So here's the deal: There are eight of us in the Bay Area from sundry places (NYC, Philly, Seattle) for the weekend, and it occurs to us that while eating is on the agenda, we haven't actually gone so far as to figure out where. We don't need anything fancy or foodie -- just good food in an atmosphere where they won't be put out by a dozen people showing up on a Friday night without reservations. (Or, say, calling Friday afternoon for reservations that night.)
Cuisine doesn't especially matter, though veggie-friendly would be good. Location, likewise, doesn't matter, so long as it's within reach of BART/Muni. Basically, we're easy, and hungry.
Any and all suggestions, or pointers to old threads here, welcome.