This weekend is going to be a weird one. I am going to SF to meet up with a group that will be likely 10 people total all flying into SF. It's a friend's birthday so I am not in control of where we eat (the nightmare continues) but I want to gently suggest some ideas hopefully make some reservations as needed. Background... Gary Danko a few years ago was (so far) the best meal of my life with a close second/near tie with 11 Madison Park in NYC a few months ago. I won't be able to get this group of people to fine dining but every trip I confirm that SF is my favorite food city in the U.S.!
We are staying at Hotel Abri/Union Square area. Group is a bunch of gays so any suggestions on drinks/bars too would be appreciated... not just in Castro but we are equal opportunity cocktail lovers.
Here's some questions/help needed: If we all eat together for a few meals... how do we deal with the 10 people?! I guess multiple tables could work but I have never dealt with a big group in SF for my delicious food trips.
Breakfast (likely can do as a couple vs. group) suggestions: I read a few posts and found Momma’s, Canteen, Tartine, Dottie’s, Brenda’s French Soul Food and Foreign Cinema (Loved Dottie's in the past, but I am looking for not too far from Union Square not a long wait options.)
Bars/Beers/Wine/Cocktails: Lately the wife and I are obsessed with beer. Current fav Weihenstephaner from Germany. Would love any and all amazing beer list/bar suggestions.
Lunch/Dinner (Again caveat the large group) would love any type of food suggestions for a group/not a hideous wait or reservations ok for our group.
Monday early lunch for only four people. Thinking of doing Dim Sum any suggestions? Likely want to go right when they open then head to airport after.
Thanks in advance!
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