Looking for recommendations of restaurants preferably near Marriott Marquis Financial District (or at least an easy cab ride) for a group of 10-15. Doesn't have to be "fine" dining, but definitely not a chain. Upscale/interesting food (not pretentious) in a unique environment (not too loud). The attendees live in San Fran area. Suggestions?
I almost always direct groups to La Mar. http://www.lamarcebicheria.com/web/in...
Relatively easy to get a reservation. A little out of the ordinary without being threatening. Food is decent to good. Has cocktails.
It is technically a chain, but as in has 6 or so international locations. It's not Applebees.