      From what I read, I don't think anyone believes that Campton Place is, today, in the same category as the others in your list (was previously). The Chron has it as only 2.5 stars out of 4 the last few years.

      Given that the rest of your list is all Michelin one stars, I'd think you'd include the others: Quince, notably, and it would seem Aquerello is within your distance range. Aquerello is nearly hushed, perhaps to a fault.

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      Campton Place
      340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

    2. w
      whiner Jul 2, 2010 03:43 PM

      If expense is not an issue, your hand;s down best choice is Ame.

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      Perbacco
      230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      1. n
        nocharge Jul 2, 2010 02:15 AM

        Upscale and quiet? Masa's is about three blocks away. One Michelin star and quite reliable but not more exciting than upscale French will be in any major city. I like this place and have no problem recommending it if upscale French (and the slight stuffiness that tends to go with it) is what you're looking for. Also within about the same radius: Perbacco. Interesting Italian, more casual, but still a lot of Financial District diners. It's not that quiet so you would want to call them to figure out if they can accommodate a party of 10 in a not so noisy part of the restaurant.

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        Perbacco
        230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

        Masa's Restaurant
        648 Bush Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

        3 Replies
        1. re: nocharge
          Cynsa Jul 2, 2010 07:29 AM

          Perbacco
          http://www.perbaccosf.com/private_din...
          (private dining room upstairs

          )

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          Perbacco
          230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          1. re: Cynsa
            CarrieWas218 Jul 2, 2010 11:31 AM

            Ah, piffle. I've dined with the OP and Perbacco would not impress him....

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            Perbacco
            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

            1. re: CarrieWas218
              Cynsa Jul 2, 2010 03:25 PM

              Perbacco is certainly not quiet...
              Would the OP be happy at Campton Place? I've only lunched there on a quiet late afternoon.
              http://www.camptonplacesf.com/#page-index(0)
              click on "view the restaurant"
              or
              Fifth Floor? too south of Market?
              http://www.fifthfloorrestaurant.com/p...

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              Perbacco
              230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

              Fifth Floor Restaurant
              12 Fourth St., San Francisco, CA 94103

              Campton Place
              340 Stockton Street, San Francisco, CA 94108

        2. grayelf Jul 1, 2010 09:46 PM

          Not quite that area but maybe this thread might be useful: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7173...

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