Place for Wedding Lunch Reception - Group of 20 with Kids. Not familiar with area, please help?
My fiance and I are planning to have an intimate wedding at the City Hall on a weekday June of 2013. We are looking for a place to eat lunch after the ceremony with family and friends of 20 including 4 kids and a baby with a budget of $1000. We are from San Diego but his family is in the Bay Area. Buffet or brunch is preferrable but any place near City Hall with a wedding-vibe ambiance is nice. With a small budget I am not sure if this is even possible. I would really appreciate your help.
My friend did exactly the same thing and the biggest problem is "decent" lunch places that aren't diners or delis.
My friend had originally booked Cheesecake Factory and I talked him into going to Kuleto's instead. They were very happy with the ambience, meal, and service.
Absinthe is walking distance from City Hall and has some private dining options that might be in your price range.
You might try Sociale in Presidio Heights. They have a beautiful patio that is great for parties.
Also, you should know that there are no buffets or brunches on weekdays except the Indian buffets...
Absinthe Brasserie serves brunch on weekends. Maybe you can arrange something for your special day.