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Narrowed it down -- which would you pick?

Thanks so much to everyone who provided input on my other thread about my company party. So we've narrowed it down to the following:

Perbacco
Restaurant LuLu
Farallon
Boulevard
Michael Mina (though we're still waiting to confirm capacity there)

In a second tier of consideration are:

Chaya
E & O Trading

If you had to pick a restaurant to have a party for 130 - 150 people, which would you pick?

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Perbacco
230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

Farallon
450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

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  1. I don't know much about the rest, but I had a company event at Perbacco this week and it was fantastic. There were about 80 people there. The food was excellent, the service was flawless - highly recommended.

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    Perbacco
    230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

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    1. re: morningbun

      Second on Perbacco.

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      Perbacco
      230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

    2. I'd skip Boulevard. IMO it's over-rated and over priced.

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      1. re: Nopa

        I've never been a fan of Blvd since the get go. Very nice, beautiful room...but the food always missed for me. I never "got" Boulevard.

      2. Same for E&O corporate and generic Asian fusion.

        1. Wow, I had to find your other link to see if Chowhounds really recommended some of those places. If you want to have your company party at a soulless chain, go to E & O Trading.

          Probably too many years to count, but went to a company event at Chaya and it was totally underwhelming. Nearby Boulevard would be the better choice.

          I haven't been to Perbacco, but everything I've read on these boards leads me to think that would be the best choice.

          Farralon never really gets raves here. It's kind of gimicky and at this point in time I have to think the gimmick is old. I never went to an event there, but my one diner many years ago when it was still a relatively hot restaurant, never inspired me ever to return.

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          1. re: rworange

            No, not all recommended by 'hounds! Some were picked by others in my company, some were picked based on size and proximity to hotels. There aren't that many good restaurants that can handle 150 people.

            Perbacco is my 1st choice.

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            Perbacco
            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111

            1. re: TorontoJo

              I will be the dissenter on those who think Farallon is not a good choice. They sloped downwards several years ago but I think they have rebounded nicely and are serving exceptional seafood. I also think the setting would lend itself to a great party!

              The question would be more towards your 130 to 150 guests: Would they all want seafood? Because that is Farallon's strength and if you have 10% or 15% who will want a more traditional protein (steak or chicken), than Farallon is not the choice you want.

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              Farallon
              450 Post Street, San Francisco, CA 94102

          2. I would chose between Perbacco and Boulevard. I think Perbacco may be better for your specific purpose; also likely to be less expensive.

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            Perbacco
            230 California St, San Francisco, CA 94111