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Group dining for 12 near Embarcadero


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Group dining for 12 near Embarcadero

eyh | | Aug 17, 2007 01:25 PM

Can anyone recommend a venue where I can reserve a room that either serves bar food or can accommodate catered food being brought in for 12 people (2 kids included) near Embarcadero Center? It would be on a Thursday night in mid October.

My soon-to-be in-laws are coming into town from all over and since they don't all see one another very often, wanted to have a family night together before our wedding, however, THEY thought a sit-down dinner wouldn't be conducive to mingling/conversing with everyone since a restaurant might be noisy and you're just limited to talking to those sitting immediately around you. Ideally they wanted me and my fiance to host the gathering at our place, but it's too small to fit everyone comfortably (6-7 people would be max).

Another issue is one of the family members experiences some type of vertigo when he's outside his comfort zone, so the venue would have to be within walking distance or an extremely short cab ride away from Le Meridien Hotel across from Embarcadero 1 (where everyone's staying). I know, how does he survive??

At this point, we are thinking about booking a large hotel suite and ordering food in, or just making a sit-down dinner reservation at Slated Door or Osha Thai and telling them to deal with it (well, my fiance would say this, not me!!), unless someone has any suggestions??? Please, I'm desperate!!