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11 NYC Hounds on a budget (somewhat) - where to have dinner?

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Davis Oct 5, 2010 06:40 PM

Hi there,

My extended family and I will be traveling to San Francisco in a few weeks. Staying in Fisherman's Warf, but will happily travel. Our ideal budget is $20-$25 per entree, and we'll eat almost anything, but are specifically looking for fresh, seasonal, smartly prepared food. If we can find a place that does hand-made pasta, all the better, although we're open to any suggestions at this point.

The major problem seems to be accommodating our ridiculously huge party. Have tried to make reservations at Perbacco, Flour + Water, SPQR, and a few others, but none of those take reservations for such a large table.

Any suggestions out there? Thanks in advance!

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Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

SPQR
1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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    tranewreck RE: Davis Oct 5, 2010 07:59 PM

    You might try the back room at Incanto.

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    Incanto Restaurant & Wine Bar
    1550 Church St, San Francisco, CA 94131

    1. tvham RE: Davis Oct 5, 2010 08:31 PM

      Limon Rotisserie
      Zero Zero

      Maybe Wayfare Tavern? (though that would be at the top of your price range)

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

      Wayfare Tavern
      558 Sacramento Street, San Francisco, CA 94111

      Zero Zero
      826 Folsom St, San Francisco, CA 94107

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        ML8000 RE: Davis Oct 5, 2010 08:55 PM

        Why don't you cross-reference www.opentable.com for places that can accommodate your party with the information here. Do the search there and search on CH or ask questions.

        1. c oliver RE: Davis Oct 5, 2010 09:21 PM

          I think Ideale in North Beach could handle your size group.

          http://www.idealerestaurant.com/index...

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          Ideale
          1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

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            walker RE: Davis Oct 5, 2010 10:10 PM

            Call Umbria, it's at Howard/2nd St, near lower Market, financial district. Owner is Italian and they make fresh pasta there, good prices. I know Perbacco cannot accommodate your large group but their prices are much higher, portions smaller.

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            Perbacco
            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

            1. bbulkow RE: Davis Oct 6, 2010 12:27 AM

              Town Hall has a really nice private room upstairs, as well as a nook on the side.

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              Town Hall Restaurant
              342 Howard St., San Francisco, CA 94105

              1. Robert Lauriston RE: Davis Oct 6, 2010 10:45 AM

                For a party of 11, phone the restaurant. Perbacco can definitely handle large parties even though Opentable will give you the impression they can't.

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                Perbacco
                230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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                  myst RE: Robert Lauriston Oct 6, 2010 11:11 AM

                  Open table usually short ciruits at 8 people. You can check for 8 then call the restaurant (same time) and ask if they can handle 11. Most places that have room for 8 can fit in three more people. I have 10 every time I go out for a special occasion (mothers day etc...).

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                    Robert Lauriston RE: myst Oct 6, 2010 11:45 AM

                    Honestly, ANY time you don't find what you want on Opentable, call the restaurant, or make what reservation you can on OT and call the restaurant to change it (that way you get your OT points).

                2. steve h. RE: Davis Oct 6, 2010 11:33 AM

                  A16, mother ship to SPQR, has a wonderful room in the back. As others have mentioned, Perbacco and Ideale should have no problems handling your party.

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                  Perbacco
                  230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

                  A16
                  2355 Chestnut St., San Francisco, CA 94123

                  Ideale
                  1315 Grant Ave, San Francisco, CA 94133

                  SPQR
                  1911 Fillmore Street, San Francisco, CA 94115

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