Nothing like a near last minute request. We're coming to SF for a major medical conference this week, and someone just asked me to find a good place to eat for Friday night dinner for 8 of us. You all helped me last time I was in Union Square by sending me off to Canteen, but I was a lone diner at the time and the dynamics change with this big of a group.
Our hotel is in Union Square, near the Moscone Center. We'd like a good spot that is within walking distance. It'll need to be a place that will take reservations at this late late time or will not have too long a wait for an 8-top on a Friday night at the beginning of a major medical conference. One vegetarian is in the group, and most of the group favor cocktails but enjoy wine as well. Cuisine options are pretty open. Thanks so much for your help with this!