Supping in San Francisco: Event Venues

I’m working from the West Coast this week and would like to share some of the local restaurants with you, perfect San Francisco event venues for private dinners or buy-outs.

San Francisco Event Venues Events with Ginger & Co.

A16 – 2355 Chestnut Street: It’s only fair that the best should be listed first. This Neapolitan Italian spot in the Marina District delivered a delightful arugula and fennel salad and comforting chicken sausage meatballs and ragu maccaronara (hand-made, thick spaghetti). The atmosphere was upbeat with stylishly dressed patrons, a more casual dining area in the front bar and a chef’s table available near the seating in the back of the restaurant.

Bistro Boudin – 160 Jefferson Street: Awaking on New York time, we arrived to Fisherman’s Wharf before the restaurant opened and enjoyed the toasted sourdough bread available at the downstairs cafe and market vowing to return for the bread bowls served at the restaurant.

Delarosa – 2175 Chestnut Street: In an effort to cover the Napoletana ragu spectrum on Chesnut Street, we sampled Delarosa’s version and found it just as satifying as A16’s. Best of all was the bench seating, inviting us to share our experience with our neighbors, a young, stylish couple and a mother and her sweet, elementary-school-age son. By the end of the evening, we were laughing about dipping into each other’s meals next time.

California Wine Merchant – 2113 Chesnut Street: A tiny tasting bar, perfect for a 40-person cocktail party, opens onto the street and serves a delectable variety of local wines and a few imports.

Nick’s Crispy Tacos – 1500 Broadway: Sombreros and serapes are nowhere to be found at this chandelier and red velvet lounge serving a crowd of twenty-somethings, especially on $2 Taco Tuesdays. Go early to beat the crowd for some of the best tacos outside the Mission.

What are your favorite San Francisco event venues and restaurants?

About Ginger Berman

As President of Events with Ginger & Co., Ginger oversees the planning of 15-20 events each year, including the five simultaneous Light The Night Walks for the NJ chapter of the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, as well as conferences and gala dinners for various other nonprofit organizations and corporate and professional services firms.Previously, as Special Projects Manager/Consultant to the co-founders of the organization Autism Speaks, she designed and executed events from concept to completion, ensuring they went off without a hitch and met their awareness-building and fundraising potential. High-profile events included the first chefs’ tasting in NYC to offer table-side cooking to over 370 people, which raised over $1.1 million, and the $1.8 million Concert for Autism Speaks featuring Lionel Richie.Prior to joining Autism Speaks, Ginger created the position of Marketing Manager, Conference and Event Planning at the New York headquarters office of White & Case, one of the largest and most prestigious law firms in the world. She managed client-facing retreats, educational seminars and other special events for the firm. In 2007, she returned to the firm as a consultant, organizing six days of events in three months time, including registration, hotel, airport transfers, two receptions, an all-day meeting and a black tie dinner dance for more than 550 people.Ginger earned her B.S., magna cum laude, in Mass Communications from Towson University and also attended American University of Rome in Italy. She lives in Westfield, NJ with her husband and son.

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