Hello all hounds,
I have a dear friend who is getting married in the upcoming months. She has not really used this site and asked me to help out.
This is a second marriage for both her and her soon to be husband and between the two of them there are 4 children ages range 10-3 years. They have decided on an SF city hall wedding and are looking for a restaurant to celebrate after.
Near city hall is not necessary but SF proper would be nice. Valet or "easy" parking a must since they will all be driving.
It will probably be the 6 of them plus a couple of parents/friends - imagining a total of 10-12 pp max - i.e. not enough for a private room or renting out the entire restaurant in the majority of options I'm guessing.
I imagine the type of food they want would be more along the line of french/cal-ital etc…not so much thai/chinese/mexican or any other of the wonderful ethnic options Sf has to offer for this particular occasion.
Price shouldn't be exorbitant but since they are not spending much on the wedding itself it can lend itself to something special.
I think the biggest challenge is finding a warm, intimate feeling place with excellent food that they could celebrate at - with 4 kids in tow of whom there can be varying degrees of cooperation on any given day. Since this is their wedding and a big part is the joining of the kids it isn't optional to NOT have them there. They need a place where other diners won't feel annoyed or disrupted, the service is great and accommodating but still feels special enough for them to commemorate the *new* family. I haven't lived in SFBay in 15 years but visit frequently and I can't really think of a place that fits the bill.
Hoping the experts can help!