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Small Wedding Dinner Advice Please!

My fiance and I are coming in to SF to get married at the City Hall, and we are not super familiar with the city. We would like to book a super special dinner for the evening of the wedding to celebrate with our families. It will be a total of 10 people including a baby.

Any suggestions for places?

Priorities are:
1) Truly delicious food
2) Warm friendly service
3) Bustling atmosphere on the loud side that will be accepting of a baby / or private room
4) Nice / fairly upscale interior (not so fancy that a baby would be inappropriate to bring)
5) Serves wine / beer

All cuisines are ok. We love all types of food, just must be delicious!

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  1. Congratulations! We had our wedding reception for 30 at One Market after getting married at City Hall. They did an outstanding job. Your party is small enough to consider the private room at Perbacco as well. And we just had a fabulous meal at Prospect, which also has a private room.

    What's your budget?

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    1. re: artemis

      we'd like to keep it under $1000 total (not including wine) but it's flexible and we could go higher for the right place :)

    2. I thought of Kokkari, one of my favorite places. I recently saw a party there in the private room and it looked fun. The private room is right next to the rest of the tables so lots of energy.

      1. Boulevard also has a small, private room that could fall within your price range (tightly).

        1. Thanks all for the lovely suggestions!

          My friend also suggested these:
          Barbacco
          Slanted Door
          Anchor and Hope
          Fleur de Lys
          E Tutto Qua
          La Marche Bicheria

          Any opinions on them?

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          1. re: esesms

            I don't know that I'd recommend Barbacco with a baby. It's a long, narrow restaurant, and there's no private room. The food is really great, the service is very friendly, and it's definitely bustling, but very FiDi... I don't think I've ever seen a kid in there. What time are you planning for your reception?

            1. re: esesms

              I don't think Anchor & Hope or Slated Door would feel very celebratorial, despite the good food. Both are bright and rather industrial in their interiors.

              1. re: CarrieWas218

                thanks, good call. industrial is not the feel we're going for...a little more romantic appeal would be good.

            2. Sociale has a great outdoor (but covered if need be), patio that is great for parties. I've seen lots of events hosted there. Great food, beautiful space, great service.