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San Francisco Thanksgiving dinner

artsewoman Sep 17, 2011 08:42 AM

Hi all,
I am looking for a restaurant near fisherman wharf for our Thanksgiving dinner, any ideas?
They love Italian food. med to higher scale.

  1. Robert Lauriston Sep 17, 2011 09:33 AM

    Discussion from last year:


    10 Replies
    1. re: Robert Lauriston
      wolfe Sep 17, 2011 10:37 AM

      Distilling all the old links in that link I get One Market and Tommy's Joynt. It's a bit early for this request and the lists of places open thanksgiving will be out later. Not the chowhoundiest place but Italian and near the wharf is Caesar's.

      1. re: wolfe
        Windy Sep 17, 2011 11:01 AM

        What's good at Caesar's? I always dismissed it as a tourist trap without having eaten there.

        1. re: Windy
          wolfe Sep 17, 2011 11:13 AM

          "Not the chowhoundiest place but Italian and near the wharf is Caesar's."

          1. re: wolfe
            Windy Sep 17, 2011 11:53 AM

            Thanks Wolfe. Based on Robert's assessment, sounds like a return visit to Capp's might be a better investment than Caesar's.

            Artsewoman, the SF Bay Guardian runs an annual Thanksgiving list. You can probably find one on their archives at sfbg.com.

            Heading a mile or two from the wharf will dramatically increase the qualify of your dinner and open up better options.

        2. re: wolfe
          bbulkow Sep 17, 2011 11:01 PM

          Hilarious. Two restaurants that couldn't be more different.
          Wouldn't you do City View or something?

          City View Restaurant
          662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111

          1. re: bbulkow
            wolfe Sep 18, 2011 02:19 AM

            If you are referring to Tommy's and One Market I am suggesting neither but only pointing out the choices that I distilled from Robert's link. They are not italian nor are they near the Wharf. I am not familiar with City View. Is it near the Wharf and Italian. Is it your best choice?

            1. re: wolfe
              Euonymous Sep 18, 2011 08:40 AM

              City View is a dim sum place in the Financial District.

              City View Restaurant
              662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111

              1. re: Euonymous
                wolfe Sep 18, 2011 08:57 AM

                Sometimes irony works, sometimes it doesn't.

                1. re: wolfe
                  bbulkow Sep 18, 2011 11:40 AM

                  You can say that again.

                  I was actually thinking of Empress of China (dim sum place with a view of the city), which I would think a smashing good idea for thanksgiving. Get a banquet with a big roast duck course, make sure your tables are in one of the view areas. Good combo of atmosphere and food - price is just high for the food quality, but shouldn't be outrageous. Not "by the wharf" but at least on roughly the same side of town. Meets few of the OP's parameters, but I'd talk my family into it.

                  Empress of China
                  838 Grant Ave Ste 5, San Francisco, CA 94108

                  1. re: bbulkow
                    Windy Sep 18, 2011 03:54 PM

                    Yes, ironically City View doesn't have a view. But the dumplings make up for it.

                    City View Restaurant
                    662 Commercial St, San Francisco, CA 94111

      2. Robert Lauriston Sep 18, 2011 04:21 PM

        If Palio d'Asti is doing Thanksgiving again this year, that might be a good bet. Most Italian restaurants are closed.

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