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Dec 19, 2011 09:09 PM

Dude demands a booth...

Please help. My 6'4 guy's priorities for dinner out : 1.)comfy booth 2.) in not super bright 3.) quality food. 4.)good service. Me? I just want high quality, relatively healthy food and nice ambiance (which varies from moment to moment as to my mood, from divey to high end) He does really enjoy the comfy leather chairs and ambiance upstairs at Epic Roasthouse (though not a booth, they are cushy leather and tall enough tall enough that he can relax his head back on them.) After about 20 times out with him saying "Where's a good place with a booth"...I take it to the experts. SF Chowhounds, please give me your expertise on quality restaurants in this city with booths or high backed large cushy chairs. Thank you sooo much!

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      1. The new Parallel 37 at the Ritz Carleton has booths. Prospect has booths.

          1. re: rworange

            Tadich doesn't have booths in the sense she's talking about. They have those weird little roomlets, but they have regular chairs in them, and comfy seating seems to be the issue here. I'll add that Fifth Floor doesn't have booths, but it does have comfy banquettes.

          2. Harris', Alfred's. I think booths are rare in SF because they take up too much of the expensive real estate. Specify the booth requirement when reserving.

            Tadich and Sam's have wooden booths, not comfy. I think the same is true of Elite Cafe.

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            1. re: Robert Lauriston

              Thanks for the suggestions. I think you are right about the expense of booth space ...and agree that the booths at Elite, Sam's and Tadich aren't the most comfy. I think he still may prefer them to a regular chair because they are tall and he can lean his head back on them though.