I know I can count on the Hounds for help ...
I'm planning a wedding rehearsal dinner for roughly 80 people in April. (Everyone's invited, not just family.) The intention is for casual, stand-up food and drink. I'm guessing that the best bet will be to buy out a smaller restaurant and ask them to open the bar and just keep bringing food out until people stop eating it.
1) In San Francisco. Ideally Embarcadero/FiDi/Union Square/SOMA/Mission/Castro, and accessible by BART or Muni.
2) Willing to do a buy out on a Friday night. (OR have a separate space for 80 people.)
3) Good service, but casual atmosphere.
4) Good with vegetarian food.
5) Pizza would be a plus.
6) A cool space.
Our first thought was Beretta, but they don't do buyouts - their only offer was their downstairs room, which only seats 40 (and is frankly much blander than the upstairs).
Second thought was The Plant on the Embarcadero, which satisfies all of the above - except that the food just hasn't been that good the past couple times we've gone.
Please help! Thanks!