My parents' 50th wedding anniversary is coming up later this month, and they want to celebrate with a great Chinese dinner. Cost is no object (they want shark's fin soup, etc), and it would be for one table of 8, so it's not a banquet per se, but we'd like banquet type food.
We have a slight preference to stay within the SF city border, but if the food is definitely better, we would definitely be willing to venture to the Millbrae and Daly City areas. We would definitely want to go to a restaurant that takes reservations, as we don't want to wait for a table.
On the "usual suspects" list in SF I have R&G, Great Eastern, and South Sea Seafood Village. South of SF I have Fook Yuen, Koi Palace, The Kitchen, and Mayflower (former HK Flower Lounge?). I haven't been to any of these places for at least a year or more, so I'd like to know what the current opinions area. And if there are some "must have" special dishes, please let me know. I'm not looking for great value, I'm looking for great food! And, hopefully, a decent atmosphere.