I'm looking for a restaurant to hold a rehearsal dinner in San Francisco, preferably near the Marina district where we will be having our rehearsal. I live in Noe Valley/Castro area, and am not too familiar with restaurants on that side of town. My favorite neighborhood haunt is Bacco. We had our sights set on Meze's, but then we ate there and were very disappointed by the overly salty food.
We will be about 30 people, and I am hoping to spend $40 pp, not including wine. California, French, Italian, American, Mediteranean cuisines are all possibilities. We don't need a private space, but it would be great. Chowhound seems very reliable, so I'm hoping someone can help. The date is coming up in 5 weeks. Thanks!