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San Francisco Thanksgiving dinner

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.
Thanks

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      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.
      http://www.caesarssf.com/

      1. re: wolfe

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

          1. re: wolfe

            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.

        1. re: wolfe

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

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

          1. re: bbulkow

            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

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

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

              1. re: Euonymous

                Sometimes irony works, sometimes it doesn't.

                1. re: wolfe

                  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.

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

                  1. re: bbulkow

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

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

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