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Oct 1, 2013 04:09 AM

san francisco restaurants city hall-lunch

we've got a crowd of about a dozen coming in for a wedding at city hall on dec 28. can anyone familiar with the area recommend a fine dining restaurant in the are for lunch?

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  1. That's kind of a tough one. Most upscale places don't serve lunch and many of those that do are closed Mondays.

    Hayes St. Grill

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    1. re: Robert Lauriston

      Ah, I misread that as October 28. On a Saturday, Absinthe or Zuni.

      The city's web site says wedding ceremonies at City Hall are Monday through Friday only.

      1. re: Robert Lauriston

        And the rest of us mindlessly just went along w/ you! :)

        I'd vote for Zuni!

    2. You are going to have to drive somewhere.

      The most oft-suggested post-wedding lunches are Absinthe, Zuni, and Jardiniere are all closed on Mondays.

      My suggestion would be to head to the financial district: Kokkari, Piperade, or Cafe Claude...

      1. Given the Monday problem:

        Wonder if any of the fancy hotels downtown would be good (imagine a lovely space--just don't know re food).

        Or see if someplace like R&G Lounge would do a Chinese banquet lunch in a private room.

        Finally, if you're driving (as opposed to taxi-ing), you could even head over the (new) Bay Bridge for a lovely celebratory lunch @ Chez Panisse Cafe, which is open Monday's.

        1. December 28 is a Saturday, which may allow for more choices...

          1. Uhhhh... December 28 is a Saturday and City Hall is not open for weddings...