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Restaurants in San Francisco south of 280 west of 101?

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I'm meeting a big gang in McLaren Park this Saturday and would like to take them somewhere in the neighborhood for dinner. Seems like the poorest sections of residential San Francisco don't get much attention here. But I'm sure there must be great places in the Excelsior, Portola, Visitacion Valley, Crocker Amazon, Sunnydale, and so on. A place that can easily seat twenty would be good.

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  1. Henry's Hunan could probably handle a group that size. Similar topic:

    http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/888067

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Thank very much, Robert. That other thread was very helpful.

    2. Beijing Restaurant --- several pix of large groups in the photo gallery
      http://beijingrestaurant.us/

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      1. re: Melanie Wong

        Thank you, Melanie. I've been meaning to try Beijing's Alemany location, though my one meal at the Irving restaurant was not great.

        1. re: poot

          My one meal at the Irving branch was not great either. It has since closed. Alemany's much better.

          1. re: Melanie Wong

            It depends on what you get. Some of their preparations just aren't that good, but the ones that are good are awesome.
            There are other threads with what to get, but my opinions are here: http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/8880...

      2. Definitely Beijing Restaurant. It's not a huge restaurant, but they could accomodate a group that size if you call them in advance. It would be fun for a big group too, especially if they wanted to indulge in hot pot items.

        I don't recall the layout of Little Yangon (Burmese) so well, but try calling them up to see if they can accomodate a group of that size since the restaurant is spacious.

        I can't recall how the tables are set up at Queen's Louisiana Po-Boy, but that might be another option. They also do delivery and catering for large groups (they close at 8:30, and aren't open on Sunday and Monday).

        Need some sweets to eat in McLaren Park? Stop by Pan Lido for Salvadoran or, if you think your friends would like it, Hilda's for Filipino desserts.

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