I am a SF Chowhound and posted on this board a few weeks back asking for help with finding a place for a reception. We were able to get in at Chef Geoff's downtown Saturday night for a dinner reception for 30.
Chef Geoff's did an excellent job for us. We had a private room beautifully set up, the food was incredible (I had roasted butternut squash soup, hazelnut crusted salmon and chocolate cake-the best cake I've ever tasted- for dessert), the service was good, everything worked out very well. I would highly recommend this place for private parties. Just a wonderful experience for us all.
The cake (from Hollin Hall) was a disaster. Forgot our order, tried to substitute ice cream cake at the last minute and it looked horrible. But Chef Geoff's stepped right in and added on dessert.
Anyway, thanks to everyone for their help. I was able to set up a wonderful wedding reception for my brother with all the advice from this board. Happy Holidays!