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Dinner for a Party of 12?

Can anyone recommend a fun place for dinner for a party of 12? We were looking into BIX or Town Hall but not sure if they can accommodate us. Any price range or cuisine... just a fun, lively atmosphere. Thanks!

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

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  1. Chez Papa resto (French Proven├žal), def nicer and very cozy space.
    Ask for Michelle, feel free to use me as referral ;-)
    you will love it

    it's in the side alley called Mint Plaza, on the 5th st. between Market and Mission\

    andrej

    1. I had a birthday dinner for 12 at Cafe Bastille a few years ago. Don't set your expectations too too high for the food, but it's just a really fun atmosphere with very attentive service, no rush to get out....

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      Cafe Bastille
      22 Belden Place, San Francisco, CA 94104

      1. La Barca over on Lombard is an old standby for decent Mexican; big parties; elbow room; easy going

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        La Barca
        2036 Lombard St, San Francisco, CA 94123

        1. Thank you for the suggestions. Any thoughts on Kokkari? It comes highly recommended for large groups and the menu looks interesting.

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          1. re: laytonj1

            great spot, lil too pretentious, staff and guests ;-)

            1. re: laytonj1

              Kokkari doesn't get a lot of love on the board, but I've always had great meals there, and it's really good for big groups. Get the spreads and pita to start.

              1. re: JasmineG

                The lady I spoke to on the phone at Kokkari was very friendly and accommodating. The pics ob the website make it look warm and cozy but lively too, which is what we're looking for.

                A few people in our group want to try Town Hall so I think I'll call them to see what they can do as well. Thanks!

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

                1. re: laytonj1

                  One warning about Town Hall -- I like the food there, but it is very noisy. With a party of 12 there, it would be hard to hear people at the other end of the table (or even maybe the middle of the table if you're on the end).

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

              2. re: laytonj1

                Kokkari is a fine place for a group dinner. There are tables in the back room that are regularly used for groups and I have hosted business dinners here to great acclaim from the attendees. The food is not exotic or elegant, it is just very well done Greek food in a warm and convivial atmosphere with good service. I'd do another group dinner there any time, and look forward to it.

                1. re: Paul H

                  Kokkari it is! The fact that Town Hall is so noisy, will have to wait for another visit. I want to be able to hear and converse with my college friends whom I only see once a year.

                  Looking forward to delicious Greek fare in a elegant and warm atmosphere. Opa!

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