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Diners' Choice: Good for groups restaurants in San Francisco

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Updated June 05, 2024

Looking for restaurants that are great for groups in San Francisco? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Lao Table restaurant
4.7 (355)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Lao Table on Second Street is a contemporary restaurant and lounge that serves traditional Thai cuisine as well as a variety of Asian fusion dishes. There are various branches located throughout San Francisco and each is popular for its trendy ambiance and swanky presentation. The menu at Lao Table includes several vegetarian options so that everyone can enjoy something. There’s also a wide selection of specialty cocktails that you can choose from to accompany your meal.

Popular starters at Lao Table include “TUM MARG HOONG" grand papaya salad, Crispy garlic wings tossed with garlic caramel and house special spring rolls featuring rice paper rolls stuffed with shrimp, lettuce and mint. For your main course, try an entrée like the volcanic beef made with premium USDA certified flank steak or Pad Mee Lao.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 14, 2024
They close at 9pm which is pretty early for dinner gathering.
A photo of Harborview Restaurant & Bar restaurant
4.5 (1295)
$31 to $50
Financial District / Embarcadero
About the restaurant
Located at Four Embarcadero Center, Harborview Restaurant & Bar serves quintessential Cantonese Cuisine and traditional yet innovative dim sum and banquet menus, with impeccable service in an elegant and relaxed atmosphere. With a main dining room seating more than 200, Harborview also features a full bar, patio, private dining and special event space. Harborview is a combination of traditional Cantonese classics and our own original recipes, using the finest ingredients.

We look forward to serving you soon!

Harborview Restaurant Team
Top review
Dined on Jun 11, 2024
Delighted to enjoy authentic dim sum in the heart of San Francisco during my visit from Hong Kong. The service was also excellent, just like I am used to at home.
A photo of Elements Bar at ONE65 restaurant
4.5 (42)
$31 to $50
Downtown / Union Square
About the restaurant
One of the city's few upper floor bars, ELEMENTS Bar & Lounge is a sophisticated destination bar serving an extensive range of cocktails, fine wines and whiskies in a luxurious, intimate setting. A special menu designed for the lounge provides a selection of inviting options designed to enjoy with drinks.

Last call for food orders 9:15pm.
Top review
Dined on May 12, 2024
I love One65. The food and the vibe is awesome. The drinks were amazing. The service is good. Will definitely be back again.
A photo of The Red Window restaurant
4.5 (60)
$30 and under
Modern European
North Beach
About the restaurant
The Red Window that offers dinner, brunch, a Cocktail bar and an event space. Its menu is marked by innovation and intentionality, bringing a touch of modern European cuisine blends the vibrant flavors of Spanish tapas, the rich traditions of Italian cuisine, and the boldness of American culinary influences into a captivating dining experience to the San Francisco dining scene. The Red Window is distinguished by its remarkable Art and Décor, all meticulously crafted by the diligent work of local artists and designers. At the Red Window, dining is an immersive and positive experience that transcends the food on the plate. Whether indulging in brunch or dinner, guests are guaranteed an unparalleled and enjoyable experience.

Top review
Dined on Jun 15, 2024
Live music, friendly service, yummy food, festive North Beach spot!
A photo of Wilder SF restaurant
4.5 (50)
$30 and under
Comfort Food
Marina / Cow Hollow / Presidio
About the restaurant
Wilder, founded in 2020, is inspired by our time spent traveling and exploring the outdoors. We've created a sophisticated menu of casual international comfort food that's best shared. Featuring an approachable menu of seafood skillet plates, hearty salads, and delicious meat and vegetable dishes.
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on Jun 6, 2024
Restaurant was pretty empty for dinner so didn’t have energy I was hoping for. Food was better than average bar food. Bartender was great.
A photo of Farmhouse Kitchen Thai Cuisine - San Francisco restaurant
4.4 (302)
$31 to $50
Mission District
About the restaurant
Not your typical Thai. We are Thai New Generation focusing on bringing you adventurous, bold flavors of traditional and non-traditional dishes using the freshest ingredients. Look out for our nightly specials from regional home-cooked dishes to market fried grasshoppers.

Our wine list focuses on small production and farming with thoughts toward the future. Cheers!

Michelin Bib Gourmand 2016 - 2019
Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 4 days ago
The food was delicious, but a bit over-priced. Our server was a bit rough around the edges and brought us bill and asked us to pay while we were still talking and relaxing. There were plenty of other tables outside so I don’t think we were keeping anyone else from sitting.
A photo of Sushi Shio restaurant
4.4 (288)
$50 and over
Mission District
About the restaurant

Check out our new menu offerings. We are also offering Pick-up/Delivery options for your added convenience. Please search us at DoorDash.

Please kindly leave a note if you have severe food allergy or dietary restrictions.

Thank you and we look forward to serving you soon.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined on May 21, 2024
Very excellent fish, it’s truly exceptional, I will return
A photo of Golden Crab House restaurant
4.4 (92)
$50 and over
Sunset District
About the restaurant
Golden Crab House is a Vietnamese inspired restaurant. At Golden Crab House our goal is to bring a combination of traditional and fusion flavors bringing our customers a unique and flavorful experience. Here at Golden Crab House, we serve only the freshest seafood. The Dungeness Crabs we serve year-round are either caught locally or from Washington state. Our Maine Lobsters are caught from the East Coast.
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Always great service. The dinner set menu for 2 is delicious. The buttery garlic crab is delicious and about 2.5 lbs. Highly recommend.
A photo of Benihana - San Francisco, CA restaurant
4 (3036)
$30 and under
About the restaurant
Welcome to Benihana, a dining experience unlike any other! Our guests are seated at communal tables in groups, where your personal chef will perform the ancient art of Teppanyaki. Watch as we slice and dice, preparing a meal that will dazzle your eyes as well taste buds, whether you choose mouth-watering steak, tender chicken or succulent seafood. You can also enjoy sushi prepared by a talented sushi chef and indulge in a specialty cocktail.
Top review
Dined 4 days ago
always a fun and great time Carlos was fantastic! :)
A photo of Buena Vida Cantina restaurant
3.1 (133)
$30 and under
Contemporary Mexican
About the restaurant
Buena Vida Cantina is inspired by our travels to northern mexico and our love for
Mexican comfort food & street cuisine. Featuring unique dishes from Chef Erik Hopfinger and fresh Agave based

Buena Vida is for San Francisco and SOMA where community is ingrained in our
heartbeat. The Good Life.

Join us in The Garden, our outdoor dinning space, and enjoy everything we have to offer. Great food, laughs, good times and The Good Life.
Top review
Dined on Jun 5, 2024
Amazing service, the owner and his brother were amazing hosts and the food was excellent - everyone in our group of seven cleaned our plates and extremely enjoyed it
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