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Bachelor Party dinner recs in San Francisco.

swicks Aug 10, 2012 04:45 PM

Hey all,

Looking for a few recs for a bachelor party dinner in September. About 15 people, early to mid-30's so not really the hard-partying frat-boy scene so we aren't looking for the standard fancy'douchey steakhouse or sushi fusion joints. Perhaps something more middle of the road price range-wise and a little more casual but still interesting and delicious. A fun, hip scene would be ideal as well. Looking in SF proper only. A few thoughts were maybe a gastropub with good food or rustic italian. Maybe an Izakaya? Open cuisine-wise but probably not too keen on Mexican food.


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  1. Civil Bear RE: swicks Aug 10, 2012 05:08 PM

    Maybe the Gold Club? Huh? Huh?


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      LabLady RE: swicks Aug 10, 2012 05:27 PM


      I ate here recently and it was very very good. Just -- everything was as described in the menu but perfectly done. I enjoyed the specialty cocktails a lot too -- although the drinks may be getting above what you meant by middle-of-the-road prices (it's probably the kind of thing that is different to everyone).

      1. chefj RE: swicks Aug 10, 2012 06:36 PM

        A little more rambunctious than the what you have mentioned but I know a couple of Bachelor parties that went to Asia SF and had a blast. The food and drink is quite good as well.

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          swicks RE: chefj Aug 13, 2012 11:40 AM

          Thanks for the recs, though I think we are looking more at gastropub or craft cocktail type places...

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            swicks RE: swicks Aug 13, 2012 11:42 AM

            I guess I forgot to include price range, probably between $50-$75 per person including drinks.

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              goldangl95 RE: swicks Aug 13, 2012 11:48 AM

              The problem, really, is that a lot of places in SF cannot cater to groups particularly well but some thoughts:

              Not sure about the accommodating group aspect on these but in terms of what you want:
              Abbot's Cellar (haven't been yet myself)
              Bar Agricole
              Wayfare Tavern

              Reliable group places:
              La Mar

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            hyperbowler RE: swicks Aug 13, 2012 12:17 PM

            How much are you looking to spend?

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              goldangl95 RE: hyperbowler Aug 13, 2012 01:33 PM

              OP stated above $50-75 a person.

            2. Robert Lauriston RE: swicks Aug 14, 2012 12:22 PM

              Cotogna if they can seat a party that size.

              1. nicedragonboy RE: swicks Aug 15, 2012 09:25 AM

                Wayfare Tavern I think would be a good spot, though I imagine it might be hard to get a group that big in.

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                  ceekskat RE: swicks Aug 15, 2012 09:29 AM

                  Zero Zero or Beretta.

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                    swicks RE: ceekskat Aug 16, 2012 12:31 PM

                    Thanks for the new batch of ideas all, appreciate it!

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                      bbulkow RE: ceekskat Aug 16, 2012 02:47 PM

                      +1 on Zero Zero upstairs. Craft cocktails, fun atmosphere.
                      Absinthe, for sure. Surprised no one mentioned that.

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                        goldangl95 RE: bbulkow Aug 16, 2012 03:20 PM

                        The last time I was at Absinthe it seemed much more low key then it used to be(maybe it was just the day). In line with Absinthe - Zuni may work as well.

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