SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

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SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#1 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » March 13th, 2019, 10:24 am

ACS Clinical Congress returns to SF in Oct and we are trying to set up a lunch gathering for the combined chapters of Washington & Oregon on Tuesday Oct, 29.

It will be a strictly social affair, by that I mean purely political.

I need a place where 25-50, or more, could gather; walking distance from the convention center preferred. Good food a plus, there won’t be much drinking other than coffee I’d guess.

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Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#2 Post by dteng » March 16th, 2019, 10:45 am

Slanted Door?
Ferry building, not too far of a walk, good setting.
Lots of shops and distractions there too.
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Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#3 Post by T Welch » March 16th, 2019, 10:51 am

dteng wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 10:45 am
Slanted Door?
Ferry building, not too far of a walk, good setting.
Lots of shops and distractions there too.
I doubt they would want to accommodate a group that large. I think The Slanted Door is the largest grossing restaurant in SF so they are always busy. But I might be wrong.
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Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#4 Post by ERPark » March 16th, 2019, 6:22 pm

Slanted Door is indeed busy the majority of the day (especially lunch and dinner times). It’s also 1.1 miles away from Moscone Center, so not exactly a quick hike and back.

Going anywhere over 2 blocks from Moscone feels like a haul when you’re dealing with convention goers, tourists and locals. In the immediate vicinity, the choices aren’t exactly stellar. You might consider Osha Thai on 3rd & Folsom, Zero Zero on Folsom just past 4th, or Fang on Howard Street. Mourad on New Montgomery is a quality choice, but I don’t know if they have private room space to accommodate 50 folks (25 in their main dining room shouldn’t be an issue at lunchtime).
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Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#5 Post by Siun o'Connell » March 16th, 2019, 8:34 pm

I've always had good experiences with Osha Thai though not been to that location. They'd be my likely first call about space.

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Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#6 Post by dteng » March 17th, 2019, 2:01 pm

T Welch wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 10:51 am
dteng wrote:
March 16th, 2019, 10:45 am
Slanted Door?
Ferry building, not too far of a walk, good setting.
Lots of shops and distractions there too.
I doubt they would want to accommodate a group that large. I think The Slanted Door is the largest grossing restaurant in SF so they are always busy. But I might be wrong.
Ah got it.
Just figured it’d be a good spot for tourists.
I’ve actually seen private events held there.
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Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#7 Post by T Welch » March 17th, 2019, 2:07 pm

Dan, just about any restaurant is available for a private event, but at a substantial cost (room charge, food and beverage minimums, etc.) so probably not appropriate for Glenn's group.
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Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#8 Post by Siun o'Connell » March 17th, 2019, 4:30 pm

Slanted Door does do private events ... blocking off part or all of their seating for it (I know because we were unable to eat there one night with a client thanks to a party they were hosting - I really don't think the room is designed well for such events imho) but the distance from Moscone is just too far for a midday meal during a work event I think (and the cost is probably crazy).

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#9 Post by Glenn L e v i n e » March 17th, 2019, 7:54 pm

Slanted Door is way too far away. Walking distance from Moscone for a group of surgeons squeezing lunch into a very busy meeting day.
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Re: SF lunch for 50 or so, near the Moscone Center

#10 Post by T Welch » March 17th, 2019, 8:16 pm

I wonder if you could have a food truck or two show up, or a restaurant deliver to a nice rental room?
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