Christmas Restaurants for Rent in San Francisco

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Top Christmas Restaurants in San Francisco

San Francisco is a beautiful city where there’s always something new to explore and this is even more true at the holidays. Christmas celebrations at restaurants have become a staple of a city that has more than 4,000 eateries to choose from! To amplify the joy of Christmas to your event, we’ve compiled a list of the best Christmas restaurants in the area for your dinner party! So ho-ho-hop on Tagvenue’s platform and start exploring! You’re likely to find a dreamy spot within seconds! Merry Christmas! 

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Christmas Restaurants Rental Guide

Ain’t nothing like the happiness of Noel in San Francisco. Residents and tourists alike are annually blown away by the glowing red and green lights at City Hall where the contrasting golden dome makes you feel like you’re part of Santa’s residence at the North Pole minus the unbearable cold. With mild temperatures all year round, dining at restaurants in SF is simply out of this world! Here are some of the magical streets to consider when renting out a venue!

Where should you hire a Christmas restaurant in San Francisco?

An unforgettable holiday party starts with the proper atmosphere. We’ve come up with a few streets for you to consider when looking for a venue or taking a walk after dinner.

Fairy lights, the scent of gingerbread cookies, and candles in the air are things that will make you feel like a child again, whether you’re in Union Square or Westfield San Francisco Center. SF has much to offer for an unforgettable holiday. 

Fisherman’s Wharf

Fisherman’s Wharf is not only famous for its excellent seafood restaurants but also for its atmosphere during Christmas, when the iconic wharf is lit up with lights and the restaurants exude the ultimate holiday vibe, with lights, heavily decorated Christmas trees, and decorations. Trying to find the best gifts for your guests? Make this night one of a kind by gifting them with the perfect Christmas bundle. Enjoy the holiday nights by getting on the cable car, where you’ll experience the breathtaking views of Union Square, Pier 39, and Fisherman’s Wharf  all at once. Prefer the ocean to the sky? Enjoy the annual Light boat parade that's hosted annually during the holiday season!

Union Square in Downtown 

From cozy restaurants  to wineries serving hot mulled wine, you’ll find plenty to keep you entertained in Union Square. Visit the annual Macy’s Christmas tree that never gets old. With live performances and a display of more than 1000 decorations and 30,000 lights, you’ll be in awe at all times! This location is certainly worth taking your guests to during the party season. Moreover, you can go on a shopping spree for that Christmas party outfit or head to art galleries with your friends and family after your party! Take advantage of your dinner party for some ice skating at the Holiday Ice Rink and don’t forget to enjoy some hot cocoa with marshmallows while you’re there! 

Pier 39

Instagram fame, here we come! Pier 39 is another wonderful holiday spot to see Christmas lights and enjoy the boat parade as well. With so many spots to choose from, you’re in for a treat with magical backdrops! Christmas restaurants along Pier 39 are also excellent vantage points for enjoying the magical streets. We recommend booking a table at a restaurant where you can enjoy a view of the stunning streets. You may also consider a skyline restaurant where you’ll have the opportunity to witness Christmas lights all over San Francisco. Remember not to miss the 60-foot Christmas tree that appears at the end of November and is up till mid-January! 

Where can you host a Christmas dinner in San Francisco?

With so many excellent eateries to pick from, you can certainly be overwhelmed and make the wrong decision, so to help you out we’ve come up with a few restaurant recommendations the cuisines and ambiance for a perfect holiday gathering. Remember that you can always book a semi or private table for the occasion at most restaurants in SF!

Entire Restaurant at Le Central Bistro

How to get there: Montgomery Station (350 yards from the venue)

Guest size: Up to 65

Cuisine: Traditional French

Founded in 1974, Le Central Bistro serves scrumptious traditional French dishes. A bite of their Poulet Rôti or Beef Bourguignon will take you to culinary heaven! What makes it one of our favorite spots? Its sophistication lies in its simplicity. With its delicious petits plats and drinks in the most charming setting, your guests will feel immersed in the Christmas spirit and wish that it were Noel all year round!

Sicilian Room at Ristorante Buon Gusto

Seats: Up to 40

Cuisine: Authentic Italian 

Motto: “Chi Mangia Bene, Vive Bene,”-“He who eats well, lives well.”

With great Italian food comes great service. Welcome to the Sicilian Room at Ristorante Buon Gusto where the setting will remind you of the Holiday season at any time of the year. With its white table linens and green and red decor accents, this place is a fantastic venue for hosting a Christmas dinner. The service is known for its friendliness and the food will keep you yearning for more. We suggest trying their fresh pasta and eggplant Parmigiano. Buon appetito amico

Yunza Room at Jaranita 

Location: Marina Bay

Cuisine: Peruvian

Capacity: 60

Yunza is a Peruvian Carnaval tradition where a tree is laden with gifts. Similar in some aspects with the traditions of Christmas, this room is ideal for an uncommon Christmas party. From perfect mimosas to the tastiest empanadas, the Yunza Room is pure culinary bliss showcasing the vibrancy of Peruvian cuisine- a mix of Creole, Nikkei, and Chifa excellence for the ultimate experience. The restaurant serves classic dishes with unique ingredients from the Peruvian coastline. Don’t forget to feast on their chocolate cake and Chilean wine to make this party an unforgettable one!

Christmas Restaurants in San Francisco FAQ

Can I book a private room for a dinner party in San Francisco?

Totally! Booking a semi or private space for your party is possible in SF. You will find plenty of spaces for varied guest capacities that can be rented for anything from corporate parties to a small family gathering of ten or less.  You’ll find an array of restaurants right in the heart of Downtown where you can also enjoy some Christmas shopping. Head to the Bay Area for some fine dining experience and to Fisherman’s Warf to enjoy upscale seafood with stunning views.  Tenderloin is another place to consider when it comes to private dinners, you’ll find several rooftop restaurants in the region.

Can I host an outdoor party at a Christmas Restaurant in San Fran?

Yes, you can easily host a party outdoors as many places are equipped with outdoor heating or are sheltered with clear roofs and windows for you to enjoy the view without catching a cold. Nature lovers, head to Richmond District where you can enjoy Lincoln Park which hugs the coastline.  Rent out a venue by Lakeshore where you can enjoy the beauty of nature in all tranquility. Glen Park is the dream location for a magical Christmas surrounded by nature. Whether it’s the gardens by the sidewalks or the lush forests, you’ll have plenty of amazing outdoor restaurants to choose from. 

Will the restaurants provide parking spaces for all my guests?

Not always. It’s best to consider paid parking spaces nearby for your guests as restaurants tend to get busy during the holiday season and it might be tough to find sufficient space for all your guests.

How many days in advance should I book the venue?

We always recommend booking your venue as soon as possible if it will take place during the peak season. To avoid having limited choices when the time comes, consider booking your venue a month or two in advance. For corporate events that require more than 100 seats, try to make your reservations at least half a year before the event.

What is the rental fee for Christmas restaurants in SF?

For affordable venues for less 1-10 guests you can find some great venues to rent starting at  $65 per person or $75 per hour. If you are searching for an   upscale venue  prices will range from $ 500 to $4500+ per session in Marina Bay, Fisherman’s Wharf. Prices will vary across the city. For private dining spaces expect to rent the space for between $1100 up to $10000+ per session. (All data according to Tagvenue.)

Guest Reviews of Christmas Restaurants on Tagvenue

Andrew Lewis
Booked The Officer's Club at Toy Soldier
The space was great. The food was very good. This was a very positive event for my first time planning an office party, and I'm glad that it went as well as it did.

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